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Lincoln National Forest-Lewis Prescribed Burn Continues This Week

Fire managers on the Lincoln National Forest plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, winds and weather forecasts, to continue with ignitions on the Lewis Prescribed Burn on the Sacramento Ranger District. Today, crews are hoping to claim a 260-acre area by Bluewater Ranch off Rd 160 and 160a. Smoke will […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Lewis Prescribed Burn 4/12/2019

The Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District will continue with ignition on the Lewis Prescribed fire today. The prescribed burn is located near the towns of Weed and Sacramento, NM. Smoke may impact various roads in the area and may be visible from the communities of Weed, Mayhill, Sacramento and Cloudcroft NM. The public is […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Lewis Prescribed Burn Update April 4-7

The Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District will continue with ignition on the Lewis Prescribed fire as conditions allow April 4-7, 2019. The prescribed burn is located near the towns of Weed and Sacramento, NM. Smoke may impact various roads in the area and may be visible from the communities of Weed, Mayhill, Sacramento and […]

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LNF -Sacramento RD- Rx Burn

Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District will be conducting a prescribed burn near Sacramento today. Fire managers will monitor conditions closely to ensure they fall within the ranges identified in the burn plan. The purpose of this project is to reduce hazardous fuels to increase health, vigor, and competitive ability of […]

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Lincoln National Forest Sacramento Ranger District to Burn Piles Feb. 19-20

Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger will burn slash piles near Alamo Peak today and tomorrow, weather permitting. Fire managers will monitor conditions closely to ensure they fall within the ranges identified in the burn plan. Crews hope to consume 12 hand piles of mixed conifer located along Alamo Peak Road between […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Start – 1/21/2019, 16:25: Homestead Fire

Lincoln National Forest – New Start – Homestead Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Date/Time Detected: 1/21/2019, 2:35pm Location: Near FS Road 120A. NE of Ruidoso, NM Firefighting Resources: Local, County and Forest Service resources are responding to the fire. Size: 15-20 Acres Cause: Unknown Initial Status: The Homestead Fire was reported around 2:35 […]

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Pile Burning Planned for Sacramento Ranger District

The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest will be burning a combination of hand and slash piles in November and December when conditions and weather are favorable. The piles are located along the Alamo Peak road, and in Dry Burnt and Long Canyons near the Sixteen Springs community. The combination of pile burn […]

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Ignitions Occurring on Lewis Prescribed Fire, Lincoln NF

Fire officials on the Sacramento Ranger District have started conducting the Lewis Prescribed Fire this week and will continue possibly into April 2019.  The project area is 4,800 acres and is located 1-4 miles south of Weed, NM within the Seep, Perk, Bluewater, and Buck Canyons. Exact ignition dates will depend upon weather and fuel moisture conditions. Fire […]

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Prescribed fire on Smokey Bear Ranger District today, Oct. 1

Firefighters will be burning slash piles on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest today, October 1st in South Fork Campground near Bonito Lake. The piles consist of hazardous trees that were cut down after the 2012 Little Bear fire. The campground is tentatively set to open Memorial Day 2019.

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Prescribed Fire on Smokey Bear Ranger District Today, Sept. 25

Firefighters will be burning 8 acres of slash piles on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest today, September 25. The burn unit is located between Grindstone Lake and Lake Mescalero. Smoke may be visible from Ruidoso and Mescalero. The purpose of the prescribed burn is to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning and […]

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Pile Burning Continues on Lincoln National Forest

The Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest plans to burn slash piles near the community of White Oaks August 9-11 depending on the weather.  They may burn up to 240 acres of dozer piled pinon/juniper trees located along Jicarilla Road/Forest Road 72, 1-3 miles east of White Oaks.  The purpose of this […]

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Lincoln NF – Pepper Springs Fire Final Update July 20

The Pepper Springs fire on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest is now 100% contained and has burned 78 acres. The fire has received continuous monsoonal rain to where no smoke has been seen in the fire area for many days. Fire personnel will continue to monitor the fire. The fire was […]

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Lincoln NF – Pepper Springs Fire 20 Percent Contained

Alamogordo, New Mexico (July 12, 2018) – The Pepper Springs fire on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest is now 20% contained. Despite significant rainfall over the fire the past several days, firefighters were able to conduct burnout operations along Forest Road 437. This reinforced line on the northern boundary of the […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned for Lincoln NF – Smokey Bear Ranger District

Fire managers on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather to conduct pile burning as early as July 16 until the end of September. The purpose of these projects is to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning […]

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Pile Burning July 10th on Lincoln NF, Sacramento RD

Firefighters were burning slash piles today on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest near Carissa Lookout and Board Canyon.  Approximately 86 acres were accomplished.  Pile burning may continue on the district throughout the week if weather is favorable. This prescribed fire is part of a project to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning and fuelwood […]

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Lincoln National Forest Lifts Fire Restrictions Effective July 11

Due to increased and widespread precipitation across the Lincoln National Forest, fire restrictions will be lifted forest wide at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 11. The monsoonal moisture has also reduced the fire danger level to moderate. Over the past two weeks, all three districts have received varying amounts of rainfall up to 1.65 inches. The […]

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Pile Burns Planned for Lincoln NF – Sacramento Ranger District

The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest will burn a combination of hand and slash piles possibly starting as soon as Monday, July 9, 2018, and will continue throughout the month as conditions and weather are favorable. Fire managers are hoping to burn now before reoccurring monsoonal moisture sets in and makes the […]

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Lincoln NF, Turkey Fire, Final Update July 5

The lightning-caused Turkey Fire is now 100% contained. Firefighters quickly hiked to the fire in the White Mountain Wilderness and immediately started suppressing it when it was reported on July 2nd. By July 3rd one hotshot crew and one engine crew were able to complete fireline around the perimeter of the fire. The fire burned […]

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Lincoln NF, Turkey Fire Update July 3

Due to the quick response by firefighters, the lightning-caused Turkey Fire is 90% contained. On Monday afternoon one hotshot crew and one engine crew hiked to the fire in the White Mountain Wilderness and starting building direct line to suppress the fire. Throughout the night, all lines held. Today, the fire is smoldering and creeping […]

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Lincoln National Forest, New Wildfire-Turkey Fire

The Turkey Fire was reported at 2:41 p.m. July 2nd  on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest. It is located high in the Turkey Canyon drainage between Turkey Canyon and Argentina Canyon in the White Mountain Wilderness. No communities are threatened. One interagency hotshot crew and one engine were immediately dispatched to […]

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