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Lincoln National Forest-Mile Marker 4 Fire Stopped

Local Fire Departments and Forest Service firefighters stopped forward progress on two small 1/2-acre fires along Highway 82 below the Tunnel this afternoon at Mile Marker 4. Your vehicle can start a fire. Make sure your trailer chains aren’t dragging on the ground and don’t park on tall grasses. Visit https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prevent-wildfire/vehicle-use/ for more information.

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 6, 2021

Updates will now be released every other day unless there is a significant change. Acres: 7,033 acres Containment: 33% Resources: 132 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer. Start Date: April 26, 2021: 8:00 am Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire spread towards Ski Apache and the […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 4, 2021

Acres: 7,020 acres Containment: 23% Resources: 284 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer. Start Date: April 26, 2021: 8:00 am Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area. Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 4, 2021 – Moderate winds […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 3, 2021

Acres: 7,119 Percent Containment: 23% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 317 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, March 3, 2021 – Strong wind gusts yesterday tested the fire lines constructed by fire crews over the past several days. […]

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Three Rivers Fire – Weather & Fire Behavior

Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 2, 2021 – Dan Pearson, Three Rivers Fire Behavior Analyst, is responsible forcollecting weather data, predicting fire growth, and developing strategic and tactical fire behaviorinformation. He looks at the interaction of topography, fuels, and weather to determine what the fire’s effectswill be. All this critical information is used by incident managers […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 2, 2021

Acres: 7,119 Percent Containment: 19% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 337 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, March 2, 2021 – A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for today. This means warm […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 1, 2021

Acres: 6,951 Percent Containment: 13% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 361 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, May1, 2021 – Firefighters continue to make progress in their work to contain the Three Rivers Fire that has been active […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – April 30, 2021

Acres: 5,557 Percent Containment: 13% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 266 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area Ruidoso, New Mexico, April 30, 2021 – The much-welcomed rain and […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – April 29, 2021

Acres: 12,000 acres Percent Containment: 5% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources Assigned: 168 Structures burned: 0 Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area.                                          Crews Continue to Work After Rain Douses Fire  Overnight                                                                                         The […]

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Three Rivers Fire – April 28, 2021 Evening Update

Acres: 12,000 Percent Containment: 5% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Structures burned: 0 Number of Resources: 168 Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area. Cooler Weather Slows Three Rivers Fire Growth Southwest Type 1 Team 2, […]

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Three Rivers Fire Evening Update: April 27, 2021

Fire Size: 12,000 acres Containment: 5% Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Resources: 8 Engines, 6 Type-1 Crews, 1 Type-2 Crew, 2 Helicopters, 1 Bulldozer, 1 Water Tender. Additional resources have been ordered and will be arriving tomorrow. Total Personnel: 210 Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, Monday, April 26, 2021 Location: The fire started half a mile north […]

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April 27, 2021: Three Rivers Fire Morning Update: Fire Receives Snow and Rain

Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District Fire Size: 6100 acres Containment: 0% Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Resources: 9 Engines, 1 Type-1 Hotshot Crew, 1 Large Air Tanker, 2 Air Attack, 1 Helicopter. Multiple additional resources have been ordered and will be arriving as soon as possible. Date/Time Detected: 8:46am, Monday, April 26, 2021 Location: The fire […]

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Three Rivers Fire Evening Update: April 26, 2021

Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District Fire Size: 4000 acres Containment: 0% Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Resources: 9 Engines, 1 Type-1 Hotshot Crew, 1 Large Air Tanker, 2 Air Attack, 1 Helicopter. Multiple additional resources have been ordered and will be arriving as soon as possible. Date/Time Detected: Morning of Monday, April 26, 2021 Location: The […]

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Lincoln National Forest: New Fire Start Above Three Rivers Campground

Fire Name: Three Rivers Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District Fire Size: 30 acres Containment: 0% Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Resources: 2 Engines, 1 Type-1 Hotshot Crew, Air Attack. Multiple additional resources have been ordered and will be arriving as soon as possible. Date/Time Detected: Morning of Monday, April 26, 2021 Location: The fire is […]

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Lincoln National Forest in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

ALAMOGORDO, NM – April 16, 2021 – The Lincoln National Forest implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective Friday, April 16, 2021, due to high fire danger and ongoing drought conditions.  The increased fire danger is due to insufficient moisture and dry fuel conditions across the forest. “Fire officials use several criteria to determine when to […]

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Lincoln National Forest to Proceed with Prescribed Burn North of Mayhill Next Week

CLOUDCROFT, NM – Apr. 15, 2021 – Crews plan to continue with the ongoing 16 Springs Prescribed Burn on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest starting as early as Tuesday, April 20, 2021, if conditions allow. The 16 Springs Prescribed Burn consists of four areas from Mayhill to Silver Springs. Firefighters will […]

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Baca Prescribed Burn Scheduled for the Week of April 12, 2021

RUIDOSO, NM – Apr. 9, 2021 — The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed burn near Baca Campground starting Monday, April 12, 2021, as conditions allow. The prescribed fire located south of Forest Service Road 57 and southwest of Baca Campground will remove an accumulation of woody […]

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Lincoln National Forest Plans Prescribed Burn Near White Oaks

Ruidoso, NM – March 30, 2021 – The Lincoln National Forest is planning a prescribed fire two miles east of White Oaks, NM, beginning this week. Smoke will be visible from White Oaks, Carrizozo, along Highway 54 and Highway 380. Fire managers with Smokey Bear Ranger District will take advantage of expected favorable conditions to […]

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Lincoln National Forest Plans Two Prescribed Burns Near South Fork Campground and in the Cedar Creek Area This Week

RUIDOSO, NM – Mar. 23, 2021 — The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest plans to conduct two prescribed burns starting as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, March 24 and continuing through the week as conditions allow. Crews will be burning piles in the Cedar Creek area behind the district office in Ruidoso […]

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Pile Burns Planned Behind Forest Service District Office in Ruidoso Friday

RUIDOSO, NM – Feb. 18, 2021 — The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest will be burning piles tomorrow, Friday, February 19, 2021 and throughout the next weeks on Forest Service land behind the district office near Mechem Dr. and Cedar Creek Dr.  Smoke will be visible in Ruidoso. Please use caution […]

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