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Three Rivers Fire – April 28, 2021 Evening Update

Acres: 12,000 Percent Containment: 5% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Structures burned: 0 Number of Resources: 168 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. Cooler Weather Slows Three Rivers Fire Growth Southwest Type 1 Team 2, […]

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Three Rivers Fire Evening Update: April 27, 2021

Fire Size: 12,000 acres Containment: 5% Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Resources: 8 Engines, 6 Type-1 Crews, 1 Type-2 Crew, 2 Helicopters, 1 Bulldozer, 1 Water Tender. Additional resources have been ordered and will be arriving tomorrow. Total Personnel: 210 Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, Monday, April 26, 2021 Location: The fire started half a mile north […]

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April 27, 2021: Three Rivers Fire Morning Update: Fire Receives Snow and Rain

Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District Fire Size: 6100 acres Containment: 0% Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Resources: 9 Engines, 1 Type-1 Hotshot Crew, 1 Large Air Tanker, 2 Air Attack, 1 Helicopter. Multiple additional resources have been ordered and will be arriving as soon as possible. Date/Time Detected: 8:46am, Monday, April 26, 2021 Location: The fire […]

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Three Rivers Fire Evening Update: April 26, 2021

Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District Fire Size: 4000 acres Containment: 0% Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Resources: 9 Engines, 1 Type-1 Hotshot Crew, 1 Large Air Tanker, 2 Air Attack, 1 Helicopter. Multiple additional resources have been ordered and will be arriving as soon as possible. Date/Time Detected: Morning of Monday, April 26, 2021 Location: The […]

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Lincoln National Forest: New Fire Start Above Three Rivers Campground

Fire Name: Three Rivers Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District Fire Size: 30 acres Containment: 0% Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Resources: 2 Engines, 1 Type-1 Hotshot Crew, Air Attack. Multiple additional resources have been ordered and will be arriving as soon as possible. Date/Time Detected: Morning of Monday, April 26, 2021 Location: The fire is […]

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Lincoln National Forest in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

ALAMOGORDO, NM – April 16, 2021 – The Lincoln National Forest implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective Friday, April 16, 2021, due to high fire danger and ongoing drought conditions.  The increased fire danger is due to insufficient moisture and dry fuel conditions across the forest. “Fire officials use several criteria to determine when to […]

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Lincoln National Forest to Proceed with Prescribed Burn North of Mayhill Next Week

CLOUDCROFT, NM – Apr. 15, 2021 – Crews plan to continue with the ongoing 16 Springs Prescribed Burn on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest starting as early as Tuesday, April 20, 2021, if conditions allow. The 16 Springs Prescribed Burn consists of four areas from Mayhill to Silver Springs. Firefighters will […]

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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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