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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Final Fire Update -Vics Peak Fire 100% Contained

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, remains 14,624 acres and is now 100% contained. This will be the final operational update for the Vics Peak Fire barring any significant events on the fire. Minimal fire behavior was observed […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Weekly Update -Monsoon Moisture Continues Over Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 14,624 acres, with 12 personnel assigned. This will be a weekly update for the Vics  Peaak Fire barring any significant event on the fire. Minimal fire behavior was observed […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Fire Update – Monsoon Flow Continues Over Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 14,624 acres, with 31 personnel assigned. Minimal fire behavior was observed over the Vicks Peak Fire yesterday.  The primary area of fire activity remains west from West Blue Mountain […]

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Vics Peak Fire – Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Post-Fire BAER Assessment

Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) specialists recently completed their data gathering and analysis for the Vic’s Peak Fire burn area to produce a preliminary burned severity map. This map and data display categories of unburned/low, moderate, and high. Approximately 65% of the 14,600 acres is either unburned and/or low burn severity, while 27% sustained a […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Fire Update – Monsoons Predicted Over Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 14,624 acres, with 31 personnel assigned. Light fire behavior was observed over the Vicks Peak Fire yesterday.  The primary area of fire progression remains west from West Blue Mountain […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Fire Update – Monsoon Moisture Developing Over Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 14,624 acres, with 31 personnel assigned. Light fire behavior was observed over the Vicks Peak Fire yesterday.  The primary area of fire progression remains west from West Blue Mountain […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Fire Update – Gusty Winds Predicted over Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 14,698 acres, with 31 personnel assigned. Light to Moderate fire behavior again continued over the Vicks Peak Fire yesterday.  The primary area of fire progression remains west from West […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Fire Update – Moisture Forecast for Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 14,598 acres, with 24 personnel assigned. Light to Moderate fire behavior continued over the Vicks Peak Fire yesterday.  The primary area of fire progression was north and west from […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Fire Update- Moderate Fire Behavior Over Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 14,328 acres, with 24 personnel assigned. Light to Moderate fire behavior continued over the Vicks Peak Fire yesterday.  The primary area of fire progression was north and west from […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Fire Update – Vics Peak Fire at 50% Containment

 Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 13,981 acres, with 24 personnel assigned. Light to Moderate fire behavior continued over the Vicks Peak Fire yesterday. The fire continues to move between Milo Canyon and Smith Canyon […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Fire Update – Record Heat Conditions Predicted for Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 13,477 acres, with 19 personnel assigned. Moderate fire behavior continued over the Vicks Peak Fire yesterday. The fire continues to move between Milo Canyon and Smith Canyon.  The fire […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Fire Update – Drier Fire Weather Predicted for Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 13076 acres, with 54 personnel assigned. Moderate fire behavior occurred over the Vicks Peak Fire yesterday. The fire continues to progress to the west backing down the slope in […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Fire Update – Vics Peak Fire Activity Shows Minimal Fire Behavior

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 12,990 acres, with 66 personnel assigned. Minimal fire behavior occurred over the Vics Peak Fire yesterday. Today, fire operations will continue to hold and secure along Forest Roads and […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Fire Update – Vics Peak Fire Personnel Represent Local, State and Federal Firefighters

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 12,712 acres, with 66 personnel assigned. Fire personnel on the Vics Peak Fire represented a variety of both local, state and federal agencies.  These crews come from Albuquerque Fire […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Vics Peak Fire Containment Increases

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 11,713 acres, with 98 personnel assigned. A local district fire management team will begin today managing the Vics Peak Fire. The chance for moderate fire weather conditions will continue […]

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Vics Peak Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District – 06/17/2020

Magdalena, NM; June 17, 2020 – For Immediate Release.  The Vics Peak Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness, San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began Monday, June 15, 2020, at approimately 10 acres.  Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, and 1 Type 6 Engine. This fire […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plan Baney Prescribed Burn Beginning 11/04/2019

Magdalena, N.M., October 31, 2019 – The Cibola National Forest, Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to help improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Baney Prescribed Fire Project is expected to begin on Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 8, 2019 depending on weather and vegetation conditions. Up to 1,200 acres will […]

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Cibola NF & NG – Magdalena Ranger District Planning Baney Prescribed Burn

Magdalena, N.M., September 12, 2019 – The Cibola National Forest, Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to help improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Baney Prescribed Fire Project is expected to begin this fall and continue until completed, depending on weather and vegetation conditions. Up to 2,500 acres will be treated in […]

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Blue Mountain Fire – Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola NF – 8/27/2019

Magdalena, NM; August 27, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Blue Mountain Fire, located approximately 3 ½ miles northwest of Blue Mountain in the San Mateo Mountains, on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began Sunday, August 25, 2019 and has increased to 42 acres in size.  A course of action […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands -Apply Now for Women in Wildland Fire Boot Camp

Magdalena, NM July 31, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Cibola National Forest is seeking a small group of career-focused women to be on-call Wildland Firefighters for the 2020 fire season. These on-call positions will provide support to wildland fire operations over the summer and can help pave the way for future employment and career advance with […]

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