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Carson National Forest Implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

TAOS, NM – Oct. 22, 2020 – The Carson National Forest is implementing Stage 1 fire restrictions to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire during consistent drought conditions, historically low fuel moisture levels and severe fire weather conditions. The Stage 1 restrictions will go into effect forest-wide at 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. The […]

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Luna Fire Update: Oct. 21, 2020

Start date: Oct. 17, 2020      Cause: Unknown             Size: 8,000 acres                Containment: 0% Location:  Approximately 2 miles northeast of Chacon, NM, on the Camino Real Ranger District, Carson National Forest Fuels:  Mixed conifer and spruce tapering to ponderosa pine at lower elevations. Current status: Firefighters are strengthening firelines for the Luna Fire in […]

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Luna Fire Update: Oct. 20, 2020

Start date: Oct. 17, 2020              Cause: Unknown        Size: 7,412 acres          Containment: 0% Location:  Approximately 2 miles northeast of Chacon, NM, on the Camino Real Ranger District, Carson National Forest Fuels:  Mixed conifer and spruce tapering to ponderosa pine at lower elevations. Current status: Fire suppression efforts continue as the Luna Fire […]

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Luna Fire Update: Oct. 19, 2020

Start date: Oct. 17, 2020             Cause: Unknown         Size: Approximately 9,000 acres Containment: 0% Location:  Approximately 2 miles northeast of Chacon, NM, on the Camino Real Ranger District, Carson National Forest Fuels:  Mixed conifer and spruce tapering to ponderosa pine at lower elevations. Current status:  The Luna Fire is progressing west toward Cerro […]

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New Fire Start on the Carson National Forest, Camino Real Ranger District

Location: Carson National Forest, Camino Real Ranger District Size: 1,000+ acres  Cause: Unknown (under investigation) Date Detected: Oct. 17, 2020 Evacuations: None    Fuel Type: High Elevation Mixed Spruce down to Ponderosa Pine Values at Risk:  Values at risk currently being assessed Resources: Currently en route    Avoid: Forest Road 76 Fire Update: A new fire start has been identified on the Camino Real Ranger District on […]

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El Bosque Nacional Carson anuncia el plan para la quema recomendada de La Jara en el Distrito de Guardabosques de Camino Real

Online News Release (English): https://wp.me/puHKG-5vi TAOS, NM, 1 de octubre 2020 – Los administradores de incendios del Bosque Nacional Carson planean aprovechar las condiciones favorables, incluidos los niveles de humedad del combustible, la calidad del aire y las condiciones meteorológicas y de viento pronosticadas para implementar la quema recomendada de La Jara en el Distrito […]

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Carson National Forest Announces Plan for La Jara Prescribed Burn on Camino Real Ranger District

TAOS, NM – Oct. 1, 2020 – Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, winds and weather forecasts, to implement the La Jara Prescribed Burn on the Camino Real Ranger District between Oct. 19 and Nov. 20. If weather conditions permit, approximately […]

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Northern New Mexico National Forests To Lift Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Wednesday

TAOS, NM – July 27, 2020 – With the onset of the summer monsoons and decreasing fire danger, the Carson, Cibola and Santa Fe National Forests are rescinding Stage 2 fire restrictions, including the ban on campfires, at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The forests implemented Stage 2 restrictions, which also included a “hoot […]

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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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