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Lincoln National Forest- Smoke Visible from Capitan, Carrizozo

Smoke from the Dark Canyon Fire is visible from the Carrizozo and Capitan areas. The smoke is from an interior pocket of fuel burning within the fire perimeter. Fire crews are aware of the fire activity and are monitoring the situation.

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Able Fire Update, August 24, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Able Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District  Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 18, 2020 Location: Scott Able Canyon, New Mexico Lat/Long: Example 32°42’56.0″N / 105°43’53.0″W Firefighting Resources: 2 Type 6-Engines and support personnel Fuel Type:  Grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: None Fire Update: Yesterday, firefighters brought ample water to increase […]

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Able Fire Update: August 23, 2020. Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Able Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 18, 2020  Location: Scott Able Canyon, New Mexico Lat/Long: Example 32°42’56.0″N/105°43’53.0″W Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine,1 hand crew and fire support Fuel Type:  Grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: None Fire Update: Conditions on the Able Fire are winding […]

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Able Fire Update, August 22, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Able Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 18, 2020  Location: Scott Able Canyon, New Mexico Lat/Long: Example 32°42’56.0″N/105°43’53.0″W Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine, 1 Hand Crew and Fire Support Fuel Type:  grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: None Fire Update: The Able Fire received periodic moisture […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Final Update, August 21, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 3,070 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM, near Dark Canyon Lat/Long: Example 33°40’0.16 N / 105°37”42.61″W  Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine Values at Risk: None Fire Update: Fire activity on the Dark Canyon Fire is low with the […]

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Able Fire Update, August 21, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Able Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 18, 2020 Location: Scott Able Canyon, New Mexico Lat/Long: Example 32°42’56.0″N 105°43’53.0W” Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine, 1 hand crew and support personnel Total Personnel: 18 Fuel Type:  Grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: None Fire Update: Firefighters took advantage of […]

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Able Fire Update, August 20, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name: Able Fire Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date Detected: August 18, 2020 Location: near Scott Able Canyon Lat/Long: 32°42’56.0″N  105°43’53.0″W Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine, 1 hand crew, support personnel (16 total personnel) Fuel Type: grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: no structures at […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Update-August 19, 2020: Containment Jumps to 45%

Size: 3,030 acres Containment: 45% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM near Dark Canyon Total Personnel: 25 Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Date/Time Detected: 8/4/20 at 4:30 pm Fire Update: A large interior pocket of unburned fuel on the east side of the […]

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Lincoln National Forest: New Fire Start Near Scott Abel Canyon

Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 0.25 acre Cause: Lightning Date Detected: 8/18/20 Location: In the vicinity of Scott Abel Canyon Fuel Type: Mix Conifer Values at Risk: Unknown Fire Update: Firefighters are responding to a 0.25-acre fire in the vicinity of Scott Abel Canyon. Smoke is visible from Timberon, NM. More information will be […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Update: August 17, 2020

Size: 2,527 acres Containment: 10% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM Total Personnel: 45 Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Date/Time Detected: 8/4/20 at 4:30 pm Dark Canyon Fire Maps Fire Update: On Sunday, the Dark Canyon Fire received up to ¼ inch of […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Update August 15, 2020: Firing Operations Planned for Today

Size: 1,509 acres Containment: 10% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM Total Personnel: 120 Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Date/Time Detected: 8/4/20 at 4:30 pm Dark Canyon Fire Maps Fire Update: The Dark Canyon Fire received light precipitation yesterday afternoon moderating fire activity. […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Update August 13, 2020: Fire Grows In Size But Is Still Within Suppression Strategy Area

Size: 1,324 acres Containment: 10% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM Total Personnel: 120 Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Date/Time Detected: 8/4/20 at 4:30 pm Dark Canyon Fire Maps Fire Update: The Dark Canyon Fire remains within the Suppression Strategy Area and is […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Dark Canyon Fire Update August 9, 2020

Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 420 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Values at Risk: Private Land Fire Update: Crews […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Dark Canyon Fire Update August 8, 2020: Crew Conduct Firing Operations

Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 300 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Values at Risk: Private Land Dark Canyon Fire […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Dark Canyon Fire Update August 7, 2020

Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 300 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Values at Risk: Private Land […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Dark Canyon Fire Update August 6, 2020

Incident Name: Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 30 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Values at Risk: […]

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Lincoln National Forest: New Fire Start – Dark Canyon Fire (Smokey Bear Ranger District)

Incident Name: Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 0.25 acre Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Firefighting Resources: 3 engines, 1 patrol unit, plus additional personnel Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa […]

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Lincoln National Forest Final Cherry Fire Update July 23, 2020

Final Update on the Cherry Fire: July 23, 2020 Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls.Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″WSize: 48 acresCause: LightningDate Detected: July 16, 2020 Fire Update: Yesterday and the day prior, the fire received steady precipitation for over an hour, greatly lessening fire activity. […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Cherry Fire Update: July 21, 2020

Cherry Fire Update: July 21, 2020 Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls. Date Detected: July 16, 2020 Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Size: 48 acres Cause: Lightning Fire Resources: 2 Utility vehicles, 2 Engines, 1 bulldozer; approximately 33 total personnel. Containment: 20% Fire Update:  The control […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Cherry Fire Update: July 20, 2020

Cherry Fire Update: July 20, 2020 Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls. Date Detected: July 16, 2020 Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Size: 32 acres Cause: Lightning Fire Resources: 2 Utility vehicles, 3 Engines, 1 bulldozer, 1 water tender; approximately 35 total personnel. Containment: 20% Fire […]

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