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Lincoln National Forest – 9/20/16 7:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update – Ignitions completed on Coe Rx

Prescribed Fire operations continue on the Smokey Bear Ranger District: Coe Prescribed Fire project:  114 acres of scattered juniper slash located along Forest Roads 443 and 443A, 1 mile South of Highway 70 and Glencoe, NM.  Planned dates for ignition operations are 9/20 through 9/22. 9/20/16   7:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters completed ignitions on the Coe Prescribed Fire […]

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Lincoln National Forest – FINAL UPDATE 8/18/16 6 pm – Lawyer Fire 90% Contained

Lawyer Fire 8/18/16 – 6:00 pm Fire Update – The Lawyer Fire is now 90% contained.  Firefighters expect to increase containment over the next couple of days.    This will be the LAST UPDATE, UNLESS, there is a significant change to report. 8/17/16 – 7:30 pm Fire Update – No change to report on the Lawyer Fire today.  Next […]

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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger dips to LOW

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – As the summer temperatures begin to taper off and we receive more frequent pulses of rain showers over the general area, the fire danger lessens on the Lincoln National Forest.  Effective Monday, August 15, 2016, all Forest-wide fire danger rating signs will display the LOW adjective.  The LOW fire danger […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Haynes Fire – 8/9/16 9:15 pm Fire Update

Haynes Fire 8/9/16  9:15 pm FIRE UPDATE:  No change to report on the Haynes Fire.  Next update will be provided Wednesday (8/10/16). INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 8/9/16  3:45 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 8/9/16  9:18 am Location: Approximately 2 miles southwest of Cloudcroft, NM, on the west side of Sunspot Highway. Lat/Long: […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Fox Fire – 8/9/16 9:15 pm FINAL UPDATE

8/9/16 – 9:15 pm Fire Update – the Fox Fire was contained and controlled on 8/7/16 at 9:53 am.  There was no additional growth reported.  This is the FINAL UPDATE for the Fox Fire. New Fire Start – Fox Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 8/6/16  10:30 am Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 8/5/16 1:47 […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Appletree Fire – 8/8/16 9:15 pm FIRST AND FINAL FIRE UPDATE

New Fire Start – Appletree Fire FIRST AND FINAL FIRE UPDATE: 8/8/16 9:15 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 8/8/16 2:58 pm Location: Approximately 8 miles northwest of Timberon, NM, near Sacramento Lookout. Lat/Long: 32 deg, 44 min, 37.71 sec X 105 deg, 45 min, 17.28 sec Legal Description: T18S, R12E, […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Hoosier Fire – 8/6/16 5:15 pm FIRST AND FINAL FIRE UPDATE

New Fire Start – Hoosier Fire FIRST AND FINAL FIRE UPDATE: 8/6/16 5:15 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 8/6/16 10:04 am Location: Approximately 7 miles southwest of Weed, NM, on the ridge near Aqua Chiquita Canyon. Lat/Long: 32 deg, 46 min, 12.07 sec X 105 deg, 37 min, 23.52 sec […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 7/24/16 – 7 pm Prescribed Fire Update – West Mountain – No ignitions planned for this week

7/24/16 – 7:00 pm – Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters successfully  treated an additional 20 acres today, however, ignitions on the West Mountain project will temporarily be postponed.  No further ignitions are planned for this week. The project will be patrolled and monitored over the next few days. Today, firefighting resources that were assigned to the […]

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LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST – 6/26/16 6 pm – Prescribed Fire Update

PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE, June 26, 2016 6:00 pm:  Firefighters ceased ignitions early this afternoon and continued with patrolling and monitoring efforts within the project area.  They were successful in treating an additional 2 acres in the Cox Canyon prescribed fire project area.  All operations went well today. They will continue to assess weather and fuel conditions so that they can […]

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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger lessens to MODERATE

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – Recent pulses of rain showers over the general area, combined with a weather forecast calling for isolated showers and thunderstorms contributed to the current conditions that best describe the Lincoln National Forest at the MODERATE Fire Danger rating. Effective Friday morning, all Forest-wide fire danger rating signs will display […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 588 Fire – FINAL Fire Update 6/5/16 9:00 pm

