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Lincoln National Forest: Prescribed Burn near Indian Canyon Scheduled Sept 29, 2021

The Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest will conduct a prescribed burn near Indian Canyon in the Grindstone area on September 29, 2021. Smoke will be visible in Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs and will likely drift to the east.   Our firefighters are taking advantage of the heavy monsoonal moisture we were […]

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Lincoln National Forest Prescribed Fire Near Cora Dutton Schedule for Sept 21, 2021

Fire managers on the Lincoln National Forest will conduct a prescribed burn 4 miles southwest of Capitan, NM near Dutton Ranch beginning tomorrow, September 21, 2021. Firefighters will be burning piles of cut vegetation (aka slash piles) resulting from past thinning activities. Prescribed fires reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and create healthier, more resilient […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Outlaw Fire: Final Post

This will be the final post for the Outlaw Fire unless there is a significant change. Fire Update: After more accurate GPS mapping, the Outlaw Fire was determined to be approximately 10 acres in size. Crews were able to construct fireline around the entire perimeter of the fire to reinforce the retardant that was dropped […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Outlaw Fire Evening Update 6/14/2021

Fire Update: The Outlaw Fire is now 30 acres. The fire’s incident commander will release a containment number tomorrow morning once ground crews complete their work this evening. The fire, which was detected this morning, is burning four miles southeast of White Oaks and 10 miles northwest of Capitan. Today, four wildland fire engines, one helicopter, […]

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Lincoln National Forest: New Fire Start NW of Capitan, NM

Firefighters are on the scene of the Outlaw Fire approximately 4 miles southeast of White Oaks, NM and 10 miles northwest of Capitan, NM. The lightning-caused fire was detected during a routine flyover by an airplane known to the firefighting community as an air attack aircraft earlier today. Upon arrival on the ground, firefighters discovered […]

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Marble Fire Final Update

Size: 3.2 acres Containment: 25% Location: North of Marble Canyon, Near Hershberger Peak, Above West Side Rd. Total Personnel: Approximately 35 Incident Start Date: May 22, 2021 Cause: Human-Cause, Under Investigation Resources Responding: 1 Type-1 crew (hotshot crew), two engines, + support personnel. Fire Update: The Marble Fire is showing minimal fire activity this morning. […]

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The Marble Fire-Lincoln National Forest

Size: 5 acres Containment: 0% Incident Start Date: May 22, 2021 Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Values at Risk: None Identified Location: North of Marble Canyon, Near Hershberger Peak, Above West Side Rd. Resources Responding: 1 Type-1 crew (hotshot crew), two engines, + support personnel  Total Personnel: Approximately 35 Fire Update: Fire crews are working to […]

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New Fire Start-Lincoln National Forest, North of Marble Canyon

Fire Name: This fire has not yet been named. Incident Detected:  May 22, 2021 Location: North of Marble Canyon near Hershberger Peak. Above West Side Road. Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Cause:  Unknown Size:  TBD Incident Type: Wildfire Values at Risk: None have been identified at this time. Crews are responding to a wildfire north of Marble Canyon near Hershberger Peak […]

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Harrison Fire Update: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest

Fire Name: The Harrison Fire Incident Detected:  May 17, 2021 Location: Capitan Mountain Wilderness, Kyle Harrison Canyon Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Cause:  Lightning Size:  9 acres Incident Type: Wildfire Values at Risk: None The Harrison Fire, which started on May 17, 2021, is now 9-acres. The fire is burning in the Capitan Wilderness Area approximately 5 miles to Highway […]

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New Fire Start – Monjeau Fire, Lincoln National Forest

Fire Update: Lincoln County resources and Forest Service firefighters responded to reports of smoke near Laguna Rd in the Sierra Vista area west of Highway 48 around 8:15 pm. Upon arrival crews discovered a 2-acres fire burning in timber, grass and brush.  The cause is currently unknown and under investigation. Crews were able to stop […]

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New Fire Start-Harrison Fire-Lincoln National Forest, Capitan Mt. Wilderness

A 1-acre fire has been detected in the Capitan Mountains in the wilderness area up in Kyle Harrison Canyon. Firefighters are responding to the fire. The fire is located in the 2004 Peppin Fire scar. Smoke can be seen from the north side of the mountain. Fire Name: The Harrison Fire Incident Detected:  May 17, […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 13, 2021

Updates will now be released every other day unless there is a significant change to report. Acres: 7,040 acres Containment: 50% Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer. Start Date: April 26, 2021 Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire spread towards Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area. Ruidoso, New Mexico, May […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 11, 2021

Updates will now be released every other day unless there is a significant change.  Acres: 7,040 acres  Containment: 50%  Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer.  Start Date: April 26, 2021  Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation  Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire spread towards Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area.  Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 11, 2021  – On Sunday, May […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Mile Marker 4 Fire Stopped

Local Fire Departments and Forest Service firefighters stopped forward progress on two small 1/2-acre fires along Highway 82 below the Tunnel this afternoon at Mile Marker 4. Your vehicle can start a fire. Make sure your trailer chains aren’t dragging on the ground and don’t park on tall grasses. Visit https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prevent-wildfire/vehicle-use/ for more information.

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 6, 2021

Updates will now be released every other day unless there is a significant change. Acres: 7,033 acres Containment: 33% Resources: 132 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer. Start Date: April 26, 2021: 8:00 am Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire spread towards Ski Apache and the […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 4, 2021

Acres: 7,020 acres Containment: 23% Resources: 284 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer. Start Date: April 26, 2021: 8:00 am Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area. Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 4, 2021 – Moderate winds […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 3, 2021

Acres: 7,119 Percent Containment: 23% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 317 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, March 3, 2021 – Strong wind gusts yesterday tested the fire lines constructed by fire crews over the past several days. […]

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Three Rivers Fire – Weather & Fire Behavior

Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 2, 2021 – Dan Pearson, Three Rivers Fire Behavior Analyst, is responsible forcollecting weather data, predicting fire growth, and developing strategic and tactical fire behaviorinformation. He looks at the interaction of topography, fuels, and weather to determine what the fire’s effectswill be. All this critical information is used by incident managers […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 2, 2021

Acres: 7,119 Percent Containment: 19% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 337 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, March 2, 2021 – A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for today. This means warm […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 1, 2021

Acres: 6,951 Percent Containment: 13% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 361 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, May1, 2021 – Firefighters continue to make progress in their work to contain the Three Rivers Fire that has been active […]

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