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Nogal Fire Update: April 15, 10:10 AM

Nogal Fire April 15, 2022 Morning Update A Public meeting will be held on Facebook Saturday Evening at 6:00 PM for the Nogal and McBride Fires Acres: 427 Cause: Downed power lines Containment: 4% Start Date: April 12, 2022 Location/Origin: Nogal Canyon, west of Capitan Fuels: Ponderosa pine, pinon and juniper, grass Structures burned: 6 […]

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McBride Fire Update: April 15, 9:26 AM

McBride Fire – April 15, 2022 Morning Update A Public Meeting will be held on Facebook Saturday evening at 6:00 PM Acres: 6,167 Cause: Under investigation Containment: 0% Start Date: April 12, 2022 Location: Gavilan Canyon within Ruidoso  Fuels: Timber, brush, dry grasses Structures burned: 207 primary structures, multiple outbuildings  Fatalities: 2 Highlights: Yesterday favorable […]

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Nogal Fire Update, April 14, 6 PM

Nogal Fire April 14, 2022 Evening Update Acres: 394 Cause: Downed power lines Containment: 4% Total Personnel: 65 Start Date: April 12, 2022 Location/Origin: Nogal Canyon, west of Capitan Fuels: Ponderosa pine, pinon and juniper, dry grasses Structures burned: 6 primary, 8 outbuildings    Highlights: Favorable weather conditions this morning supported helicopter bucket drops that […]

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Nogal Fire Update, April 14, 12 PM

Nogal Fire April 14, 2022 Daily Update Acres: 345 Cause: Downed power lines Containment: 4% Start Date: April 12, 2022 Location/Origin: Nogal Canyon Fuels: Ponderosa, pinon and juniper, dry grasses Structures Burned: 6 primary, 8 outbuildings    Highlights: Yesterday fire activity decreased significantly on the Nogal Fire. Less severe wind conditions are enabling crews to […]

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McBride Fire Update: April 14, 11:44 AM

McBride Fire Daily Update – April 14, 2022 Acres: 5,736 acres Cause: Under investigation Containment: 0% Start Date: April 12,2022 Location: Gavilan Canyon within the Village of Ruidoso  Fuels: Timber, brush, dry grasses Structures burned: 207 primary structures, multiple  outbuildings  Fatalities: 2            Highlights: Yesterday firefighters continued to focus on structural point protection in the […]

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McBride Fire Update: April 13, 6pm

Location:  Village of Ruidoso Cause: Under investigation Percent containment: 0% Start date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Size: 5,381 acres Vegetation: Grass, brush, Timber Resources: Village, County, State, Federal Fire activity: On Wednesday afternoon the fire jumped Gavilan Canyon Road leading to the evacuation of all of Gavilan Canyon East behind the McDonald’s Restaurant. The McBride […]

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McBride Fire: Additional Evacuations

On Wednesday afternoon the fire jumped Gavilan Canyon Road leading to the evacuation of all of Gavilan Canyon East behind the McDonald’s Restaurant. Evacuations: Mandatory evacuations remain in place in the following areas: Moon Mountain Area: High Loop, Lupin, Starlight etc. Gavilan Canyon: From Highway 70 to Lower Eagle Creek. East of Hull: McBride, Snowcap, […]

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Nogal Canyon Fire Update: April 13, 10am

Firefighters Work to Contain Nogal Canyon Fire Location: Nogal Canyon                  Start date:  April 13, 2022 Cause: Downed Powerlines                   Size:  400 acres Containment: 0%                                      Resources: Lincoln County and US Forest Service Vegetation: Pinon/Juniper/Ponderosa Pine Capitan, NM April 13, 2022, 10:00 am. Yesterday, winds of 45 mph, with gusts from 50-90 mph, were responsible for downed power […]

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McBride Fire Update, April 13, 9 am

Location: Village of Ruidoso Cause: Under Investigation Size: 4,132 Percent Contained: 0% Start date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Resources: Village, County, State, Federal Fire activity:  On Tuesday, April 12 at shortly after noon the McBride fire broke out in the Village of Ruidoso. The origin of the fire was near Warrior Drive and Hull Road. […]

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MCBRIDE FIRE UPDATE, April 12, 2022, 9:00 p.m

