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Carson NF-New Wildfires on El Rito RD, July 15

Name: Francisquito Date detected:  July 13 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size:  13 acres Growth Potential:  low to moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa Pine and Mixed conifer   Name: Rincon Date detected:  July 14 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, north of Francisquito tank […]

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Final Update-Carson NF La Jara Prescribed Fire, July 7

The La Jara Prescribed Fire is cancelled until further notice due to significant rainfall over the burn area yesterday and overnight. Additional rainfall is expected today. This will not give the fuels enough time to dry out before the monsoonal moisture arrives. We will try to finish the Taos Pines unit in late September. The […]

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Carson NF-La Jara Prescribed Fire Update July 6

Ignitions are continuing today in the Taos Pines unit of the La Jara Prescribed Fire adjacent to the community of Taos Pines and Forest Service Road 5. Yesterday crews did not burn due to dry and windy conditions. Fire managers are being careful to only burn under ideal conditions to keep firefighters and the public […]

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Burning Continues on La Jara Prescribed Fire, Carson NF, July 3, 2019

Fire managers are taking advantage of ideal burning conditions to continue the La Jara prescribed fire on the Camino Real Ranger District today. Over the past five days, 386 acres have successfully been completed in the Taos Pines and Bull Springs units that are located off Highway 64 at Palo Flechado Pass. Prescribed fire operations […]

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Camino Real Ranger District Continues Prescribed Burn – July 01, 2019

Taos, NM (July 1, 2019) – For Immediate Release. Fire managers from the Camino Real Ranger District have successfully completed 233 acres of the La Jara prescribed burn over the past three days. Prescribed fire operations will continue for the next two days and will pause during the Independence Day holiday. Fire managers will then […]

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Camino Real Ranger District Continues Prescribed Burn – June 30, 2019

Taos, NM (June 30, 2019) – For Immediate Release. Fire managers from the Camino Real Ranger District have successfully completed 80 acres of the La Jara prescribed burn over the past two days, and will continue ignitions today. Firefighters utilize hand ignitions to mimic a natural burn used to reduce fuels and cleanup the understory. […]

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Camino Real Ranger District Continues Prescribed Burn – June 29, 2019

Taos, NM (June 29, 2019) – For Immediate Release. The Camino Real Ranger District completed 50 acres yesterday on the La Jara prescribed burn. Firefighters continue to utilize hand ignitions to mimic a natural burn used to reduce fuels and cleanup the understory. As the prescribed fire burns up hazardous fuels, smoke may be visible […]

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Camino Real Ranger District Implements Prescribed Burn

Taos, NM (June 28, 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 began to implement the La Jara Prescribed Burn today and will continue as long as weather conditions […]

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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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