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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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Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fire Update for April 18, 2018

Diener Canyon Fire Statistics                                       Bluewater Fire Statistics Start date: April 12, 2018 Start date: April 12, 2018 Size: 9,304 acres Size: 2772 acres Location:   Mount Sedgewick Location:   Salitre Mesa Cause: Spot fires from Redondo Prescribed Burn Cause:   Abandoned campfire Containment:   68% Containment:   7% Total Resources Diener Canyon: 3 helicopters, 15 engines, […]

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Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fire Update, April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018   10:30 AM Diener Canyon Fire Statistics                         Bluewater Fire Statistics Start date: April 12, 2018 Start date: April 12, 2018 Size: 8001 acres Size: 2526 acres Location:   Mount Sedgewick Location:   Salitre Mesa Cause: Spot fires from Redondo Prescribed Burn Cause:   Abandoned campfire Containment:   35% Containment:   10% Total Resources […]

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Video Update Bluewater & Diener Canyon Fires for 4-16

Containment advances on the Bluewater and Diener Canyon fires. Rocky Gilbert, Operations Section Chief updates progress on the fires. https://www.facebook.com/cibolanf/?hc_ref=ARQqfzVn7g7pnobCpBHs0Bm-qE5ACRR3_a7uPGBgThdwujCGyoOk_UyXymguuMoVNkA&fref=nf

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Bluewater Public Information Map for April 16, 2018

The April 16 Public Information mmap for the Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fires may be accessed via the link below. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/map/5741/0/77261

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Bluewater and Diener Canyon Update for April 16

April 16, 2018   10:30 AM Diener Canyon Fire Statistics                                 Bluewater Fire Statistics Start date:  April 12, 2018                                            Start date:  April 12, 2018                    Size:  6,682 acres  […]

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Smoke Report for Diener & Bluewater Fires for 4-16

The  April 16 smoke report for the Diener Canyon Fire and the Bluewater Fire is available on Inciweb at the link below. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/NMCIF/2018-04-13-1036-Bluewater/picts/2018_04_16-12.28.42.975-CDT.pdf

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Pre-Evacuation Notices Lifted on Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fires

Pre-evacuation notices for the residents of Bluewater Acres, Bluewater Village/Plano Colorado Estates and La Jara subdivisions have been lifted today. The evacuation center has been closed at Grants High School. Despite the notice being lifted, residents in these communities should continue to have a plan in place should another pre-evacuation notice be necessary. While future […]

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Community Meeting Tuesday, April 17: Bluewater/Diener Canyon Fires

There will be a community meeting about the Bluewater and Diener Canyon fires on Tuesday, April 17th at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the old county complex at 515 West High Street in Grants, NM.  Incident management team personnel and fire cooperators will provide an update on these two fires.

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Firefighters Make Progress Utilizing Favorable Weather

The Diener Canyon Fire (6,106 acres) is burning on Mount Sedgwick within the old fire scar from 2004. The Bluewater fire (2,532 acres) is located approximately 4 miles north of the Diener Canyon Fire on Salitre Mesa. On Saturday afternoon firefighters engaged in a successful firing operation on the west end of the Diener Canyon Fire, […]

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Closures Implemented for Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fire Area

April 14, 10:00 p.m. The Cibola National Forest has temporarily closed a portion of the Mt. Taylor Ranger District encompassing the Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fires.  The closure area includes all of the land contained within the following boundary:  beginning where Highway 612 ends and Forest Service Road (FSR) 178 begins, FSR 178 to the […]

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