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Closures to be implemented due to the extreme fire danger level

Albuquerque, NM, June 11, 2018 – Closure orders will be implemented on several districts of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands due to the extreme fire danger.  The closures will prohibit all recreational activities on the Mountainair, Sandia, and Mount Taylor Ranger Districts.  Campgrounds, picnic areas, trails, trailheads, and National Forest System roads will be […]

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Se establecieron restricciones para el uso del fuego en todo el Bosque Nacional Cibola y en las pastizales nacionales

Albuquerque, NM, June 5, 2018 – El nivel de riesgo de incendio es muy alto en todo el Bosque Nacional Cibola y en las pastizales nacionales. Por lo cual, se establecieron restricciones Fase II para el uso del fuego en la mayoría de los distritos de Cibola. En la Fase II de restricción, se prohíbe: […]

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Magdalena Ranger District elevates to Stage I and II Fire Restrictions across the District

Albuquerque, NM, May 23, 2018 – Current conditions and fire danger on the Magdalena Ranger District of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands have necessitated an increase in fire restrictions across all mountain ranges. Effective May 25, 2018, the San Mateo, Datil and Magdalena Mountain ranges will begin Stage II Fire Restrictions. The Gallinas and […]

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Enjoy your National Forest this Memorial Day Weekend

Albuquerque, NM, May 23, 2018 – As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, people are encouraged to visit Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands to enjoy one of the many recreational opportunities available – a picnic, hike, or drive to enjoy the scenic beauty.  The forest remains open.  No fire related closures are in effect but […]

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North Peak Fire Final Update

U.S. Forest Service Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Final Update 11776 Highway 337 Tijeras, NM 87059 Media Contact: Karen Takai        505-281-3304 Email: nancypeterson@fs.fed.us   Web: http://www.fs.usda.gov/cibola Twitter: @Cibola_NF Facebook:www.facebook.com/cibolanf NM Fire Info: https://nmfireinfo.com/   Tijeras, NM, May 23, 2018 10am: This will be the final update for the North Peak Fire unless there […]

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Ojo Chiquito Fire 100% Contained – Final Update

 Mountainair, NM, May 22, 2018 – The Ojo Chiquito Fire was reported around 2pm this afternoon within the Manzano Mountain Wilderness on the west side of the Manzano Mountains.  Helicopters dropped water and a helitack crew was dropped in the area and hiked to the fire.  This crew of 4 worked throughout the afternoon and […]

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North Peak Fire Update Sandia Ranger District Cibola NF

U.S. Forest Service Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands News Update 11776 Highway 337 Tijeras, NM 87059 Media Contact: Karen Takai        505-281-3304 Email: nancypeterson@fs.fed.us   Web: http://www.fs.usda.gov/cibola Twitter: @Cibola_NF Facebook:www.facebook.com/cibolanf NM Fire Info :https://nmfireinfo.com/ Tijeras, NM, May 22, 2018 – The North Peak Fire was detected last night at around 9:00pm. It is estimated […]

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NORTH PEAK FIRE DETECTED ON SANDIA RANGER DISTRICT

Tijeras, NM, May 22, 2018 – The North Peak Fire was detected last night at around 9:00pm.  The general location of the fire is on the north portion of the Sandia mountain range between the Piedra Lisa Trail and the Osha Loop Trail.  The cause of the fire appears to be lightning. Precipitation occurred in […]

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Mountainair Ranger District Fire Crews assist on Trail Canyon Fire

Albuquerque, NM, May 15, 2018 – Fire crews from the Mountainair Ranger District responded and are assisting the Torreon Fire Department on a 1 acre fire on private land this morning.  The fire borders Cibola National Forest Land along Forest Service Road #55 west of Torreon.  The fire is smoldering and creeping at this time […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions to begin on the Mount Taylor, Mountainair, and Sandia Ranger Districts

Albuquerque, NM. April 30, 2018 – Drought conditions continue throughout the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands.  To reduce the risk of human caused fires, the fire restriction level will increase to Stage 2 on the Mount Taylor, Mountainair, and Sandia Ranger Districts. Stage II fire restrictions will be effective at 8:00 a.m. on the […]

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Gallinas prescribed fire planned for Magdalena Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM, April 27, 2018 – Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands will conduct the Gallinas prescribed fire on the Magdalena Ranger District sometime within the next few weeks if weather and wind conditions are favorable.  The predicted forecast calls for hot, dry, and windy conditions – those needed to successfully treat […]

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Diener Canyon and Bluewater Fire Updates for April 22, 2018

Diener Canyon and Bluewater Fire Command Transferred to  ABQ Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team A spring snowstorm brushed through the fire area on Friday evening leaving one to two inches on the higher ground on the Bluewater Fire and just a dusting on the Diener Canyon Fire. The moisture was welcome, but had very […]

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Bluewater/Diener Canyon Fire Update 4/21/18

Fire Management Team Transfers Command to Incoming Team Sunday April 22 Yesterday crews on the Bluewater Fire kept fire growth to a minimum near Forest Road (FR) 575 as they battled strong, gusty winds. Firefighters strengthened containment lines on the northeast corner of the fire, while helicopters held the containment line on the north side with […]

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Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fire Updates for April 20, 2018

Windy Day on the Fireline, Lines Hold with Hard Work Red Flag conditions on Thursday included a significant increase in the winds and warmer and very dry conditions. There was considerable fire activity at a few spots along the southeast portion of the Bluewater Fire. Three hotshot crews and two type two crews were in […]

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April 19, 2018 Diener Canyon/Bluewater Fires update.

A Calm Day on the Fires Allowed Prep Before Today’s Wind Wednesday brought a significant moderation in fire weather. Winds were minimal, temperatures were warmer and it was still very dry. There was considerable smoke visible from both fires, however, except for a few spots on the Diener that were quickly caught, the fuels putting […]

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All Districts of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are in Fire Restrictions

Albuquerque, NM, April 19, 2018 – The fire danger level has reached high to very high on all districts of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands. Several recent wildfires were caused by unattended campfires! Stage 1 fire restrictions are in place on all of Cibola’s mountain districts, including the Mount Taylor, Magdalena (except for the […]

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