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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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Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire – Ignitions Planned for TODAY, March 5th

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.    The Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire is scheduled for ignition operations TODAY, March 5th, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  The standard protocol is […]

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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/4/19 7:30 PM

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/4/19   7:30 PM 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:   As of this evening, 13 personnel (combination of BLM and Forest Service firefighters), several […]

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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/4/19 11:00 AM

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/4/19   11:00 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:  BLM and Forest Service firefighters are currently assigned to the Baylor Canyon Fire.  […]

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BLM – Las Cruces District – Ignition Operations on Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire Project scheduled for Tuesday, March 5th

Fire behavior has moderated significantly on the 50-acre Baylor Canyon Fire which was 50% contained by Sunday (3/3/19) evening.  Full suppression efforts continue on the fire.  The Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire is scheduled for ignition operations on March 5, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  The standard […]

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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/03/19 8:00 PM

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/03/19   8:00 PM Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected:  3/02/19 – 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:  BLM and Forest Service firefighters are currently assigned to the Baylor Canyon […]

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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/3/19 – 4:15 pm

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/03/19   4:15 PM Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected:  3/02/19 – 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:  BLM and Forest Service firefighters are currently assigned to the Baylor Canyon […]

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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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