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FINAL UPDATE for Uvas Fire – Evening of June 12th

Location:  Uvas Mountains on BLM Land, approximately 11 miles SW of Hatch, NM and 18 miles N of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, NM. Date detected:  June 6, 2020   Cause:  Lightning  Vegetation:  Grass, Brush, Pinon, Juniper Current size: 1,135 acres (increase of 5 acres from previous reports is due to more accurate mapping) […]

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BLM Las Cruces District – Uvas Fire – June 12th Morning Update

Location:  Uvas Mountains on BLM Land, approximately 11 miles SW of Hatch, NM and 18 miles N of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, NM. Date detected:  June 6, 2020   Cause:  Lightning   Vegetation:  Grass, Brush, Pinon, Juniper Current size: 1,135 acres (increase of 5 acres from previous reports is due to more accurate mapping) […]

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BLM Las Cruces District – Uvas Fire – June 11th Evening Update

Location:  Uvas Mountains on BLM Land, approximately 11 miles SW of Hatch, NM and 18 miles N of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, NM. Date detected:  June 6, 2020  Cause:  Lightning   Vegetation:  Grass, Brush, Pinon, Juniper Current size: 1,135 acres (increase of 5 acres from previous reports is due to more accurate mapping) […]

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BLM Las Cruces District – Uvas Fire – June 11th Morning Update

Location:  Uvas Mountains on BLM Land, approximately 11 miles SW of Hatch, NM and 18 miles N of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, NM. Date detected:  June 6, 2020   Cause:  Lightning   Vegetation:  Grass, Brush, Pinon, Juniper Current size: 1,135 acres (increase of 5 acres from previous reports is due to more accurate mapping) […]

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BLM Las Cruces District – Uvas Fire – June 10th Evening Update

Location:  Uvas Mountains on BLM Land, approximately 11 miles SW of Hatch, NM and 18 miles N of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, NM. Date detected:  June 6, 2020   Cause:  Lightning   Vegetation:  Grass, Brush, Pinon, Juniper Current size: 1,135 acres (increase of 5 acres from previous reports is due to more accurate mapping) […]

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BLM Las Cruces District – Uvas Fire – June 10th Morning Update

Location: Uvas Mountains on BLM Land, approximately 11 miles SW of Hatch, NM and 18 miles N of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, NM. Date detected: June 6, 2020   Cause:  Lightning   Vegetation:  Grass, Brush, Pinon, Juniper Current size: Estimated 1,130 acres Percent contained: 30% Summary: The Uvas Fire was started by lightning from […]

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BLM Las Cruces District – Uvas Fire – June 9th Evening Update

Location:  Uvas Mountains on BLM Land, approximately 11 miles SW of Hatch, NM and 18 miles N of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, NM. Date detected:  June 6, 2020  Cause:  Lightning   Vegetation:  Grass, Brush, Pinon, Juniper Current size:  Estimated 1,130 acres Percent contained:  30% Summary: The Uvas Fire was started by lightning from […]

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BLM Las Cruces District – Uvas Fire – June 9th Morning Update

Location:  Uvas Mountains on BLM Land, approximately 11 miles SW of Hatch, NM and 18 miles N of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, NM. Date detected:  June 6, 2020  Cause: Lightning  Vegetation: Grass, Brush, Pinon, Juniper Current size:  Estimated 831 acres Percent contained:  20% Summary:  The Uvas Fire was started by lightning from […]

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BLM Las Cruces District – Uvas Fire – June 8th Evening Update

Location:  Uvas Mountains on BLM Land, approximately 11 miles SW of Hatch, NM and 18 miles N of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, NM. Date detected:  June 6, 2020  Cause: Lightning  Vegetation: Grass, Brush, Pinon, Juniper Current size:  Estimated 831 acres Percent contained:  20% Summary:  The Uvas Fire was started by lightning from […]

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BLM Las Cruces District – Uvas Fire – June 8th Morning Update

