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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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Lincoln National Forest: Prescribed Burns Scheduled Near Ruidoso Tomorrow

RUIDOSO, NM – Feb. 16, 2021 — The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest is planning to take advantage of the recent snow to conduct prescribed burns in the Grindstone Project Area southwest of Ruidoso and in South Fork Campground starting as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17. Crews will begin by […]

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Lincoln National Forest Plans Prescribe Burn in 16 Springs Area, Feb 11, 2021

CLOUDCROFT, NM – Feb. 10, 2021 – Firefighters plan to proceed with the previously announced 16 Springs Prescribed Burn on the Lincoln National Forest on Feb 11, 2021. The 210-acre 16 Springs burn located 6.5 miles north of Mayhill is designed to remove woody debris from previously thinned areas and reduce the risk of high-severity […]

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Spring Fire Contained: Final Update

This will be the final update for the Spring Fire unless there is a significant change. Jurisdiction: State/Private and Lincoln National ForestSize: 17 acresCause: Human Caused: Structure Fire spread to National Forest lands.Date/Time Detected: 8:30 pm Feb. 5, 2021Location: Near Hay Canyon Rd and Agua Chiquita Rd (near Sacramento, NM)Firefighting Resources: 2 Type-6 engines, numerous volunteer […]

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Spring Fire Update: 2/6/21, 9:15 am

Jurisdiction: State/Private and Lincoln National Forest Size: 17 acres Cause: Human Caused, Structure Fire Date/Time Detected: 8:30pm Feb. 5, 2021 Location: Near Hay Canyon Rd and Agua Chiquita Rd (near Sacramento, NM) Firefighting Resources: 2 Type-6 engines, numerous volunteer fire departments, miscellaneous personnel. Additional resource including personnel, a bulldozer and water tenders have been ordered and […]

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New Start-Lincoln National Forest-Spring Fire near Sacramento, NM.

The Spring Fire Jurisdiction: Private Land and Lincoln National Forest Size: 5 acres Cause: Human Caused Date/Time Detected: 8:30 pm Feb. 5, 2021 Location: Spring Canyon, near Sacramento Firefighting Resources: 2 Type-6 engines, numerous volunteer fire departments, miscellaneous personnel. Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine, grasses Values at Risk: Structures near Sacramento Fire Update: The Spring Fire began as […]

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Otero County Slash Pit Burn Scheduled Today

The Otero County slash pit will be burned today, Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The Slash Pit is located off Highway 244 northeast of Cloudcroft, NM. Smoke will be visible from Cloudcroft and along Highway 82 and Highway 244. Please use extra caution while driving in smoky conditions. The Slash Pit is co-operated by Otero County […]

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Otero County Slash Pit Burn Scheduled Next Week

The Otero County Slash Pit located northeast of Cloudcroft, NM on Highway 244 is scheduled to be burned next week on Tuesday, January 20 or Wednesday, January 21, depending on conditions. Smoke will be visible from Cloudcroft and along nearby roadways. Please use extra caution when driving in smoky conditions. The Slash Pit is managed […]

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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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