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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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Cibola National Forest to implement Forest Closure for Stage 3 Fire Restrictions effective Thursday, May 19th

Mt. Taylor, Mountainair, and Sandia Ranger Districts Order Number 03-0727 Albuquerque, NM – May 17, 2022 – Based on extreme fire danger, the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands (NF& NGs) will implement Stage 3 Forest Closure on all National Forest System lands, roads, and trails within the boundary of the Mt. Taylor, Mountainair and […]

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Neighboring fires contribute smoke over the Bear Trap Fire

May 17, 2022 Daily Update Acres: 15,215 acres             Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 629          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: A weather system moved in from the west yesterday causing smoke from the nearby Black Fire on the Gila […]

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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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