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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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UPDATE: Golden Fire – Santa Fe County 10:20 a.m 06/22/17

The Golden Fire off of Highway 14 and State Road 344 is 80% contained. The acreage has been reduced to 5 acres due to better mapping of the fire. Residents returned to their homes Wednesday evening. All roads are open. Today firefighters will continue to look for hot spots and mop up. The fire was […]

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UPDATE: Golden Fire – Santa Fe County 10:00 p.m. 06/21/17

The Golden Fire off of Highway 14 and State Road 344 in Santa Fe County is holding at 15 acres. Area roads are being reopened by law enforcement and residents will soon be able to return home. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Golden Fire – Santa Fe County 5:50 p.m. 06/21/17

The Golden Fire off of HWY 14 and HWY 344 in Santa Fe County is forcing the evacuations of 150 homes in the area of Ranchitos Road in the San Pedro Mountain Area. **The Santa fe County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to report to Edgewood Elementary School*. The fire is approximately 40+ acres. It’s […]

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UPDATE: Encino Fire – Rio Rancho 06/20/17 3:45 p.m.

The Encino Fire on the Westside of Rio Rancho is now 64% contained. The current acreage remains at 1,278. The New Mexico State Forestry Division is patrolling and monitoring this fire. The cause is still under investigation.

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Encino Fire Update – Rio Rancho 06/19/17 11:00 a.m.

Firefighters made good progress on the Encino Fire overnight on the Westside of Rio Rancho. The fire is 60% contained. After more accurate mapping the fire is now estimated at about 1,278 acres. New Mexico State Forestry, Sandoval County FD, Rio Rancho FD, Corrales FD, Albuquerque FD, USFS, BIA  and SPA fire suppression resources were instrumental […]

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UPDATE: Encino Fire – Rio Rancho 6/18/17 @ 19:00

The Encino Fire in Rio Rancho is now estimated at 2,100 acres. The New Mexico State Forestry Division and multiple interagency partners including Sandoval County Fire Dept., Rio Rancho Fire Dept., Corrales Fire Dept., and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department helicopter are working to suppress this fire as quickly as possible from the air and […]

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Red Flag Warning

A Red Flag Warning is in effect today (6/12/17) for Northern and Central New Mexico from 10 AM until 9 PM. The National Weather Service reports strong southwest to west winds, combined with an unstable and very dry air mass will result in widespread critical fire weather conditions today. Poor humidity recoveries tonight will be […]

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Are Potential Wildfire Dangers Lurking Around Your Home?

Wildfire season is nearly upon us but it doesn’t have to be a disaster. While New Mexico State Forestry and its interagency partners are well prepared for the season, the little things you do now can make a big difference. Our friends at PNM have some tips on how simply trimming your trees could help prevent […]

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Burn Ban Lifted for Eastern Colfax County

May 11, 2017 PUBLIC NOTICE FIRE BAN LIFTED             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, that the ban on open burning in the Farley, Miami and District 8 (Raton) Fire Districts in Colfax […]

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Burn Ban Issued for Eastern Colfax County

May 4, 2017 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 and District 8 (Raton) Fire Districts in Colfax County, and establish a ban […]

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Crossroads Fire

The Crossroads fire in Lea County was contained yesterday at approximately 2,075 acres.

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UPDATE: Timberon Fire, 7.16.16., 1:03 PM

The Timberon Fire in Otero County is 40% contained. Containment lines continue to hold and resources are progressing with fire suppression activities. Following a GPS assessment, the acreage burned is reportedly 268 acres, a reduction to the previous reports. There have been 44 dwellings lost. . The present evacuation area has reportedly been reduced to the […]

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UPDATE: Timberon Fire in Otero County, 7.15.16., 12:50 PM

The Pecos Zone Type III Team has assumed command of the Timberon Fire in Otero County.  There are no reported changes to the fire’s size or activity.  Containment lines continue to hold.  The fire is 14% contained. Numerous resources have been or are in the process of being released from the fire today.  Cooler temperatures […]

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UPDATE: Timberon Fire, 7.14.16., 9:00 PM

Below is data about the Timberon Fire provided by the incident’s information team.   TIMBERON FIRE FIRE UPDATE 7/14/2016 9:00 PM Jurisdiction:  New Mexico State Forestry  (the fire is burning on private land) Date/Time Detected:  7/13/2016 Location: Timberon, Otero County, New Mexico– 31 miles SW of Cloudcroft Personnel Assigned:  160. Resources include: engines, bulldozers, hand […]

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UPDATE: Timberon Fire, Otero County, 7.14.16., 5:10 PM

Governor Martinez directed the activation of the New Mexico Emergency Operations Center to help with the ongoing response to the Timberon Fire.  Gov. Martinez also announced the approval for federal funding to assist with the fire’s cost.  The Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover 75 percent of the costs […]

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Timberon Fire, Otero County 7.14.16., 11:15 AM

The Timberon Fire in Otero County began yesterday at approximately 3:30 PM.  The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. As of this morning, an estimated 290 acres of private land have reportedly burned.  Resources, including air tankers, are actively engaged in fire suppression activities. At present, unconfirmed reports state that approximately 15 structures […]

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