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Carson National Forest- Gurule Fire – June 24, 2019 Final Update

Size: 2,360 acres Date detected: Friday, June 7 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R6E Section 11 Growth Potential: Low Vegetation: Mixed conifer Resources: 2 engines Current Status: Low to moderate fire behavior is expected to remain well within the interior of the containment lines.  Firefighters […]

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Carson National Forest – Potrero Fire – June 24, 2019 Final Update

Size: 10 acres Date detected: Friday, June 21 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R7E Section 30 Growth Potential: Low Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine Resources: 3 engines Current Status: Firefighters will continue work to secure containment lines around the perimeter of the fire as needed.  The Potrero […]

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Carson National Forest- Potrero Fire – June 23, 2019 Daily Update

Size: 10 acres Date detected: Friday, June 21 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R7E Section 30 Growth Potential: Low to Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine Resources: 3 engines, 1- 20 person handcrew Current status: Yesterday firefighters took advantage of the light precipitation over the fire area. […]

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Carson NF- Potrero Fire – June 22, 2019 Daily Update

Size: 10 acres Date detected: Friday, June 21 Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R7E Section 30 Growth Potential: Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine Resources: 4 engines, 1 helicopter, 1 crew, 30 personnel Current status: The Potrero Fire was reported on Friday night, June 21, […]

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Carson NF- Gurule Fire – June 22, 2019 Daily Update

Size: 2,360 acres Date detected: Friday, June 7 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R6E Section 11 Growth Potential: low to moderate Vegetation: Mixed conifer Resources: 4 engines, 1 helicopter, 1 crew, 35 personnel (supporting Potrero & Gurule Fire) Current status: Yesterday hand firing operations focused […]

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Carson National Forest – New Wildfire – Potrero Fire 06/21/19

Date detected: Friday, June 21 Cause: Unknown Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, Potrero Springs, T26N R7E Section 30 Size: Approximately 12 acres Growth Potential: Moderate Resources: 4 engines, 1 helicopter, 1 hand-crew Vegetation: Timber Taos, NM—June 21, 2019— On the afternoon of June 21 a fire was reported approximately 7 miles northwest of […]

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Carson NF- Gurule Fire – June 21, 2019 Daily Update

Gurule Fire – June 21, 2019 Daily Update Size: 2,360 acres Date detected: Friday, June 7 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R6E Section 11 Growth Potential: low to moderate Vegetation: Mixed conifer Resources: 4 engines, 1 crew, 1 Type 3 helicopter, 65 personnel Current status: […]

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Carson National Forest – Gurule Fire Smoke Update- 6/20/19

Gurule Fire Smoke Update Firefighters utilized helicopter aerial ignitions and ground ignitions to mimic a natural burn used to reduce fuels and cleanup the under-story. The effect increased smoke over the fire. Smoke may be visible from the communities of Abiquiu, Canjilon, Cañon Plaza, Vallecitos, La Madera, El Rito, and Tres Piedras which may continue […]

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Camino Real District Announces Plans for Prescribed Burns  

Taos, NM (June 20, 2019) – For Immediate Release.  After taking into consideration current and predicted weather, fuel moistures and current and expected fire behavior, fire managers on the Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest plan to implement prescribed fire projects as early as June 28th and continuing as long as weather […]

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Gurule Fire – June 20, 2019 Daily Update

Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team Jamie Long – Incident Commander Gurule Fire – June 20, 2019 Daily Update  Size: 9 acres Date detected: Friday, June 7 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R6E Section 11 Growth Potential: low to moderate Vegetation: Mixed conifer […]

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Gurule Fire – June 19, 2019 Daily Update

Size: 5 acres Date detected: Friday, June 7 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R6E Section 11 Growth Potential: low to moderate Vegetation: Mixed conifer Resources: 2 engines, 1 Type 3 helicopter, 2 patrols, 30 personnel Current status: The fire is being managed under a modified […]

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Gurule Fire – June 16, 2019 Daily Update

Size: 5 acres Date detected: Friday, June 7 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R6E Section 11 Growth Potential: low to moderate Vegetation: Mixed conifer Resources: 2 engines, 1 dozer, 1Type 3 helicopter, 51 personnel Current status: Yesterday crews completed containment line preparation. However, widespread rainfall […]

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6/15/19 Carson National Forest Preparing for Firing Operations on Gurule Fire

Date detected: Friday, June 7 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R6E Section 11 Size: 5 acres Growth Potential: low to moderate Resources: 8 engines, 2 dozers, 1 water tender, 1 Type 3 helicopter, 134 personnel Vegetation: Mixed conifer This fire is being managed under a […]

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Carson National Forest Monitoring Gurule Fire

Date detected:  Friday, June 7 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R6E Section 11 Size:  1-2 acres Growth Potential:  low to moderate Resources:  One Type 6 engine with 3 personnel Vegetation:  Mixed conifer On the afternoon of June 7 a fire was reported approximately 10 miles […]

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Carson NF Hwy 84 Prescribed Fire Starts Today

The Canjilon Ranger District has started the Highway 84 prescribed burn this morning to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning and fuelwood removal activities. The prescribed burn is located 3 ½ miles northwest of Canjilon, ½ mile south of Cebolla, and ½ mile north of Rincon Blanco. The 820-acre unit runs parallel along the east side […]

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Carson National Forest plans pile burn on Tres Piedras District Dec. 3

Taos, NM (November 30, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest plan to start burning piles on the Tres Piedras Ranger District Monday, December 3, as conditions allow. The 25 acre pile burn is located 6 miles south of Tres Piedras.  Ignitions should only take one day to complete.  Fire […]

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Camino Real Ranger District Prescribed Burn planned Nov. 28

Taos, NM (November 26, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest expect to begin ignitions on the Ojo Sarco prescribed burn as early as November 28, 2018, as conditions allow. This 150 acre unit consists of burning slash piles south of Ojo Sarco, off […]

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Canjilon Ranger District to continue Montoya piles burn Nov. 26

Taos, NM (November 21, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  The Canjilon Ranger District on the Carson National Forest plans to continue the Montoya piles burn starting November 26, 2018.  The 56 acre unit is located approximately 1 mile east of the community of Canjilon along Forest Road 724I and borders the private land boundary.  Implementation […]

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Pile Burns Planned across the Carson National Forest

Taos, NM (November 1, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest plan to conduct pile burns on the Camino Real and Tres Piedras Ranger Districts sometime between November 2018 and February 2019 as conditions allow. These piles are composed of dry vegetation called slash, such as tree tops, limbs, branches, […]

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Canjilon Wildland Urban Interface Prescribed Burn – Montoya and Las Joyas Piles

Canjilon Wildland Urban Interface Prescribed Burn – Montoya and Las Joyas Piles Taos, NM (October 25, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Canjilon Ranger District of the Carson National Forest have announced locations where they plan to conduct prescribed pile burns between October 29, 2018 and November 23, 2018. Implementation of pile […]

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