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East Mountain Fire Update 6/3/2020- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

Incident Name: East Mountain Fire  Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 3 acres Cause: Lightning      Date Detected: June 2, 2020 Location: Capitan Mountain Wilderness Area on the south side of the mountain Fuel Type:  Pinyon-Juniper and dead and down trees remaining from the Pepin Fire in 2004. Values at Risk: Private Land […]

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East Mountain Fire- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

This is an update to the post made earlier this evening about the new fire start on the Smokey Bear Ranger District. In order to get information out to the public as quickly as possible, the fire had not been named yet at the time of the post. We now have an official name of […]

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New Start- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

Jurisdiction: US Forest Service, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: Approximately 2 acres Cause: Lightning      Date Detected: June 2, 2020 Location: Capitan Mountain Wilderness Area on the south side of the mountain. Fuel Type:  Burning in dead and down trees remaining from the Pepin Fire in 2004. Values at Risk: No values at risk have been […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Bailey Fire Update-5/16/2020

Incident Name: Bailey Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 0.75 Cause: Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: 5:20 pm on May 15, 2020 Location: Bailey Canyon Lat/Long: 32°58’28.13″N, 105°45’38.89″W Firefighting Resources: 3 engines, 1 hotshot crew Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine and slash Containment: 90% Fire Update for 5/16/2020:  This will be the last update for […]

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Lincoln National Forest -New Fire Start- Bailey Fire Update

Incident Name: Bailey Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest Size: 0.75 Cause: Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: 5:20 pm on May 15, 20202 Location: Bailey Canyon: Lat/Long: 32°58’28.13″N, 105°45’38.89″W Firefighting Resources: 4 engines, 1 air tanker, 1 hotshot crew Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine and slash Values at Risk: Powerlines Fire Update: Forest Service fire personnel resources quickly responded […]

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Lincoln National Forest-5/1/2020 The Sitting Bull Fire

Carlsbad, NM- 5/1/2020– The Sitting Bull Fire on the Guadalupe Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest was first reported at 5 pm on May 1, 2020. County, Forest Service, and BLM resources quickly responded to the fire.  The grass fire is 1/10 of an acre and is located about 1.5 miles from the popular […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Ignition of the Slash Pit Scheduled for Sunday Mar. 1

Fire officials on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest plan to ignite the slash pit near Cloudcroft, NM off Highway 244 on Sunday, March 1 if conditions permit. Smoke may be visible from Cloudcroft and surrounding communities. For information on the slash pit visit http://www.highcountryposts.com/slash-pit/ .  

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Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District- 16 Springs Prescribed Burn

Cloudcroft, NM – 2/4/2020-Fire officials on the Sacramento Ranger District in Cloudcroft, NM, are prescribed burning today in the 16 Springs area near Mayhill, NM. Smoke may be visible from Mayhill and along Hwy 82.  Smoke may linger at night and early morning and maybe seen for several days following ignition. Prescribed fire Removes dead […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Smokey Bear Ranger District: Perk Prescribed Burn 1/16/20

Update: 1/16/20: Crews will be burning again today. See the initial post below for complete information.   Initial Post: 1/15/20-Fire managers on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest are conducting the Perk Prescribed Burn today. Smoke may be visible from Ruidoso, Alto, Bonito, Ruidoso Downs, Hwy 48, Hwy 37, Hwy 70 […]

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Lincoln National Forest-1/8/20-Prescribed Burn on Smokey Bear District

Fire managers on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest are conducting the Perk Prescribed Burn today. The prescribed burn is located near the Cedar Creek Trail system (aka Trail 92) which is 3-4 miles from Ruidoso. Smoke may be visible from Ruidoso, Alto, Bonito, Ruidoso Downs, Hwy 48, Hwy 37, Hwy […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Smokey Bear District Prescribe Burning Today in the Gavilan Area

The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest will burn piles using prescribed fire in the Gavilan area beginning, today, December 10, 2019 through the winter, as conditions allow. Smoke will be visible from Ruidoso and surrounding communities. Treatments in the wildland urban interface have been ongoing since 2000. These have mostly consisted […]

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Lincoln National Forest -Sacramento Ranger District- Final Middle Fire Update: Sept 9, 2019

Incident Name – Middle Fire Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 785 Acres Cause: Lightning Date Detected: August 31, 2019 (Date Located: Sept 3, 2019) Location: 8 miles southeast of Weed, NM between the towns of Weed and Duncan. Lat/Long: Example: 32°46’12.25″N 105°21’41.41W Legal Description: T18S, R15E, SESW Sec 1 Firefighting Resources: 1 engine and […]

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Lincoln National Forest -Sacramento Ranger District- Middle Fire Update: Sept 5, 2019

Incident Name – Middle Fire Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 20 Acres Cause: Lightning Date Detected: August 31, 2019 Location: 8 miles southeast of Weed, NM between the towns of Weed and Duncan. Lat/Long: Example: 32°46’12.25″N 105°21’41.41W Legal Description: T18S, R15E, SESW Sec 1 Firefighting Resources: 4 engine crews Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine, Grass […]

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Lincoln National Forest -Sacramento Ranger District- New Fire Start: Middle Fire

Incident Name – Middle Fire Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: .10 Cause: Lightning Date Detected: August 31, 2019 Location: 8 miles southeast of Weed, NM between the towns of Weed and Duncan. Lat/Long: Example: 32°46’12.25″N 105°21’41.41W Legal Description: T18S, R15E, SESW Sec 1 Firefighting Resources: 4 engine crews Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine, Grass understory […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/23/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  9214 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Fire Update 8/23/2019: Smoke was visible the past two days on the Rawhide Fire as it […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District- Two New Fires Contained Yesterday

Two fires were located yesterday on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest. Crews responded to the Rodeo and Robinhood Fire, which were both started by lightning. Each fire was 0.2 of an acre. The Rodeo Fire was 100% contained at 4:18 pm on August 20, 2019. The Robinhood Fire was 100% […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/19/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  8,004 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Fire Update 8/19/2019: The Rawhide Fire was active over the weekend as crews conducted aerial and […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/16/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  2,305 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Firefighting Resources: 2 Engines, 1 Wildland Fire module. Total Personnel: 38 Fire Update 8/16/2019: Fire activity […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/13/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  800 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Firefighting Resources: 2 Engines, 1 Wildland Fire module. 30 total personnel. Fire Update 8/13/2019: Fire behavior […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/12/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  250 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Firefighting Resources: 2 Engines, 20 total personnel. Fire Update 8/12/2019: The lightning-caused Rawhide Fire on the […]

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