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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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Lincoln National Forest – FIRE UPDATE – 4/27/16 11:55 AM – Inspiration Fire is 100% Contained!

Inspiration Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 4/25/16  8:34 pm Location: Approximately 1 mile southeast of Ruidoso Downs, NM Lat/Long: 33 deg, 19 min, 17.8 sec X 105 105, 34 min, 50.53 min Legal Description: T11S, R14E, Sec 28 Firefighting Resources:  The US Forest Service hotshot crew will transfer command back […]

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Lincoln National Forest – FIRE UPDATE 4/26/16 – 11:00 am Pendleton Fire 100% Contained at 1 acre!

“Pendleton Fire” Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 4/25/16  1:50 pm Location: Approximately 4 miles southwest of Weed, NM and 15 miles southeast of Cloudcroft, NM Lat/Long: 32 deg, 46 min, 40.26 sec X 105 deg, 34 min, 59.51 min Legal Description: T18S, R13E, Sec 2 Firefighting Resources: At this time, one […]

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Lincoln National Forest – FINAL FIRE UPDATE: 4/23/16 11:00 am – Gilson Canyon Fire

Fire Update:  4/22/16  11:00 am  “Gilson Canyon Fire” Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 4/20/16  3:05 pm Location: Approximately 6 miles northeast of Queen, NM and east of Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area Lat/Long: 32 deg, 14 min, 32.31 sec X 104 deg, 41’ 26.89 min Legal Description: T24S, R22E, Sec 3 Firefighting […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – “412 Fire” – Firefighters kept fire to less than 1/0th of an acre.

New Fire Start – “412 Fire” Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 4/13/16  5:45 pm Location:  Approximately 3 miles southwest of Queen, NM near County Road 412 Lat/Long: 32 deg, 9 min, 19.12 sec X 104 deg, 45’ 6.84 min Legal Description: T25S, R12E, Sec 1 Size:  less than 1/10th of an […]

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Near Ruidoso – Moon Mountain Fire – FINAL Fire Update 4/1/16 12:30 pm

04/01/16 – 12:30 pm – This the FINAL Fire Update for the Moon Mountain Fire.  ******************************************************************************************** Jurisdiction:  New Mexico State Forestry/Private & Lincoln NF, Smokey Bear District (0.2 acres) Detected:  3/28/16 @ 2:50 pm Lat/Lon:  33 deg, 25 min, 28.93 sec X 105 deg, 29 min, 27.23 sec Legal:  T11S, R13E, SWSW Sec 23 General Location:  approximately 1 mile east of the Village of […]

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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Increases to HIGH

A combination of low moisture, persistent drought, winds and warm weather in southern New Mexico has prompted Lincoln National Forest fire officials to elevate the fire danger rating to HIGH.  All three districts, Smokey Bear, Sacramento and Guadalupe are experiencing conditions that warrant the “HIGH” fire danger rating, which will be displayed on all forest-wide […]

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Lincoln National Forest Prescribed Fire Update – 01/13/16 – 2:00 pm

Prescribed Fire Update:  01/13/16 – 2:00 pm – Due to poor ventilation categories this week, firefighters have had to temporarily suspend ignition operations.  Fuel and weather conditions are assessed daily before ignitions begin.  Firefighters are hoping for improved conditions tomorrow, which will allow them to resume ignitions.  Prescribed Fire Update:  01/07/16 – 4:00 pm – Prescribed Fire […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Activities to resume on Sacramento District

Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest’s Sacramento District plan to take advantage of favorable weather and burning conditions during the upcoming fall and winter months. District personnel will focus on multiple projects that include pile and broadcast burning. These prescribed fire projects are located at various sites within the Sacramento Ranger District: 171 project: […]

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Cibola NF – Wildfire Update – 6/24/15 – Red Canyon Fire at 11,372 Acres

Magdalena, NM – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is now at 11,372 acres with approximately 85 personnel on the incident.   The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout. Aerial ignitions (dropping incendiary device from a helicopter) continued yesterday on the Red Canyon Fire […]

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Cibola NF – Wildfire Update – 6/23/15 – Red Canyon Fire Reaches 7,289 Acres

Magdalena, NM – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District has grown in size to 7,289 acres with approximately 85 personnel on the incident.   The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout. Aerial ignitions (dropping incendiary device from a helicopter) continued yesterday on the Red […]

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Cibola NF – Wildfire Update – 6/22/15 – Red Canyon Fire Reaches 3,425 Acres

Magdalena, NM – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District has grown in size to 3,425 acres with approximately 85 personnel on the incident.   The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout. Aerial ignitions (dropping incendiary device from a helicopter) was used again yesterday on […]

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Cibola NF Red Canyon Fire Update – 06/20/15 1:45 pm – Red Canyon Fire grows to 125 Acres

Magdalena, NM – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District has increased in size to 125 acres with approximately 80 personnel on the incident.  Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, two Type I Hot Shot crews, and 1Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused fire started on Monday, June 15, and is located in the San […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update – Fire operations resume January 5th

Prescribed Fire Update:  01/05/16 – 11:00 am – Prescribed fire operations beginning on the Perk project: Smokey Bear Ranger District – Prescribed Fire operations planned for week of Jan 4th – 7th Perk Hand Piles, located about 3 miles north of Ruidoso north of Perk Canyon, south of Cedar Creek, west of Mechem Drive and […]

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