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Stage I Fire Restrictions starting Friday, Oct 23 on the Magdalena, Mountainair, Mt. Taylor and Sandia Ranger Districts

The Cibola National Forest will implement Stage 1 fire restrictions at8 a.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020 on the Mount Taylor, Magdalena, Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts. The Carson National Forest and Santa Fe National Forest are also entering Stage 1 fire restrictions on Friday, an indication of the widespread risk of unseasonal wildfires across […]

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Mars Fire Burning in the Manzanita Mountains

Tijeras, NM, October 18, 2020 – Fire crews are currently engaged on a brushfire reported this afternoon on the Manzanita Mountains. The Mars Fire burning southwest of the intersection of Mars Court and Raven Road is estimated to be two acres in size.  The fire is burning in ponderosa pine and pinon juniper fuel types. […]

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Termination of closure order for Colorado 2 Fire, Mt Taylor Ranger District

Order Number 03-0702 Cibola National Forest and Grasslands officials have terminated closure order 03-0701 for the Colorado 2 Fire area effective October 13, 2020. The Colorado 2 Fire has not advanced in the last few days. Interior smokes are being monitored by Mt Taylor Ranger District fire crews. Crews continue to monitor fire lines and […]

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Final Update: Colorado 2 Fire Mt Taylor Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM, October 11, 2020 – Management of the Colorado 2 Fire will transition to the Mt. Taylor Ranger District at 8 am., Monday. This will be the final news update unless there are significant changes in fire activity. The fire remains at 257 acres and is 75% contained. Firefighters continue to patrol, monitor and […]

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Oct. 9 Update: Colorado 2 Fire Mt Taylor Ranger District

Start date: October 5, 2020         Cause: Under Investigation       Size: 257 acres Location: Colorado Canyon, San Mateo Mountains.Colorado 2 Fire is east of NFSR 239, south of NFSR 453 and north of Mt Taylor. Containment: 50% containment. Firefighters have stopped progression and continue to improve the containment fire lines. Fuels and fire behavior: The Colorado 2 […]

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Oct. 8 Update: Colorado 2 Fire, Mt Taylor Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM, October 8, 2020 Start date: October 5, 2020 Cause: Under Investigation Size: Approximately 250 acres Location: Colorado Canyon, San Mateo Mountains.Colorado 2 Fire is east of NFSR 239, south of NFSR 453 and north of Mt Taylor. Containment: 30% containment. Firefighters have stopped progression and continue to improve the containment fire lines. Fuels […]

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Oct. 7 Update: Colorado 2 Fire, Mt Taylor Ranger District

Start date: October 5, 2020         Cause: Under Investigation Size: 220 acres Location: Colorado Canyon, San Mateo Mountains.Colorado 2 Fire is east of NFSR 239, south of NFSR 453 and north of Mt Taylor. Containment: 0% Fuels and fire behavior: The Colorado 2 Fire is exhibiting moderate fire behavior with isolated torching. Weather: Above normal […]

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Mt Taylor Ranger District: Colorado 2 Fire

New Fire Start on Mt Taylor Ranger District: Colorado 2 Fire Start date: October 5, 2020         Cause: Unknown          Size: 100 acres Location: Colorado Canyon, San Mateo Mountains.Colorado 2 Fire is east of NFSR 239, south of NFSR 453 and north of Mt Taylor. Containment: 0% Fuels and fire behavior: The Colorado 2 Fire is […]

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David Canyon Prescribed Burn Update

Sandia Ranger District Wednesday 9-11-2019 Tijeras NM-The Sandia Ranger District has postponed the David Canyon RX Burn due to heavy rain received last night. The area is too wet to continue. We expect to begin again when conditions line up. Yesterday the crews treated 100 acres. The total for the two days is 250 acres […]

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David Canyon Prescribe Fire Update

Tuesday 09-10-19 Fire Managers on the Sandia Ranger District are currently implementing a prescribed burn in the David Canyon area. Approximately 150 acres were treated yesterday out of 900-acre project. Today’s target is 100 acres. Every morning, fire managers will evaluate weather conditions including wind, temperature and relative humidity to ensure conditions are within the […]

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Conditions are Favorable for the David Canyon Prescribed Fire

Tijeras, NM, September 5, 2019 – Fire managers may begin the David Canyon prescribed fire as soon as next Monday.  The project area is located on the Sandia Ranger District of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands, approximately 6 miles south of Tijeras, NM.  Up to 900 acres will be treated to promote forest health […]

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Prescribed Fires Planned for the Sandia Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM, August 22, 2019 – Fire Managers are planning to execute several prescribed fires on the Sandia Ranger District this fall and winter.  Prescribed fires are planned ignitions conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems.  These fires promote forest health in many ways such as reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients, and increasing […]

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