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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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Tiffany Fire – Socorro County – 6/30 10:00 a.m.

The Tiffany Fire South of Socorro remains 40% contained this morning and estimated at 7,000 acres. Fire crews may initiate some burnout operations today to strengthen control lines, which will create more smoke. No structures are threatened. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 90’s and may hit 100 degrees later today. Wind gusts […]

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Tiffany Fire -Socorro County – 6/29 7:15 p.m.

The Tiffany Fire is 40% contained and estimated at 7,000 acres. The fire has burned into the Bosque del Apache and is threatening at least one railroad bridge.  No other structures are at risk at this time. Temperatures remain in the upper 90’s with relative humidity at 7%. The salt cedar will continue to create […]

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Tiffany Fire -Socorro County – 6/29 8:45 a.m.

The Tiffany Fire near San Marcial in Socorro County is now 40% contained. It’s estimated at 5,000 acres. Lightning started this fire on private land June 26. The Tiffany fire continues to burn through salt cedar which will produce thick, black smoke for several days.

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Socorro County – Tiffany Fire June 28, 2017 12:30 p.m.

The Tiffany Fire near San Marcial in Socorro County is estimated at 1,563 acres. The fire is 37% contained. The fire continues to burn through salt cedar which will continue to produce black smoke. The Tiffany Fire was sparked by lightning on private land at about 6:30 p.m June 26.

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Socorro County – Tiffany Fire June 27, 2017 2:15 p.m.

The Tiffany Fire near San Marcial in Socorro County is estimated at 1,233 acres. The fuels are grass, brush and salt cedar, which tends to put out a lot of black smoke. The Tiffany Fire was sparked by lightning on private land around 6:30 p.m Monday (6/26). A helicopter and numerous personnel on the ground […]

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