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Bear Trap Fire – May 6th 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: 3,237 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 5th UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Incident Command: New Mexico – Albuquerque Type 3 Team Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200 Cause: Unknown         Size: 2,694 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 4th UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Incident Command: New Mexico Albuquerque Type 3 Team Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200 Cause: Unknown         Size: 2,309 acres Location: Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Socorro County, NM. See Map Attached. […]

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Bear Trap Fire Area and Road Closure Order

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Albuquerque, NM, May 3, 2022 – An Area and Road Closure (Order 03-0725) 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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Bear Trap Fire – May 2nd Evening UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Incident Command: At 0600 on Tues. 5/3/2022, New Mexico Albuquerque Type 3 Team will assume command of the Bear Trap Fire. Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200 Cause: Unknown         Size: 1,209 acres Location: Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National […]

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Bear Trap Fire – May 2nd UPDATE

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200 Cause: Unknown         Size: 852 acres Location: Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Containment: 0% Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass. Fire behavior: The Bear Trap Fire is […]

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New Fire Start on the Magdalena Ranger District Bear Trap Fire – May 1st

San Mateo Mountains Reported start date / time: May 1, 2022 – 1200 Cause: Unknown         Size: 100 acres Location: Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Containment: 0% Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass. Fire behavior: The Bear Trap Fire is exhibiting moderate fire behavior […]

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New Wildfire Start reported on Alamo Navajo Indian Reservation – Juniper Fire – April 28

Reported start date / time: April 28, 2022 / 1400 Cause: Unknown         Size: 10-15 acres Location: Alamo Reservation Containment: 0% Fuels: Salt Cedar and Grass. Fire behavior: The Juniper Fire is exhibiting moderate fire behavior. Weather: Current conditions: Above normal temperatures with humidity at 7%, clear skies and drought conditions. Winds are 5-10 mph with […]

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Cibola Mountain Districts to Implement Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Effective April 29th

Mt. Taylor, Magdalena, Mountainair, and Sandia Ranger Districts Albuquerque, NM – April 27, 2022 – Based on high fire danger and severe fire weather conditions, the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands (NF & NGs) will implement Stage 2 Fire Restrictions effective April 29th at 8:00 a.m. per Order 03-0724. This order is for all […]

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Pine Park Fire FINAL UPDATE

Datil Mountains April 23, 2022: This will be the final update on the Pine Park Fire unless conditions warrant additional information. Reported start date / time: April 21, 2022 – 1400 Cause: Unknown         Size: remains at 31.6 acres. Location: Datil Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Fire start […]

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Pine Park Fire – April 22 – EVENING UPDATE

Datil Mountains Reported start date / time: April 21, 2022 – 1400 Cause: Unknown         Size: 31.6 acres. Location: Datil Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Fire start was 3 miles northwest of Datil. Containment: 50% Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass. Fire behavior: The Pine Park Fire is exhibiting […]

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Pine Park Fire – April 22 UPDATE – Datil Mountains

Reported start date / time: April 21, 2022 – 1400 Cause: Unknown         Size: Remains at 15-20 acres Location: Datil Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Fire start was 3 miles northwest of Datil. Officials are currently present to monitor traffic on HWY 60. Containment: 0% Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper […]

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New Fire Start on the Magdalena Ranger District Pine Park Fire – April 21

Reported start date / time: April 21, 2022 – 1400 Cause: Unknown         Size: 15-20 acres Location: Datil Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs). Fire start was 3 miles northwest of Datil. Officials are currently escorting traffic on HWY 60. Containment: 0% Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass. Fire behavior: […]

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Kiowa/Rita-Blanca Ranger District Under Stage II Fire Restrictions

Harding, Colfax, Mora, Union Counties within the State of New Mexico,Cimarron County within the State of Oklahoma,and Dallam County within the State of Texas Albuquerque, NM – April 15, 2022 –The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands has issued Stage II Fire Restrictions per Order 03-0723 on National Forest System lands, roads and trails within […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands Moves to High Fire Danger Rating

Albuquerque, NM – April 13, 2022 –The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands has moved to High Fire Danger Rating on all ranger districts. The Fire Danger Rating is calculated by measuring the dryness of wood, grass and other combustible material, weather conditions and the terrain. The combination of these factors results in one of […]

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Kiowa Rita Blanca Ranger District to Implement Prescribed Fire Operations

Albuquerque, NM – March 23, 2022 – Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement prescribed fire on multiple units on the Kiowa Rita Blanca Ranger District as early as Fri., March 25th and possibly continue thru Fri., April 15th if necessary. Fire crews are […]

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Magdalena Ranger District to implement prescribed fire operations on Baney Unit 3C

Starting as early as February 25th Albuquerque, NM – February 23, 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 Fri., Feb. 25th […]

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Sandia Ranger District Releases Part 3in the David Canyon Prescribed Fire Video Series

Albuquerque, NM – February 15, 2022 – In October 2021, Fire Management of the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) implemented the David Canyon prescribed fire (RX) on the Sandia Ranger District. Fire crews successfully completed burning on approximately 148 acres in the David Canyon area, in the Manzanita Mountains. Prescribed fires […]

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Mountainair Ranger District Plans Pile Burn starting as early as February 10th

Albuquerque, NM – February 8, 2022 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands fire crews are preparing to proceed with pile burning on the Mountainair Ranger District in the vicinity of Red Canyon Campground pending suitable conditions. The Capilla Project area is located within and adjacent to the Red Canyon Campground accessed by the NM […]

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Sandia Ranger District Plans Pile Burns

Albuquerque, NM – February 8, 2022 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands fire crews are preparing to proceed with pile burning on the Sandia Ranger District in the vicinity of Sulphur and Hondo Canyon pending suitable conditions. The Sulphur Canyon Project area is located within and adjacent to the Sulphur and Cienega Picnic Areas […]

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