FINAL FIRE UPDATE 6/5/16 9:00 PM – The 588 Fire was managed for multiple objectives, which resulted in the reduction of hazardous fuels accumulations, wildlife habitat improvement, overall forest health and rangeland improvement. Firefighters spent today securing the perimeter of the 588 Fire and containing the fire at 800 acres. There will be no further fire growth (spread) […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – TOWER FIRE in Capitan Mountains Wilderness being monitored by air

New Fire Start – Tower Fire FIRE UPDATE 6/4/16 9:30 PM Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District – Capitan Mountains Wilderness Date/Time Detected: 6/03/16 – 5:25 pm (originally reported on 5/30/16) Location: In the Capitan Mountains Wilderness, approximately 2.5 miles southwest of Capitan Peak and 9 miles west of Arabela, NM Lat/Long: 33 […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – MONUMENT FIRE – Fire is now 100% Contained!

New Fire Start – Monument Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 6/3/16  1:05 pm Location: Approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Timberon, NM Lat/Long: 32 deg, 40 min, 15.78 sec X 105 deg, 39 min, 1.08 min Legal Description: T19S, R13E, Sec 7 Firefighting Resources: One Forest Service engine and five firefighters […]

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Lincoln National Forest Manages 588 Fire on Smokey Bear Ranger District

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, NM, June 2, 2016 – Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest have made the decision to manage the 588 Fire for multiple objectives. This lightning-caused fire was discovered on the evening of May 31 and is located about 4 miles south of Glencoe, NM. Wildfires that are ignited naturally (by lightning) may […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Sacramento Ranger District – Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire – NO ignitions this week!

5/23/16 – 3:00 pm – Prescribed Fire Update:  Today’s extended forecast calls for high winds through Thursday therefore, firefighters will forego plans for ignitions this week.  They will reassess the conditions next week following the Memorial Day holiday. 5/23/16 – 9:30 am – Prescribed Fire Update:  This morning’s weather forecast calls for hotter, drier days WITH INCREASED WINDS on Tuesday […]

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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Dips from High to Moderate

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM, May 19, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Recent rain showers over the past few weeks have resulted in temporary relief and a brief delay of the upcoming fire season. Fire officials have determined that now, with the precipitation we’ve received, current conditions reflect a MODERATE fire danger rating for the […]

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Lincoln National Forest – TEST FIRE – 5/19/16 12:30 pm FINAL FIRE UPDATE

Test Fire FINAL FIRE UPDATE:  5/19/16, 12:30 PM – Although the fire did receive some precipitation, firefighters remain assigned to the incident and are continuing to mop-up the fire. This will be the FINAL FIRE UPDATE for the Test Fire, unless there is a significant change to report.  FIRE UPDATE:  5/18/16, 10:00 AM – The Test Fire […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 5/17, 4:30 PM Prescribed Fire Update – Ignitions Completed on Smokey Bear Ranger District

5/17/16 – 4:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters successfully completed ignitions on all 40 acres on the 443 Road unit today.  They spent most of the afternoon ensuring that the piles were secure and they will be monitoring and patrolling the area over the next few days. The project is located 2 miles south of Glencoe, along Forest […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Draw Fire – FIRST AND FINAL UPDATE

New Fire Start – Draw Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 5/14/16  8:07 pm Location: Approximately 4 miles southwest of Queen, NM Lat/Long: 32 deg, 8 min, 59.85 sec X 104, 45 min, 0.36 min Legal Description: T25S, R21E, Sec 12 Firefighting Resources: 1 – FS Incident Commander, 1 FS Engine, […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District – 5/1/16 – 3:45 PM FINAL UPDATE ON GOAT Rx

5/1/2016 – 3:45 PM PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE: Low level cloud cover over the Goat Rx has assisted firefighters in mop-up efforts. There are very few smokes visible at this time. Firefighters will continue to mop-up, monitor conditions, and patrol the area for the next few days. This will be the FINAL UPDATE unless there is a significant […]

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