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Haze and smoky conditions in southern NM likely due to fires in the Pacific Northwest, Idaho and Montana

Current information about smoke:  Latest smoke info in google earth format Example of product is shown below (screen capture image for 9/7/17): Lincoln National Forest offices have been fielding calls over the past few days regarding smoke/haze in the area.  There are no wildfires on the Lincoln National Forest, and the last day of prescribed […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 06/28/16 6:00 pm Prescribed Fire Update

PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE, June 28, 2016  6:00 pm:  Firefighters successfully treated 5 acres today.  They will temporarily suspend further ignition operations until AFTER the Fourth of July holiday.  Their accomplishment today brings the total number of acres treated to 10.  They will continue to burn piles when burning conditions are favorable and firefighting resources are available.   PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE, […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Game Tank Fire FINAL Update 6/14/16

Lincoln National Forest – Game Tank Fire FINAL Update, 6/14/16, 12:15 P.M. The Game Tank Fire is 100% contained.  Size remains 7 acres.  All firelines are secure.  Some fuels within the interior of the fire continue to burn at a low intensity reducing buildup of crowded vegetation.  A few resources remain on scene to monitor […]

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Lincoln National Forest Successfully Manages 588 Fire

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, NM, Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest successfully utilized the lightning-caused 588 Fire to reduce hazardous fuel accumulations, and improve rangeland and wildlife habitat. This is the first time the Forest has managed a fire in order to achieve resource benefits. When the fire initially started on May 31 on the Smokey […]

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EAGLE FIRE UPDATE 05/30/16 9:00 PM

EAGLE FIRE UPDATE   05/30/16 9:00 PM Jurisdiction:  Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear District Firefighting Resources:  US Forest Service firefighters performed mop up and extinguished the fire today. Approximately 30 personnel were assigned to the Eagle Fire. Size:  estimated size is 2.0 acres Containment:  100% Status Update:  The IC has called the fire controlled at approximately […]

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Eagle Fire, Lincoln NF

New Fire Start – Eagle FIRE UPDATE 05/30/10:30 AM Jurisdiction:  Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear District Date/Time Detected:  5/29/16 3:52 pm Location:  Fire is burning approximately 5 miles NE from Ruidoso, NM Lat/Long:  33 deg, 22 min, 57.35 sec X 105 deg, 37 min, 56.28 min Legal Description:  T11N, R13E, Sec 1 Firefighting Resources:  US […]

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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Returns to HIGH

Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Returns to HIGH      ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM, May 27, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  With the increase in hotter temperatures and drying winds over the past few days, drier fuel moistures have escalated the potential for new fire starts. Based on current weather and fuel conditions and the increase […]

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