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New Fire Starts on Magdalena Ranger District; Tin Cup Fire and Monument Saddle Fire

Magdalena, NM; July 15, 2021: Due to afternoon and evening thunderstorms that passed through the area in the past two weeks, the Magdalena Ranger District has experienced multiple new fire starts. The largest two starts are the Tin Cup Fire and the Monument Saddle Fire. The Tin Cup Fire is located on the southwest side […]

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Cibola National Forest National Grasslands Lifts Fire Restrictions on July 6th

Albuquerque, NM – July 6, 2021 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands (NF & NGs) will lift all fire restrictions on all districts effective Tuesday, July 6, 2021. With the early arrival of the seasonal summer monsoons, accompanied by higher relative humidity and lower temperatures the fire danger has been reduced within the Cibola […]

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Cibola Mountain Districts to Implement Stage II Fire Restrictions on June 18th

Magdalena, Mountainair, Mount Taylor, and Sandia Ranger Districts Order Number 03-0715 Albuquerque, NM – June 15, 2021 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands (NF & NGs) Mountain Districts will implement Stage II Fire Restrictions Order (03-0715) in effect at 8:00 AM on Friday, June 18th, 2021, and shall remain in effect until December 31, […]

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Magdalena Ranger District to Implement Corn Canyon Unit 2B Prescribed Fire starting on Monday, May 24th.

UPDATE Fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) will implement the Corn Canyon Unit 2B prescribed burn on in the southern San Mateo mountains on the Magdalena Ranger District on Monday, May 24th through May 31st. The decision to proceed depended on multiple factors, including resource availability, fuel moisture […]

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be implemented on May 24th on Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Districts

Order No. 03-0713 Albuquerque, NM – May 21, 2021 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands (NF & NGs) will implement Stage 1 fire restrictions to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire during extreme drought conditions, historically low fuel moisture levels and high fire danger. This Order (03-0713) will be in effect at 8:00 AM […]

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Magdalena Ranger District to Implement Corn Canyon Unit 2B Prescribed Fire

Albuquerque, NM – May 17, 2021 – If conditions remain favorable, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the Corn Canyon Unit 2B prescribed burn on in the southern San Mateo mountains on the Magdalena Ranger District as early as Tues, May 18th through May 31st. The […]

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UPDATE: Mountainair Ranger District Continues to Implement Thunderbird Prescribed Burn

5/14/21 – Today, fire crews on the Mountainair Ranger District burned 131 acres of the Green Acres Unit within the Thunderbird Ecosystem Management Project. If conditions remain favorable tomorrow (5/15/21), fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may continue with implementation of broadcast burn of the 130 acres of […]

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Mountainair Ranger District Continues to Implement Thunderbird Prescribed Burn

Mountainair, NM – May 11, 2021 – If conditions remain favorable, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may continue implementation of the previously announced Thunderbird prescribed burn on the Mountainair Ranger District as early as Wednesday May 12th and continue through Friday, May 14th. The decision to proceed […]

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Magdalena Ranger District to Implement Durfee Bolander Unit 10 Prescribed Fire

Albuquerque, NM – May 3, 2021 – If conditions remain favorable, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the previously announced Durfee Bolander Unit 10 prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District as early as Tues, May 4th and continue through Sat., May 8th. The decision to […]

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Mount Taylor Ranger District to Implement Copperton Prescribed fire

Albuquerque, NM – May 3, 2021 – If conditions remain favorable, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the previously announced Copperton prescribed burn on the Mount Taylor Ranger District as early as Tues, May 4th and continue through Friday May 7th. The decision to proceed continues […]

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Magdalena Ranger District to Implement Durfee Bolander Unit 2A Prescribed Burn Today

Albuquerque, NM – April 12, 2021 – Fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) will implement the previously announced Durfee Bolander Unit 2a prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District today. The decision to proceed is on multiple factors, including resources, fuel moisture levels, air quality, ventilation, and forecasted […]

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Final Update: Oak Flat Fire, Sandia Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM – April 8, 2021 – This will be the final news update. Fire management has advised that the Oak Flat Fire is 100% contained and will continue to patrol, monitor and mop up hotspots. Location:  Oak Flat area of the Sandia Ranger District, off Forest Service Road 602 on the Cibola National Forest. […]

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NEW FIRE START: Oak Flat Fire-Sandia Ranger District, Cibola National Forest

Albuquerque, NM – April 7, 2021 Location:  Oak Flat area of the Sandia Ranger District, off Forest Service Road 602 on the Cibola National Forest. Start Date: April 7, 2021         Approx. Start Time: 1500       Size: .4 acres       Cause:  Under investigation Vegetation: Pinyon, Juniper and Ponderosa Pine Resources on Scene: 2 Forest Service engines, 2 Bernalillo […]

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Cibola National Forest Districts plan Prescribed Fires

Albuquerque, NM – April 6, 2021 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands fire crews plan to conduct the prescribed fire projects on the Mount Taylor, Magdalena and Mountainair Ranger Districts starting as early as April 8th and continuing through April 30th pending suitable conditions. These projects are designed to reduce the accumulation of hazardous […]

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Kiowa/Rita Blanca National Grasslands under Stage II Fire Restrictions

Albuquerque, NM – March 12, 2021 –The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands as issued Stage II Fire Restrictions per Order 03-0711 and attached map exhibit A within the Kiowa/Rita-Blanca Ranger District, Cibola National Forest, Harding/Colfax/Mora Counties within the State of New Mexico. This Order will be in effect at 12:00 P.M. on March 12, […]

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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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