Location:  Uvas Mountains on BLM Land, approximately 11 miles SW of Hatch, NM and 18 miles N of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, NM. Detected:  June 6, 2020  Cause:  Lightning  Vegetation:  Grass, brush and Pinon Juniper Current size:   Estimated 628 acres Percent contained:  10% Summary:  The Uvas Fire was started by lightning from […]

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BLM Las Cruces District – Uvas Fire Update, June 7, 8:00 pm

Uvas Fire Update – June 7, 2020 – 8:00 pm Location:  Uvas Mountains on BLM Land, approximately 10 miles SSW of Hatch, NM and 18 miles N of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, NM. Date detected: June 6, 2020 at 3:41 pm Current size:  Estimated 628 acres Percent contained: 10% Cause: Lightning Vegetation: […]

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BLM Las Cruces District – Uvas Fire Update, June 7, 1:00 pm

Uvas Fire Update – June 7, 2020 – 1:00 pm Location:  Uvas Mountains on BLM Land, approximately 10 miles SSW of Hatch, NM and 18 miles N of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, NM. Date detected:  June 6, 2020 at 3:41 pm Current size:   Estimated at 75 – 100 acres Percent contained:  0% […]

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BLM’s Centennial Prescribed Burn – FINAL UPDATE 3/7/19 5:30 PM – Firefighters SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ignitions – the area will be monitored over the next few days

BLM Las Cruces District News Release:  Centennial Prescribed Burn planned in Otero County LAS CRUCES, N.M. – On March 7, 2018, the Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with Holloman Air Force Base, is planning a prescribed burn in southern New Mexico.  Personnel will concentrate their efforts on burning the Centennial Bombing Range, located on McGregor Range.  Centennial […]

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BLM’s Centennial Prescribed Burn – UPDATE 3/7/19 11:00 AM – Conditions on site are favorable, test fire successful – Firefighters are proceeding with ignitions

The Centennial Prescribed Burn is scheduled for ignition operations TODAY, March 7th, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  Firefighters are on site and will conduct the Test Fire.  They will observe the fire behavior under the current (day of burn) weather and fuel conditions.  If the test […]

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BLM’s Centennial Prescribed Burn – UPDATE – 3/7/19 – Ignition Operations scheduled for TODAY, March 7

The Centennial Prescribed Burn is scheduled for ignition operations TODAY, March 7th, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  Firefighters are on site and will conduct the Test Fire.  They will observe the fire behavior under the current (day of burn) weather and fuel conditions.  If the test fire […]

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Centennial Prescribed Burn – Ignition Operations scheduled for Thursday, March 7th

The Centennial Prescribed Burn is scheduled for ignition operations on March 7th, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  The standard protocol is to conduct a Test Fire at the prescribed fire site to observe the fire behavior under current (day of burn) weather and fuel conditions.  If […]

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FINAL UPDATE for Baylor Canyon Fire, now 90% Contained – 3/5/19 7:00 PM

This is the FINAL UPDATE for the BAYLOR CANYON FIRE (UNLESS there is a SIGNIFICANT CHANGE to report) Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected: 3/2/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:  The Baylor Canyon […]

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Ignition Operations completed on Dripping Springs Prescribed Burn – Update 3/5/19 4:15 PM

Dripping Springs Prescribed Burn UPDATE – 3/5/19  4:15 PM Firefighters have completed ignition operations on the Dripping Springs Prescribed Burn.  They were successful in treating the entire target area of 50 acres.  Mild winds contributed to smoke dispersal, which minimized smoke impacts.  Firefighting personnel will remain on site to patrol and monitor the area into […]

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Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire Update 3/5/19 11:20 AM – Test Fire successful, firefighters are proceeding with ignitions

The fire suppression effort is ongoing as 13 firefighters are winding down fire operations on the 50-acre Baylor Canyon Fire,  which is 75% contained.    UPDATE:  3/5/19  11:20 AM – The TEST FIRE on the Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire was successful!  Firefighters are proceeding with ignitions.  Update from the prescribed fire (at 1:00 PM) is […]

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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/5/19 10:30 AM – Road Closure has been LIFTED

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/5/19   10:30 AM Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected: 3/2/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:   Today, 13 personnel (combination of BLM and Forest Service firefighters), two engines and […]

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