The fire remains at 0% containment. 150+ structures and houses have been lost and 4,132 acres have burned. We continue to experience power outages in the area. The following roads remain closed in the Village: – Gavilan Canyon from Meander to Hull Road – Warrior from Hull to Gavilan – Roads East of Hull from […]

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McBride Fire Evacuations

There are immediate evacuations in place for Ruidoso north of Ruidoso High School. This includes Gavilan Canyon Road, Homestead Loop, Eagle Creek, Blue Lake Drive, Mira Monte Rd., East of Fort Stanton Rd. There is an evacuation shelter set up at the Carrizozo Schools. Capitan Fairgrounds is accepting livestock. More information will be posted here […]

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NEW FIRE START: McBride Fire Ruidoso North of High School Under Immediate Evacuations

Incident Name – Mcbride Fire Jurisdiction: State/Private Containment: 0% Size: 1000 acres Evacuations: All of Homestead Loop, Lower Eagle, all of Ruidoso north of the high school. EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY. Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: April 12, 2022, 2:45 Location: Ruidoso, NM Gavilian Canyon Rd. spreading north.  Firefighting Resources: County, Village of Ruidoso and Forest Service firefighting […]

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NEW START: Nogal Canyon Fire-Nogal Canyon Under Evacuations

Incident Name – Nogal Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: State and Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Containment: 0% Size: 20 acres Evacuations: All of Nogal Canyon Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: April 12, 2022, 1:25pm Location: Pennsylvania Canyon, East of the Crest Trailhead Firefighting Resources: County and Forest Service firefighting resources, 2 aircraft. Additional resources have […]

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16 Springs Prescribe Fire on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest Scheduled for Spring 2022

Fire officials on the Sacramento Ranger District in Cloudcroft, NM, plan to implement prescribed fire operations on the 16 Springs Prescribed Fire project beginning in March and carrying into April of 2022. The 16 Springs Prescribed Fire is targeting 564 acres and is located on federal land five miles north of Mayhill, NM.  The project […]

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New Fire Start on the Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest

Incident Name – The Blue Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District          Size: 2 acres Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: March 3, 2022 at 4:30 pm Location: Off Forest Service 120A road northeast of Ruidoso. Firefighting Resources: 2 engines, 1 hotshot crew and county firefighters Evacuations: None Values at Risk: Private land and […]

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Pile Burning Continues on the Lincoln National Forest

Fire managers will continue with the prescribed pile burning in La Luz and Maruche Canyons on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest. See this past post for the details of the burn.

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Prescribe Burn Scheduled on the Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Pile Burning in La Laz and Maruche Canyons ALAMOGORDO, NM – Jan. 19, 2022 —Fire managers on the Lincoln National Forest are planning to prescribe burn piles of slash in La Laz and Maruche Canyons, 2—3 miles north of High Rolls, beginning this week in advance of warmer, drier weather come summer. Approximately 146 acres […]

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Otero County Slash Pit Burn Scheduled on Monday

Cloudcroft, NM – January 7, 2022– The Otero County Slash Pit located northeast of Cloudcroft, NM on Highway 244 is scheduled to be burned on Monday, January 10, 2022. Smoke will be visible from Cloudcroft and along nearby roadways including Hwy 244 and Hwy 82. Please use extra caution when driving in smokey conditions. Guidelines […]

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New Fire Start: Cora Dutton Fire, Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Incident Name – Cora Dutton Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 21 Acres Cause: Human Caused Date/Time Detected: Dec. 30, 2021, 1:50 pm Location: 1/2 mile south of Nogal Lake off of Highway 37. Near Ranchos Camp and Cora Dutton. Firefighting Resources: Forest Service and Lincoln County firefighters are on scene. Fuel Type:  […]

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POSTPONED: Lincoln National Forest, Prescribed Burn Planned in the 16 Springs Area, Sacramento Ranger District

UPDATE: 11/30/2021 – The 16 Springs Prescribed Burn has been postponed. CLOUDCROFT, NM – 11/29/20: The Sacramento Ranger District plans to begin prescribed burning in the 16 Springs area approximately 3 miles north of Mayhill, NM beginning the last week in November and continuing throughout the winter and spring as conditions allow. Smoke from the […]

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