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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO — Fire Restrictions and/or Burn Bans are in place in many areas across New Mexico!

  KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!  For current status of Fire Restrictions (on public lands) and LOCAL and COUNTY Burn Bans across the State of New Mexico, please visit:  firerestrictions.us/nm

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Lincoln National Forest – May 11 – 9:45 pm – Bullis Prescribed Fire Update

Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District BULLIS PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE: May 11, 2018 – 9:45 pm – Today, firefighters successfully treated an additional 700 acres with prescribed fire on the Bullis project.  They plan to continue with ignition operations again tomorrow if conditions are favorable. May 11, 2018 – 2:00 pm – With favorable fuel […]

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Lincoln National Forest – FINAL UPDATE for the Russia Fire (located about 6 miles south of Cloudcroft)

FINAL FIRE UPDATE – 04/18/18  4:00 pm – Firefighters held the Russia Fire and declared it 100% contained at 1:00 pm today (4/18/18).  The final size of the fire was one-quarter of an acre.  THIS WILL BE THE FINAL UPDATE FOR THE RUSSIA FIRE UNLESS THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO REPORT. Regarding smoke, in the […]

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Scout Fire – FINAL UPDATE – 4/17/18 – 10:00 AM Update

SCOUT FIRE UPDATE – 4/17/18  10:00 am – The Scout Fire is now 75% contained at 16 acres.  The change in the number of acres (from what was originally reported) is due to more accurate mapping. Firefighters will continue to work towards full containment and will also patrol the area over the next few days.  The […]

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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger elevates to HIGH

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – As temperatures increase and drying winds become a frequent, almost daily occurrence, the potential for wildland fire starts increases significantly. Based on current weather and fuel conditions, along with the increase in visitors and recreational activities on the Forest, the Fire Danger Rating will be elevated to HIGH, effective […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District – Prescribed Fire Update for Perk Project – 4/1/18, 9:00 pm

Lincoln National Forest – Sacramento Ranger District – Perk Prescribed Fire project Learn more about how the US Forest Service uses prescribed fire to restore the forest environment: https://www.fs.fed.us/managing-land/fire/resilient-landscapes/prescribed-fire Prescribed Fire Update – 4/1/1 – 9:00 pm – Today firefighters treated 140 acres on the Perk Project with prescribed fire, bringing the total number of acres treated (to […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – FIRST AND FINAL Fire update – “120A Fire” on Smokey Bear Ranger District

Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District – FIRST and FINAL update for the 120A Fire Fire Update – 1/30/18 – 9:15 am:  The “120A Fire” was detected shortly after 7:00 this morning.  The fire is located on Forest Service lands, just off of Road 120A on the northeastern outskirts of Ruidoso. Forest Service and Lincoln County firefighters have […]

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New Fire Start – DARK Fire – Located 6 miles south of Cloudcroft, NM

New Fire Start – DARK Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 01/19/18/17  4:00 pm Jurisdiction: New Mexico State Forestry and/or Private AND Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Incident Commander:  USFS Date/Time Detected: 01/19/18  11:28 am Location: Approximately 6 miles south of Cloudcroft, NM.  Fire started near Dark Canyon and Highway 130 Lat/Long: 32 deg, 54 min, 4.04 sec X […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update for Smokey Bear Ranger District – 01/10/18, 9:00 am

Prescribed Fire Update:  January 10, 2018 – NO IGNITIONS PLANNED FOR TODAY!  Firefighters will be patrolling and monitoring the Grindstone Mesa prescribed fire project today.  Today’s weather forecast calls for higher precipitation and increased humidity which would not allow for successful ignition operations.  Firefighters will continue to evaluate weather conditions (on a daily basis) over […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed fire update – 7/23/17 4:00 pm – 170 acres treated today on Carissa project on Sacramento District

Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  4:00 pm – Firefighters have completed ignition operations for today (7/23) on the Carissa project.  They were able to treat 170 acres today (7/23). Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  12:30 pm – Ignitions are underway on the Carissa prescribed fire project on the Sacramento District.  Smoke may be visible as firefighters ignite slash piles. […]

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Lincoln National Forest -Logan Fire – FIRST & FINAL UPDATE – 7/3/17 – 11:45 AM

