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Carson National Forest McGaffey Fire Final Update

This lightning-caused fire, located on the Camino Real Ranger District, is now at 525 acres and 75% contained. Firing operations on the McGaffey Fire were completed yesterday and all lines are holding. No measurable amount of moisture was reported on the fire yesterday. Pockets of unburned fuels in the interior will continue to burn and […]

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McGaffey fire Update

  After today information can be reached at 575-741-1516.  For text messages on the progress of the fire text ‘follow CarsonNF’ to 40404. Firing operations on the McGaffey Fire were completed yesterday.  Pockets of unburned fuels in the interior of the south east end of the fire were ignited and lines on the west side […]

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El Valle Wildfire Update

The El Valle Fire was reported yesterday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.  The fire will be confined today using natural barriers and existing roads and will grow to approximately 42 acres.  Unburned fuels in the interior of the fire will continue to produce visible smoke in the communities of Chamisal, El Valle, Truchas and surrounding areas.  […]

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McGaffey Wildfire Update

For text messages on the progress of the fire text ‘follow CarsonNF’ to 40404. Fire resources on the McGaffey Fire were able to complete burnout operations on the east side of the planned area before the arrival of the afternoon precipitation.  The moisture and lower temperatures caused a heavy smoke inversion in the evening with […]

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McGaffey wildfire update

July 30, 2016   Today is the third day with no significant moisture on the McGaffey wildfire, offering fire managers an opportunity to utilize it to meet multiple resource objectives and promote forest health. Today, resources will add fire to the ground to direct fire movement and regulate fire effects.  Ignitions will produce increased smoke.  Weather […]

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McGAFFEY WILDFIRE PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT AT LLANO QUEMADO COMMUNITY CENTER

McGaffey Wildfire Public Meeting Tonight 7 pm Llano Quemado Community Center 130 Miranda Canyon Rd, Ranchos de Taos The McGaffey fire is currently at 78 acres. There was no significant moisture on the fire last night, all lines held with low fire activity and minimal spread. 

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McGaffey Wildfire 50 acres

Location: Camino Real Ranger District, McGaffey Canyon 1 ½  mile west of the community Pot Creek 2 ½ miles south and east of the community of Llano Quemado Start Date:  July 24, 2016                  Cause:  Lightning Size:  approximately 50 acres          Percent Contained:  0 Summary:  Low fire activity and minimal spread through the night.  Additional […]

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McGaffey Wildfire, near Miranda Canyon

The lightning fire was reported July 24. Fire is active today and moving in a southwesterly direction. No structures are being threatened. Firefighters and a Type 6 Engine are on scene.

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Carson National Forest Final Rock Tank Fire Update

The lightning caused Rock Tank fire reported July 20 on the Tres Piedras Ranger District remains at 137 acres. Some precipitation was received over the fire yesterday and is now 80% contained. The fire is located 2 miles south of US Highway 64 off of Forest Road 42, approximately 7 miles south and west of […]

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Carson National Forest Rock Tank Fire Update

The lightning caused Rock Tank fire reported July 20 on the Tres Piedras Ranger District is currently at 137 acres. The fire is located 2 miles south of US Highway 64 off of Forest Road 42, approximately 7 miles south and west of the community of Tres Piedras and is burning in grass and Ponderosa […]

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Carson National Forest Rock Tank Fire Update

Taos, NM – A lightning-caused fire reported Wednesday, July 20, on the Tres Piedras Ranger District is currently at 55 acres. The Rock Tank Fire is located 2 miles south of US Highway 64 off of Forest Road 42, approximately 7 miles south and west of the community of Tres Piedras and is burning in […]

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Carson National Forest Rock Tank Fire

A lightning-caused fire was reported Wednesday, July 20, on the Tres Piedras Ranger District. The Rock Tank Fire is located 2 miles south of US Highway 64 off of Forest Road 42, approximately 7 miles south and west of the community of Tres Piedras. The Rock Tank Fire is burning in grass and Ponderosa Pine. […]

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Carson National Forest Independence Fire Final Update

CARSON NATIONAL FOREST INDEPENDENCE WILDFIRE FINAL UPDATE Taos, NM, July 11, 2016—For Immediate Release. The Independence Wildfire started on July 4, 2016 on the Questa Ranger District, north of Lama Foundation is currently 90% contained. The fire, located between the Lama Foundation and the Columbine/Hondo Wilderness Area, has held at 22 acres. Fire activity today […]

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Carson National Forest – Independence Fire Update

Taos, NM, July 10, 2016—For Immediate Release. The Independence Wildfire started on July 4, 2016 on the Questa Ranger District, north of Lama Foundation is currently 70% contained. The fire, located between the Lama Foundation and the Columbine/Hondo Wilderness Area, has held at 22 acres. Fire activity today was minimal and allowed for progress to […]

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Carson National Forest Evening Fire Updates

CARSON NATIONAL FOREST WILDFIRES EVENING UPDATE July 8, 2016 Independence Wildfire Acres: 22 Containment: 20% Cause: Lightning Start Date: July 4, 2016 Location: N of Lama Foundation, NM Vegetation: Oak Brush and Douglas Fir The Independence Fire is currently at 22 acres due to more accurate mapping. A line has been completed around the perimeter […]

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Carson National Forest Fires Updates

July 8, 2016 La Cañada Fire Acres: 55 Containment: 50% Cause: Under Investigation                        Start Date: July 6, 2016 Location: 4 miles NE of El Rito, NM          Vegetation: Grass, Brush and Ponderosa Pine The La Cañada Fire, is located in the Vallecitos Federal Sustained Yield Unit, green fuel wood area. The fire perimeter was lined on […]

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Independence Fire – Carson National Forest

Taos, NM, July 7, 2016—A lightning caused fire was reported on the Questa Ranger District on July 4, 2016. The Independence Fire was reported at a tenth of an acre located north of the Lama Foundation in the Columbine/Hondo Wilderness Area. The suppression strategy decision was to place the fire in monitor status for firefighter […]

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La Cañada Wildfire – Carson National Forest

Taos, NM, July 7, 2016—For Immediate Release. A wildfire was reported on the El Rito Ranger District yesterday afternoon approximately 4 miles north and east of the village of El Rito, off of Forest Road 44 near the village of Vallecitos. The La Cañada wildfire was reported at 15-20 acres burning in the Vallecitos Federal […]

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Dog Head Fire Daily 9:30am Update

 REHABILITATION AND ASSESSMENT OF FIRE LINE CONTINUES DOG HEAD FIRE UPDATE – 6/24/2016, 8:00 A.M.     Acres: 17,912                                                                                     Containment: 83% Cause: Human – under investigation                                                  Start Date:  June 14, 2016 Jurisdiction:  Cibola National Forest, NM State Forestry, Southern Pueblo Agency/BIA, BLM Location:  6 miles NW of Tajique, NM Vegetation:  Heavy fuels, dead and […]

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