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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire 5/26/2017

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 12, 2017    Size: 2112 acres    Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke: Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources: 1 […]

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Gila National Forest – Kerr Fire Update, 5/26/2017 at 9:45 a.m.

Kerr Fire – May 26, 2017 – 9:45 a.m. Location: 17 miles northeast of Reserve, New Mexico Start Date: May 1, 2017 Size: 11,866 acres Contained: 69%  Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Gambel Oak, Pinon/Juniper Resources: Engines: 2, Type 1 Crew: 1, Total personnel: 27 Fire Fighters are working to bring the Kerr Fire to a monitoring […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire, 5/15/2017 @ 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 12, 2017 Size: 330 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Grass Smoke: Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources: 1 engine, 2 […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire, 5/14/2017 at 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 12, 2017 Size: 300 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Grass Smoke: Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources: 2 engines, 2 […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire, 5/13/2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: • Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest • 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 12, 2017 Size: 200 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Grass Smoke: Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources: 2 […]

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Gila National Forest – Kerr Fire, 5/12/2017

Location: 17 miles northeast of Reserve, New Mexico Start Date: May 1, 2017 Size: 2,665 acres Contained: 17% Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Gamble Oak, Pinon/Juniper Resources: Engines: 2, Total personnel: 6 Summary: Observed fire activity on Thursday was minimal, however there remains to be heat along the fire perimeter on the northeast and north […]

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Gila National Forest – Kerr Wildfire at 9:30 a.m. 5/11/2017 – Final

Reserve Ranger District – Kerr Wildfire (Lat:  33.48.9 x Long. -108.28.27) 2665 acres.  17% contained. Located 17 miles northeast of Reserve.  CURRENT UPDATE/NOTICES:  The Kerr fire received snow and rain yesterday. Fire spread and activity have decreased significantly. Due to more accurate mapping the acreage has decreased. Resources will continue monitoring fire behavior. Smoke will still be visible from Apache […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Kelly Wildfire – May 9, 2017

Location: Glenwood NM, approximately 10 Miles NE of Alma on the east side of Hwy 180 and the San Francisco River @ T9S R20W Sec 12 . Start Date: May 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. Size: 2 acres Cause: Lightning caused Vegetation: Pinion, juniper, grass and brush in rocky, steep terrain Resources: 3 firefighters Summary: […]

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Gila National Forest – Kelly Fire – May 7, 2017

Location: Glenwood NM, approximately 10 Miles NE of Alma on the east side of Hwy 180 and the San Francisco River @ T9S R20W Sec 12 . Start Date: May 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. Size: 2 acres Cause: Lightning caused Vegetation: Pinion, juniper, grass and brush in rocky, steep terrain Resources: 5 firefighters Summary: […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Kerr Fire 1000

  Location: Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest John Kerr Peak, 17 miles northeast of Reserve Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 1, 2017                Size:    110 acres        Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, Gamble Oak, Pinon/Juniper Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Apache Creek, Cruzville, Aragon, and Reserve, […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Kerr Fire at 1800

Location: • Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest • John Kerr Peak, 17 miles northeast of Reserve • Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 1, 2017 Size: 60 acres as 1300 hours Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Gamble Oak, Pinon/Juniper Smoke: Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Apache Creek, […]

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Gila National Forest – Kerr Fire

  Kerr Fire Location: Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest John Kerr Peak, 17 miles northeast of Reserve Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 1, 2017                Size:                30 acres Cause:            Lightning                      Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, Gamble Oak, Pinon/Juniper Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Apache Creek, Cruzville, Aragon, […]

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Update on Fort Craig Fire

General Information/Announcements: More accurate mapping resulted in a revised and reduced acreage figure for the fire. Fire activity was minimal yesterday morning. No fire was observed on the extreme west end of the fire, and containment line on the north side west of the power line was secure. Crews patrolled the line around the east […]

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Fort Craig Wildfire Update

The BLM Socorro Field Office responded to a report of a fire on 7/26, taking initial action to suppress the fire which was burning in heavy riparian vegetation on the west side of the Rio Grande. By early morning on July 27 fire activity was minimal, but a thunderstorm at midday pushed the fire to […]

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Red Canyon Fire remains at 14,418 Acres (6/28/2015)

The 14,418 acre Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District had minimal fire spread yesterday.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Aerial ignitions continued yesterday to clean up interior pockets of unburned fuel on the southeast side […]

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Cibola NF&NG Red Canyon Fire Remains at 14,418 Acres (6/27/2015)

Magdalena, NM – The 14,418 acre Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District had minimal fire spread yesterday.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Aerial and hand ignitions occurred two miles south of the Grassy Lookout.  Unburned pockets […]

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