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Magdalena Ranger District to implement prescribed fire operations on Baney Unit 3C starting as early as January 27th

Albuquerque, NM – January 24, 2022 – Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement previously announced prescribed fire on Unit 3C of the Baney Prescribed Fire (RX) on the Magdalena Ranger District as early as Thurs., January 27 and possibly continue thru Sun., January […]

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Magdalena and Mountainair Ranger Districts to Conduct Prescribed Fire

Albuquerque, NM – January 19, 2022 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands fire crews are preparing to strategically implement prescribed burns across the forest to reduce hazardous fuels in advance of warmer, drier weather starting as early as January 27th and continue through February pending suitable conditions. Prescribed fire is part of a science-based […]

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UPDATE: Magdalena Ranger District continues with Baney prescribed fire

Fire crews on the Baney prescribed fire (RX) on the Magdalena Ranger District completed 114 acres of the planned 342 acres yesterday. Burn operations will continue today and possibly continue thru Saturday Nov. 6 if necessary. Fire crews are looking at burning up to 342 acres on the Baney unit 7 in the northwestern part […]

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Magdalena Ranger District to implement Baney prescribed fire starting Nov. 3rd

Albuquerque, NM – November 2, 2021 – Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the previously announced Baney prescribed fire (RX) on the Magdalena Ranger District as early as Wed, Nov. 3 and possibly continue thru Saturday Nov. 6 if necessary. Fire crews are […]

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Mountainair Ranger District Plans for Weekend Prescribed Burn in the Thunderbird Area

Albuquerque, NM – October 29, 2021 – Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the previously announced Thunderbird prescribed fire on the Mountainair Ranger District on Saturday, Oct. 30 and possibly continue Sunday Oct. 31 if necessary. Fire crews are looking at burning 148 […]

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Crews Respond to Pipeline Fire in Northern Manzano Mountains on the Mountainair Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM – October 28, 2021 – At approximately 4:00 pm yesterday, October 27, 2021 fire crews from the Mountainair Ranger District as well as the Forest Stewards Guild Fuels crew responded to a smoke report in the Northern Manzano’s. Upon arrival on scene they began work on a ¼ acre fire burning near the […]

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FINAL UPDATE on David Canyon Prescribed Fire

Sandia Ranger District Final Update for David Canyon Prescribed (RX) Fire Fire crews completed burns on approximately 148 acres within blocks 7 & 8. Map attached. No further ignitions. Today, crews will hold and secure perimeter. Residual smoke may still be visible from interior pockets within the burn perimeter. David Canyon is located west of […]

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FINAL UPDATE on Copperton Prescribed (RX) Fire

This is a final update on the Copperton Prescribed (RX) Fire on the Mount Taylor Ranger District on the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands. Yesterday (10/21/21) fire crews completed burns on 178 acres in block 5. Today they plan to secure lines and monitor. No additional ignitions are planned for the remainder of the […]

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UPDATE: David Canyon prescribed fire on Sandia Ranger District

Yesterday (10/20/21) fire crews on the David Canyon prescribed fire burned approximately 84 acres in block 8. Today, plans are to burn 208 acres in block 7. See Map attached. David Canyon is located west of Hwy 337 and West of the Mars Court trailhead. Map attached. We ask visitors to avoid areas of Pine […]

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UPDATE: Copperton Prescribed (RX) Fire on the Mt Taylor Ranger District

Yesterday (10/20/21) fire crews burned approximately 120 acres in block 5. Today they plan to clean up interior unburned islands and secure the perimeter to complete the full 179 acres in block 5. See map attached. The Copperton prescribed fire is part of the Redondo RX project which is 1,907 acres three miles west of […]

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UPDATE: David Canyon prescribed fire on Sandia Ranger District

David Canyon prescribed (RX) fire implementation has started today, October 20, 2021. Fire crews are looking at burning approximately 459 acres in the David Canyon area, in the Manzanita Mountains. David Canyon is located west of Hwy 337 and West of the Mars Court trailhead. Map attached. We ask visitors to avoid areas of Pine […]

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UPDATE: Copperton Prescribed (RX) Fire on the Mt Taylor Ranger District

Copperton Prescribed (RX) Fire on the Mount Taylor Ranger District implementation has started today, October 20, 2021. The Copperton prescribed fire is part of the Redondo RX project. Crews are looking to burn the following units in the project: 1,907 acres on the Copperton unit three miles west of Post Office Flats in the Zuni […]

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Mount Taylor Ranger District to implement Copperton prescribed fire

Albuquerque, NM – October 18, 2021 – Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the previously announced Copperton prescribed fire on the Mount Taylor Ranger District as early as Tues., Oct. 19 and continue through Friday, Oct. 22. The Copperton prescribed fire is part […]

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Sandia Ranger District to implement David Canyon prescribed fire

Albuquerque, NM – October 18, 2021 – Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the previously announced David Canyon prescribed fire (RX) on the Sandia Ranger District as early as Tues, Oct. 19 and continue through Fri., Oct. 22. Fire crews are looking at […]

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Cibola National Forest to Conduct Prescribed Fire Projects

Albuquerque, NM – October 8, 2021 –  Fire managers on the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands (NF & NGs) are preparing for prescribed fire operations to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and create healthier, more resilient forest and watershed ecosystems. A final decision on whether to proceed with a specific prescribed burn on […]

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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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