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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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10/22/18 Tres Piedras Prescribed Burn Underway

  The 387 acre slash pile burn is located in the Tio Gordito unit. The piles are located on the west side of US Highway 285, 4 miles south of Tres Piedras. Fire managers plan to continue with hand ignitions through Friday to complete this burn, weather permitting. This prescribed burn is conducted to consume […]

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Tres Piedras District Plans to Conduct the Tio Gordito Prescribed Burn

Taos, NM (October 18, 2018) – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Carson National Forest in cooperation with the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish plan to take advantage of favorable conditions and weather forecasts to implement the Tio Gordito prescribed burn. Fire managers expect to begin ignitions on October 22, 2018 and […]

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10/5/18 Bighorn/Stateline Prescribed Burn- Tres Piedras Ranger District

Taos, NM (October 5, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  The Tres Piedras Ranger District on the Carson National Forest plan to conduct the Bighorn/Stateline prescribed burn if condition allow from October 15 and November 15, 2018.   Implementation of this project will only occur when weather, fuel moisture, and smoke dispersal conditions are within the defined […]

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10/5/18 Jicarilla Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burns This Fall- Carson National Forest

Taos, NM (October 5, 2018) – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Jicarilla District of the Carson National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, winds, and weather forecasts to conduct two prescribed burns between October 5 and November 30, 2018. Picture is taken at the Carracas […]

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Canjilon Ranger District prescribed burn begins today

Taos, NM (October 2, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National are taking advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to conduct the Highway 84 prescribed burn on the Canjilon Ranger District today.  This unit will be conducted by hand ignitions, and may […]

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Tres Piedras District to Conduct Tio Gordito Prescribed Burn in October

Taos, NM (September 21, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, winds, and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the Tio Gordito project area between October 1st and October 31st 2018. This 1,792 acre broadcast […]

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Camino Real District Announces Plan for Fall 2018 Prescribed Burns

Taos, NM (September 17, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest have announced locations where they plan to complete prescribed fire projects starting in October and continuing through November of 2018.  Approximately 1,442 acres could be eligible for treatment, but the implementation of each […]

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Canjilon Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burn in October

Taos, NM (September 13, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate the Highway 84 prescribed burn on the Canjilon Ranger District as early as October 1st  through October 31st  2018. […]

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9/22/18 Community Meeting- Alamosa Prescribed Burn

A community meeting about the Alamosa prescribed burn is planned for Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the community center/library in Vallecitos.  For more information on the Alamosa prescribed burn visit the Carson National Forest webpage.

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Prescribed Burn Planned on the El Rito Ranger District

Taos, NM (September 10, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the El Rito Ranger District of the Carson National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather to conduct a prescribed burn sometime between September 24th and October 26th, 2018. The Alamosa prescribed fire […]

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Lightning Caused Wildfires across the Forest

Taos, NM (August 7, 2018) – For Immediate Release. Lightning-caused wildfires are a common occurrence during the monsoon season. Recent lighting storms started two new wildfires on the Carson National Forest. These fires are minimal in size and monsoon moisture is expected to continue in the area so growth potential is expected to be minimal. […]

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7/27/18 Lightning Caused Wildfires across the Forest

Taos, NM (July 27, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Within the past 4 weeks, Carson National Forest fire personnel responded to 28 lightning-caused wildfire ignitions.  Lightning-caused wildfires are a common occurrence during the monsoon season, typically late-June through July. The Lobo Fire located 2 miles east of San Cristobal in the Columbine Hondo Wilderness has […]

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