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Magdalena Ranger District to Implement Durfee Bolander Unit 7 Prescribed Fire

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains – Socorro County, NM ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Nov. 14, 2022 – Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) plan to implement the previously announced Durfee Bolander Unit 7 prescribed fire on the Magdalena Ranger District as early as Tuesday, […]

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Magdalena Ranger District to Implement Durfee Bolander Unit 7 Prescribed Fire

Magdalena Ranger District – Socorro County, NM ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Nov. 8, 2022 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands fire crews plan to conduct the Durfee Bolander prescribed fire project on the Magdalena Ranger District starting as early as Nov. 13 and continuing through Nov. 20 pending suitable conditions. The project area is located […]

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Bear Trap Fire Area and Road Closures

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Albuquerque, NM, Aug 31, 2022 – An area and road closure (Order 03-03-03-22-03) 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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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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