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Final Update for Cañada Fire on the Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger District

Location: Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger District Size: 25 acres                     Cause: Lightning Date Detected: June 8, 2020      Evacuations: None Fuel Type: Ponderosa Pine, Dry Mixed Conifer, Dead and Down Logs Values at Risk:  No known natural or cultural values at risk      Containment: 100% Resources:   3 Engines, Lolo Hotshots     Total:   29 Personnel This will be […]

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Update for Cañada Fire on the Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger District

Location: Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger District Size: 25 acres                 Cause: Lightning          Date Detected: June 8, 2020 Evacuations: None        Fuel Type: Ponderosa Pine, Dry Mixed Conifer, Dead and Down Logs Values at Risk:  No known natural or cultural values at risk      Containment: 50% Resources:   3 Engines, […]

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Cañada Fire on the Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger District

Location: Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger District Size: 25 acres                     Cause: Unknown (under investigation)          Date Detected: June 8, 2020 Evacuations: None            Fuel Type: Ponderosa Pine, Dry Mixed Conifer, Dead and Down Logs Values at Risk:  Values at risk currently being assessed     Containment: 25% Resources:   3 Engines, 1 Dozer, 1 Type 2 Rappel Helicopter, Lolo Hotshots     Total:  46 […]

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New Fire Start on the Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger District

Location: Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger District Size: 10+ acres                     Cause: Unknown (under investigation) Date Detected: June 8, 2020 Evacuations: None              Fuel Type: Ponderosa Pine, Dry Mixed Conifer Values at Risk:  Values at risk currently being assessed Resources:   Carson Engines, Type 2 Rappel Helicopter, Type 1 Helicopter on order, Lolo Hotshots Fire Update: A new […]

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Northern New Mexico National Forests to Implement Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

TAOS, NM – May 14, 2020 – The Carson, Cibola and Santa Fe National Forests will implement Stage 2 fire restrictions at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire based on current and forecasted conditions, including very low fuel moisture levels and severe fire weather conditions. The restrictions […]

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Drying Trend, Human Carelessness Raise Wildfire Potential across Carson National Forest

TAOS, NM – May 8, 2020 – An ongoing drying trend across the 1.5 million acres of the Carson National Forest combined with continued negligence by a small number of forest visitors have fire managers concerned about an early start to the 2020 fire season. With low fuel moisture levels and other indices pushing most […]

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New Wildfire on El Rito Ranger District, Carson NF

Taos, NM – October 16, 2019 – A new wildfire is burning on the El Rito Ranger District near Forest Road 274E, 14 miles west of the community of Tres Piedras, NM. The Jarosita Fire was reported on Monday, October 14 and is approximately 34 acres. It is burning in mixed conifer with a high […]

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Carson NF Maton Fire Final Update

Eighteen fires discovered Tuesday on the El Rito Ranger District totaling 105 acres are now 85% contained. The cause of the Maton fires is unknown and an investigation is currently taking place. Steady soaking rain received yesterday was significant and helped crews contain the fires. Transfer of command from the Type 3 Incident Management Team […]

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Carson NF Maton Fires 75% Contained

Fire crews are successfully suppressing 18 fires discovered within the Maton Fire area on the El Rito Ranger District. Total size is 105 acres with 75% containment. The cause of the fires is unknown and an investigation is currently taking place. The fire area received steady soaking rain this morning which has been significant in […]

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Crews Work Towards Containment of Maton Fires, Carson NF

Name: Maton Date detected: Oct. 1 Cause: Under investigation Location: Carson NF, El Rito RD, Near FR 559 and El Rito Campground Size: approx. 75 acres Growth Potential: Low to Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine Resources: 5 engines, 1 Type 2 handcrew, 1 Hotshot crew, 1 Type 3 helicopter, Approx. 60 total personnel TAOS, NM – […]

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Fires Detected on the El Rito Ranger District, Carson NF

On October 1st, a series of fires were detected adjacent to Forest Road 559 above the El Rito Campground on the El Rito District of the Carson National Forest. They are being referred to as the Maton Fire, and are located 2-4 miles north of the community of El Rito, NM. The cause of the […]

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Amole Fire Final Update

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2        Cause:  Lightning Size:  Approximately 1917 acres     Fire behavior: Low to Moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 112 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 15, 2019 – The Amole Fire was caused by lightning. Early in the fire, […]

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Firing Operations Near Completion on Amole Fire

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2        Cause:  Lightning Size:  Approximately 1917 acres     Fire behavior: Low to Moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 112 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 14, 2019 – Firefighters neared the completion of burning operations yesterday within the planned […]

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Firing Operations Aim to Protect Rio Pueblo Watershed

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2        Cause:  Lightning Size:  Approximately 1150 acres     Fire behavior: Low to Moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 108 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 13, 2019 – Firefighters continued firing operations yesterday. Hand and aerial ignitions were used […]

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Smoke Expected to Increase on Amole Fire

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2        Cause:  Lightning Size:  Approximately 650 acres     Fire behavior: Low to Moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 106 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 12, 2019 – Old slash piles were chipped and burned yesterday along the established […]

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Amole Fire Progressing as Planned

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2       Cause:  Lightning Size:  Approximately 600 acres     Fire behavior: Low to Moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 106 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 11, 2019 – An additional 265 acres were treated yesterday along the eastern side […]

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Firing Operations Successful on Amole Fire

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2                                      Cause:  Lightning Size:  approximately 335 acres                                  Fire behavior:  low to moderate Vegetation:  ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 137 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 10, 2019 –Low intensity firing operations continued yesterday on the eastern side […]

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Smoke Expected to Increase on Amole Fire

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2        Cause:  Lightning Size:  approximately 120 acres     Fire behavior:  creeping Vegetation:  ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 119 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 9, 2019 – Yesterday, fire crews focused on preparing firelines for today’s planned helicopter aerial ignitions. […]

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Carson NF – 9/9/19 Montoya Springs Fire Final Update

Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team Jamie Long – Incident Commander Fire Information: (575) 684-2489 -September 9, 2019- Date detected: Thursday, August 29 Size: 2,950 acres Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, Canjilon Ranger District, 2 miles east of Canjilon, NM Containment: 75% Vegetation: Oak brush, grass, ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper Resources: Four […]

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Firing Operations Continue on the Amole Fire

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2         Cause:  Lightning Size:  approximately 115 acres      Fire behavior:  creeping Vegetation:  ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 80 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 8, 2019 – Carson National Forest fire managers continued firing operations yesterday along the […]

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