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Bear Trap Fire experiences less fire spread in past 24 hours

May 16, 2022 Daily Update Acres: 13,504 acres Containment: 30% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 540 Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: Despite exceptionally dry conditions, higher than normal temperatures, and increasing winds, the Bear Trap Fire experienced less spread in the past 24 hours. Firefighters continue to monitor fire activity […]

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Historically dry conditions and high temperatures fuel the Bear Trap Fire

May 15, 2022 Daily Update Acres: 11,550 acres             Containment: 30% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 540          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: Historically dry conditions and higher than normal temperatures along with increasing winds continue to test the Bear Trap Fire. […]

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Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 Assumes Command of Bear Trap Fire

May 14, 2022 Daily Update Acres: 9,563 acres  Start Date:  May 1, 2022Cause: UndeterminedContainment: 31%Total Personnel: 483      Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NMFuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: The Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4, led by Incident Commander Aaron Hulburd, assumed command of the Bear Trap Fire at 6:00 AM […]

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Bear Trap Fire – May 13th UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Incident Command: A type 2 incident management team will assume command of the Bear Trap fire on Saturday May 14th at 0600 with the Southwest Incident Management Team 4. Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200     Cause: Undetermined.         Size: 8,158 acres Location: Bear Trap Canyon, […]

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Cibola National Forest Mountain Districts Increase Fire Danger Rating to Very High

Mt. Taylor, Magdalena, Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts Albuquerque, NM – May 12, 2022 –The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands has moved to Very High Fire Danger Rating on Mt. Taylor, Magdalena, Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts. The Fire Danger Rating is calculated by measuring the dryness of wood, grass and other combustible material, […]

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Bear Trap Fire – May 12th UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Incident Command: New Mexico – Albuquerque Type 3 Team Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200           Cause: Undetermined.         Size: 7,552 acres Location: Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Socorro County, NM. See Map […]

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Bear Trap Fire – May 11th UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Incident Command: New Mexico – Albuquerque Type 3 Team Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200           Cause: Undetermined.         Size: 7,249 acres Location: Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Socorro County, NM. See Map […]

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Quartz Hill Fire – FINAL UPDATE

Mount Taylor Ranger District – Zuni Mountains This will be the final update on the Quartz Hill Fire unless conditions warrant additional information. Reported start date / time: May 9, 2022 – 0245           Cause: Under investigation         Size: 8.9 acres Location: East of Oso Ridge, Zuni Mountains, Mt Taylor Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National […]

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Bear Trap Fire – May 10th UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Incident Command: New Mexico – Albuquerque Type 3 Team Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200           Cause: Undetermined.         Size: 6,655 acres Location: Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Socorro County, NM. See Map […]

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Quartz Hill Fire – EVENING UPDATE for May 9th

Mount Taylor Ranger District – Zuni Mountains Reported start date / time: May 9, 2022 – 0245           Cause: Unknown         Size: 8 acres Location: East of Oso Ridge, Zuni Mountains, Mt Taylor Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Containment: 75% Strategy: The strategy for the Quartz Hill Fire is full suppression. […]

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NEW FIRE START: Quartz Hill Fire

Mt Taylor Ranger District – Zuni Mountains Fire Name: Quartz Hill Fire Reported start date / time:   May 9, 2022 / 0245 Cause: Unknown Size:  8 acres Location: East of Oso Ridge, Zuni Mountains, Mt Taylor Ranger District Containment: 0% Resources on scene: Firefighters from the Cibola National Forest, Cibola County Fire Dept., Grants Fire […]

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Bear Trap Fire – May 9th UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Incident Command: New Mexico – Albuquerque Type 3 Team Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200           Cause: Undetermined.         Size: 6,143 acres Location: Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Socorro County, NM. See Map […]

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Bear Trap Fire – May 8th UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Incident Command: New Mexico – Albuquerque Type 3 Team Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200           Cause: Undetermined.         Size: 5,619 acres Location: Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Socorro County, NM. See Map […]

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Bear Trap Fire – May 7th UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Incident Command: New Mexico Albuquerque Type 3 Team Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200 Cause: Undetermined Size: 4,406 acres Containment: 0%. Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Resources on scene: 193 Location: Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & […]

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Bear Trap Fire – May 7th UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Incident Command: New Mexico – Albuquerque Type 3 Team Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200           Cause: Undetermined.         Size: 4,406 acres Location: Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Socorro County, NM. See Map […]

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Bear Trap Fire – May 6th UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Incident Command: New Mexico – Albuquerque Type 3 Team Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200 Cause: Undetermined.         Size: 3,237 acres Location: Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Socorro County, NM. See Map […]

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Bear Trap Fire – May 5th UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Incident Command: New Mexico – Albuquerque Type 3 Team Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200 Cause: Unknown         Size: 2,694 acres Location: Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Socorro County, NM. See Map […]

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Bear Trap Fire – May 4th UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Incident Command: New Mexico Albuquerque Type 3 Team Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200 Cause: Unknown         Size: 2,309 acres Location: Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Socorro County, NM. See Map Attached. […]

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Bear Trap Fire Area and Road Closure Order

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Albuquerque, NM, May 3, 2022 – An Area and Road Closure (Order 03-0725) has been issued for National Forest System lands as described below and as depicted on the attached map as Exhibit A, within the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest, Socorro County, New Mexico. This Order […]

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Bear Trap Fire – May 2nd Evening UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Incident Command: At 0600 on Tues. 5/3/2022, New Mexico Albuquerque Type 3 Team will assume command of the Bear Trap Fire. Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200 Cause: Unknown         Size: 1,209 acres Location: Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National […]

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