The Logan Fire, on the Sacramento Ranger District,  was reported yesterday (7/2/17) afternoon.  The fire’s location:  3 miles west of Sacramento Lookout and 3 1/2 miles south of Sunspot.  Upon initial size up of the fire, Forest Service firefighters determined that it was caused by lightning and several cabins, about 1/2 mile away, were identified as potential values at risk.  Firefighters proceeded with a full […]

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Lincoln National Forest – MONUMENT Fire updates are now being posted on INCIWEB

ATTN:  Monument Fire updates are now being posted on INCIWEB  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5207 INCIWEB will be used exclusively for all subsequent MONUMENT FIRE updates.  Wildfire Update:  6/4/17  11:00 am –  The Monument Fire is currently being managed under a monitor/confine/point protection strategy. Current size is 1 acre. Firefighting resources assigned include:  4 FS engines, 1 dozer and overhead (approximately 17 personnel). Vicinity Map […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Rice Fire is 100% Contained – FINAL Fire Update 6/15/17 1:30 pm

Rice Fire FINAL Fire Update – 06/15/17 – 1:30 pm – Firefighters were successful in containing the Rice Fire at a final size of 1/4 acre.  One engine and 4 firefighters remain assigned to this incident. They will complete mop-up operations within the next day or two.  THIS IS THE FINAL UPDATE FOR THE RICE FIRE, UNLESS THERE IS […]

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Lincoln National Forest – NEW FIRE reported on Sacramento Ranger District – 6/01/17 4:45 pm FIRST AND FINAL Fire Update

New Wildfire reported on the Sacramento Ranger District – BIRTHDAY FIRE: Fire Update – 6/01/17 – 4:45 pm – The Birthday Fire was reported at 3:02 pm on 6/1/17.  It is located about 3 miles NW of Mayhill – (Lat 32 deg, 54 min, 56.91 sec x Long 105 deg, 31 min, 32.15 sec; Legal […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 5/31/17 1:15 pm Prescribed Fire Update – Lucas Well Pile Burn Project: Ignitions on hold

Smokey Bear Ranger District – Lucas Well Pile Burn project located 9 miles east of Ruidoso Prescribed Fire Update -5/31/17 1:15pm – Piles are burning well. Firefighters will not resume ignition operations until more humidity or precipitation is forecasted. Possibly will wait for onset of monsoons to resume ignitions. The primary objectives of this prescribed […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 5/30/17 10:30 am – FINAL Fire Update “Little John” fire on Sacramento Ranger District

Sacramento Ranger District – Little John Fire FINAL FIRE UPDATE:  5/30/17  10:30 am – The Little John Fire was 100% contained at 9:45 pm on May 29 at less than 3/10 of an acre. Light rain helped with the suppression efforts. Firefighters are returning to the fire today and possibly tomorrow to patrol the area. […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Soldier Prescribed Fire FINAL UPDATE – 5/6/17 7:30 PM – All ignition operations completed – 4,300 acres treated with Prescribed Fire

Guadalupe Ranger District – Soldier Prescribed Fire (Lat:  32.0817 x Long. -104.7731) 4,300 acres, broadcast burn.  Located 40 miles southwest of Carlsbad and about 5 miles south of Queen, NM.  CURRENT UPDATES/NOTICES:  Prescribed Fire FINAL UPDATE – 5/6/17 – 7:30 pm:  Firefighters treated an additional 1300 acres today using hand and aerial ignitions.  To date, firefighters have […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 04/16/17 – 6:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update

Prescribed Fire Update – 04/16/17 – 6:30 pm:  Firefighters successfully treated 150 acres today on the Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire project, located north of Mayhill.  Today’s staffing (firefighting resources) included 3 BLM engines, 5 Forest Service engines and one Interagency Hotshot Crew. Total number of personnel:  55.  Firefighters will return to the project tomorrow to […]

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Lincoln National Forest – HIGH describes current Fire Danger for the Forest

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – With the increase in hotter temperatures and drying winds over the past few days, drier fuel moistures have escalated the potential for an increase unwanted wildland fire starts. Based on current weather and fuel conditions and the increase in public and recreational activities within the Forest during the upcoming weeks, […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Campground Fire (3/16/17)

New Fire Start – Campground Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 03/16/17  9:30 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 03/16/17  6:24 pm Location: Approximately 2 miles west of Mayhill, NM and just off of Highway 82 Lat/Long: 32 deg, 54 min, 14.4 sec X 105 deg, 30 min, 15.7 sec Legal Description: T16S, […]

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