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Reduced Closure Area for Post Wildfire Suppression Repair

Bear Trap Fire – Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Albuquerque, NM, Aug 02, 2022 – An Area, Road and Trail Closure (Order 03-03-03-22-01) 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 […]

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FINAL UPDATE: Spring Creek Fire – Single Tree Lightning Strike on the Sandia Ranger District

Reported start date / time: July 27, 2022 / 1335 Cause: Single Tree Lightning Strike         Location: West of Sandia Crest north of Sandia Tramway– Sandia Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Resources: Firefighters from the Cibola National Forest. Strategy: Full suppression. 07/28/22 Update: The health and safety of firefighters and […]

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Single Tree Lightning Strikeon the Sandia Ranger District

Reported start date / time: July 27, 2022 / 1335 Cause: Single Tree Lightning Strike         Location: West of Sandia Crest north of Sandia Tramway– Sandia Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Resources on scene: Firefighters from the Cibola National Forest and Bernalillo County Fire Dept. Strategy: Full suppression. Smoke may […]

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New Fire Start on the Mountainair Ranger District: Cottonwood Fire – July 9th

Reported start date / time: July 9, 2022 / 1500 Cause: Lightening strike.        Size: 2 acres Location: 1 mile from Cottonwood trailhead, adjacent to Ojo Peak burn scar, west of FSR 422, Southeast Manzano Mountains – Mountainair Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) Torrance County. Containment: 0% Resources: Firefighters from […]

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Forest Closures & Fire Restrictions Liftedon Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands

Effective Friday June 24th Order Number 03-0730/0731 Albuquerque, NM – June 23, 2022 – Monsoonal activity has increased bringing widespread precipitation across most of the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands (NF & NGs). The fire danger level has decreased substantially within New Mexico. The Cibola NF & NGs will lift closures and fire restrictions […]

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New Fire Start Near I-40 & Carnuel Canyon

Unified command of Bernalillo County & USFS Reported start date / time:  June 16, 2022 / 1711 Cause: Unknown         Size: 30 acres Location: Carnuel Canyon. I-40 at Carnuel Exit, Bernalillo County, NM and Forest Service land.Road closures in place for west and east bound of I-40 and NM Hwy 333. Containment: 0% Fuels: Pinyon-Juniper and […]

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

June 14, 2022 Daily Update SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – AARON HULBURD – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 312,519 acres Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 Cause: Human-caused, under investigation Containment: 47% Total personnel: 1,019 Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences Fuels: Timber and tall grass Highlights: The Southwest Area Type 2 […]

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Bear Trap Fire Update – May 30, 2022

Acres: 38,225 acres             Containment: 82% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 273          Start Date: May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: Fire lines continued to hold strong despite having the highest wind speeds in the last 11 days, gusting at 35 mph. The fire is […]

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Bear Trap Fire update for May 29, 2022

Acres: 38,225 acres             Containment: 75% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 357          Start Date: May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: Fire lines were tested by high winds Saturday and held up well as more than three-quarters of the fire now is considered contained. Crews […]

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Bear Trap Fire update May 27, 2022

Acres: 38,091 acres             Containment: 41% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 428          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights:  Thursday was a solid day on the Bear Trap Fire as crews patrolled fire containment lines and conducted mop up operations along the southern […]

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Bear Trap Fire Update – May 26, 2022

Acres: 33,196 acres               Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 558            Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights:  Continued windy conditions Wednesday allowed for a good test of the fire perimeter. All containment lines held, including the area that was reestablished Tuesday […]

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Bear Trap Fire Update, May 25, 2022

Bear Trap Fire Update May 25, 2022 Acres: 28,988 acres               Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 515            Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights:  Under Red Flag conditions yesterday, air support was limited due to high wind speeds. With these challenging […]

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Bear Trap Fire Update – May 24, 2022

Bear Trap Fire Update May 24, 2022 Acres: 26,128 acres               Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 563            Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: The California Interagency Incident Management Team 10 assumed command of the fire this morning with Incident Commander […]

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California Team 10 to assume command of the Bear Trap Fire

May 23, 2022 Daily Update SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – AARON HULBURD – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 24,243 acres             Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 642          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: The Southwest Area Incident Management Team […]

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Firefighters identify repair needs on the Bear Trap Fire

May 22, 2022 Daily Update SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – AARON HULBURD – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 23,043 acres             Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 636          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: After several successful days on the […]

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Containment lines hold strong on the Bear Trap Fire

May 21, 2022 Daily Update SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – AARON HULBURD – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 21,732 acres             Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 671          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: Despite challenging conditions, firefighters were able […]

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Red Flag conditions test the Bear Trap Fire

May 20, 2022 Daily Update SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – AARON HULBURD – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 21,687 acres             Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 709          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: A Red Flag Warning has been […]

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BEAR TRAP FIRE AREA CLOSURE, ROAD, and TRAIL CLOSURE, CIBOLA NATIONAL FOREST, MAGDALENA RANGER DISTRICT

Bear Trap Fire Area, Road and Trail Closure OrderMagdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Order Number 03-0728 Albuquerque, NM, May 19, 2022 – An Area, Road and Trail Closure (Order 03-0728) has been issued for National Forest System lands as described below and as depicted on the attached map as Exhibit A, within the […]

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Aviation resources aid firefighters on the Bear Trap Fire

May 19, 2022 Daily Update SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – AARON HULBURD – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 19,148 acres             Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 738          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: As firefighters continue to gain ground […]

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Firefighters make progress on control lines ahead of the Bear Trap Fire

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – AARON HULBURD – INCIDENT COMMANDER May 18, 2022 Daily Update Acres: 17,122 acres Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 667 Start Date: May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: Firefighters have made significant progress on the construction of control lines ahead of the main […]

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