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Mora County Issues Fire Restrictions – 01/20/18

The County of Mora, NM is imposing fire restrictions county wide effective immediately. The restrictions, put in place by the Mora County Commission, are due to lack of moisture and heavy fuel loads in most areas of the county. Please see the attached press release for more information. Fire Restrictions for Mora County Jan 2018 Wendy […]

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UPDATE – Dark Fire Near Cloudcroft Contained, NM – 01/22/18 – 10:25 a.m.

The Dark Fire 6 miles south of Cloudcroft, NM is now 100% contained. The approximately 7 acre fire started just before 11:30 Friday (01/19) morning on private land near Dark Canyon and Highway 130. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Wendy Mason Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator NM State Forestry Division    

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Village of Angel Fire Issues Burn Ban – 01/10/2018

Village of Angel Fire Burn Ban Beginning January 10, 2018 at 7 A.M., outside fires and open burning will be prohibited. This prohibition is due to the lack of precipitation, high winds, and the continued drying out of fuels throughout the Village of Angel Fire. (Although low temperatures and reasonable humidity minimize the risk of […]

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Colfax County Fire Marshal’s Office Issues Burn Ban – 01/04/18

PUBLIC NOTICE FIRE BAN Upon consultation with the Fire Chiefs of Colfax County, and under the authority of Colfax County Ordinance Number 2006-1, the Colfax County Fire Marshal hereby declares effective immediately, a “Dry Season” in the Farley, Miami, French Tract, Vermejo Park and District 8 (Raton) Fire Districts in Colfax County, and establish a […]

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Prescribed Burn to Reduce Wildfire Risk at Hyde Memorial State Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe, NM – A prescribed fire at Hyde Memorial State Park will begin Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Smoke will be visible in the area. The mitigation effort northeast of Santa Fe, is a collaboration between the New Mexico State Forestry Division, the New Mexico State Parks Division, the U.S. Forest Service […]

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Labor Day Fire – Socorro County – 9/2/17, 7:30 p.m.

SANTA FE, NM – The Labor Day Fire near Bernardo, NM in Socorro County is 90% contained. The 57.5 acre fire is burning in the bosque Northeast of the Bernardo Wildlife Area. No structures are threatened. Firefighters will continue to mop up and monitor for hot spots. Highway 60 is open.

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Labor Day Fire – Socorro County – 11:30 a.m, 09/02/17

SANTA FE, NM – The Labor Day Fire near Bernardo, NM in Socorro County is now 50% contained. The fire is burning Northeast of the Bernardo Wildlife Area and estimated at 57.5 acres after GPS mapping. No structures are threatened and highway 60 is open. Photo courtesy: Bernalillo Sheriff’s Office Metro 2

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Labor Day Fire – Socorro County – 8:45 p.m., 09/01/17

SANTA FE, NM – The Labor Day Fire near Bernardo, NM in Socorro County is estimated at 50 acres and 30% contained. Highway 60 has reopened to traffic at reduced speed because of fire equipment. The New Mexico Boys Ranch and other structures near the fire are no longer threatened. Multiple agencies are working this […]

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Labor Day Fire – Socorro County – 4:30 p.m, 09/01/17

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Forestry Division has a report of a new fire start near Bernardo, NM, in Socorro County.  The “Labor Day Fire” is estimated at 25-30 acres Northeast of the Bernardo Wildlife Area and burning on both sides of Highway 60 on private land in the bosque.  It is threatening […]

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Crockett Fire – Eddy County – 7/18/17 11:30 a.m.

The Crockett Fire burning near Hope, New Mexico in Eddy County is now 100% contained. Lightning started the fire Monday (7/17) afternoon burning approximately 7 acres. No structures are threatened. The fire is burning in grass and Piñon-juniper. Crews will continue to mop up and monitor the fire. Jurisdiction: NM State Forestry, Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe […]

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Collette Fire – Santa Fe County – 7/12/17 Final Update

The Collette Fire in the Edgewood area of Santa Fe County is now 100% contained. Wetting rains helped firefighters secure the 8-acre fire this afternoon (7/12). Crews will continue to monitor the fire area. Lightning sparked the Collette Fire on July 10. #NMFire #NMwx

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Collette Fire Update – Santa Fe County – 07/11/17 11:30 a.m.

The Collette Fire burning in the Edgewood area of Santa Fe County is now 20% contained. The fire is estimated at 12 acres and no homes are threatened. The interior of the fire is still active and smoke is visible from the surrounding area. The fire has burned into an area previously treated/thinned by the […]

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Collette Fire – Santa Fe County – 7/10/17 8:20 p.m.

The Collette Fire burning in the Edgewood area of Santa Fe County is now estimated at 8 to 16 acres. The fire activity is decreasing and no homes are threatened at this time. The fire is burning into an area previously treated/thinned by the New Mexico State Forestry Division creating fuel break. Lightning is suspected […]

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Collette Fire – Santa Fe County – 7/10 3:45 p.m

The Collette Fire burning off of I-40 near Founders Ranch in the Edgewood area is estimated a 5 acres. About 30 structures are threatened, but there are no evacuations at this time. Helicopters are attacking the fire from the air while crews from multiple agencies, including the New mexico State Forestry Division, fight the flames […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Sandia Ranger District – North Crest Fire

Final Release  Albuquerque, NM July 9: The North Crest Fire is in its final stages of mop up and will be monitored and patrolled until a 100% containment/control is determined. Minimal fire activity was reported yesterday and during the night. With today’s cooperating weather, conditions are expected to remain the same. Fire crews will continue […]

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North Crest Fire – Cibola National Forest – 7/7/17 11:00 a.m

Albuquerque, NM, July 7, 2017 – Crews worked until late yesterday evening constructing containment lines on the north and south edges of the North Crest Fire.  They also removed numerous dead standing trees, also known as snags that were posing a threat to firefighters.  Fire behavior moderated somewhat yesterday afternoon.  More accurate mapping last night […]

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North Crest Fire – Cibola National Forest – 7/6/17 8:00 p.m

Albuquerque, NM, July 6, 2017 – Crews made good progress today constructing fire line and using natural barriers to begin containing the North Crest Fire.  The fire is burning in heavy mixed conifer fuels approximately ¾ mile north of the communication towers on the Sandia Crest.  A full suppression strategy is being used, but heavy […]

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North Crest Fire – Cibola National Forest – 7/9/17 5:15 p.m

Albuquerque, NM, July 6, 2017 – Crews are still arriving on scene at the North Crest Fire and a full suppression strategy is being used.  The Crest Highway is closed at the 10K Recreation Site and only emergency vehicles are allowed to travel beyond that point to Sandia Crest.  All of the trailheads and backcountry […]

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North Crest Fire – Bernalillo County – 7/6 2:00 p.m.

The North Crest Fire at the top of the Sandia Mountain range is estimated at 15 to 20 acres. The fire is burning in steep terrain on The Sandia Ranger District in the Cibola National Forest. There are communication towers to the South of the fire, but no structures are threatened at this time. Ground […]

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Sandoval County – Cuba Fire – 07/04/17

Fireworks are suspected in a wildfire that has burned at least 2 homes in Cuba, NM. The fire is 2 miles East of Highway 126 and estimated at 6 acres. The spread of fire has been stopped. No other homes are threatened. While firefighters battle the flames from the ground a USFS helicopter is dropping […]

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