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Prescribed Fire Planned for Little Coyote Creek – Angel Fire, NM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2019 Prescribed Fire Planned for Little Coyote Creek Angel Fire, NM – The Forest Stewards Guild (FSG), working closely with the New Mexico State Land Office (SLO), New Mexico State Forestry, Moreno Valley Fire Department, and Angel Fire Fire Department have been preparing the area around Little Coyote Creek for […]

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Triple Nickle Fire – Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Cibola NF – August 20, 2019

Albuquerque Zone Incident Management Type 3 Team Grants, NM; August 20, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Triple Nickle Fire, located in the San Mateo Mountains, on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, is a lightning-caused fire that is being managed for resource benefit.  The fire has grown to an estimated 216 acres with approximately 100 […]

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Triple Nickel Fire Being Managed on Mount Taylor Ranger District

Grants, NM, August 19, 2019 – Recent rains have created very favorable conditions, allowing Fire managers from the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands to manage a lightning-caused fire for resource benefit on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District.  The Triple Nickel Fire is being carefully monitored and managed as it burns naturally in the ecosystem, […]

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Miller Fire – FINAL – Hidalgo County – 07/11/19

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – CARL SCHWOPE – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 5,761 Start Date: June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Total personnel: 227 Location: Peloncillo Mtns N.M. Fuels: Timber, brush, and grass Miller Fire Update July 11, 2019  Southwest Area Incident Management Team (IMT) 4 was ordered by the Coronado National Forest on […]

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Miller Fire Update – Hidalgo County – 07/10/19

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – CARL SCHWOPE – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 5,772 Start Date: June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Total personnel: 297 Location: Peloncillo Mtns N.M. Fuels: Timber, brush, and grass Miller Fire Update July 10, 2019  Fire Activity:  Recent rains have significantly decreased activity within the fire’s perimeter.  Hot spots are […]

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Miller Fire Update – Hidalgo County – 07/09/19

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – CARL SCHWOPE – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 5,772 Start Date: June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Total personnel: 325 Location: Peloncillo Mtns N.M. Fuels: Timber, brush, and grass Miller Fire Update July 9, 2019 Objectives:  Objectives for this lightning-caused fire include firefighter and public safety, protecting values at risk, […]

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Miller Fire Update – Hidalgo County – 07/08/19

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – CARL SCHWOPE – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 5,772 Start Date: June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Total personnel: 322 Location: Peloncillo Mtns N.M. Fuels: Timber, brush, and grass Miller Fire Update July 8, 2019 Fire Activity:  Fire activity has lessened significantly over the fire due to recent rains. Today, […]

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Miller Fire Update – Hidalgo County – 07/07/19

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – CARL SCHWOPE – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 5,772 Start Date: June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Total personnel: 336 Location: Peloncillo Mtns N.M. Fuels: Timber, brush, and grass Miller Fire Update July 7, 2019 Meeting Information: The Miller Fire public meeting was held last night at the Rodeo Community […]

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Miller Fire – Hidalgo County – Public Meeting Tonight – 07/06/19

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – CARL SCHWOPE – INCIDENT COMMANDER Miller Fire Update July 6, 2019 Acres:  5,772 Start Date: June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Total personnel: 247 Location: Peloncillo Mtns N. M. Fuels: Timber, brush, and grass Meeting Information:  Tonight’s community meeting will be held at the Rodeo Community Center at […]

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Arroyo Fire – San Juan County – 07/03/19 – Final

The Arroyo Fire is now 100% contained. The fire is located on private land approximately 5 miles east of Bloomfield in San Juan County. Three residential structures, 30 vehicles, and at least 5 outbuildings were lost. The 7-acre fire was human-caused. This will be the final notification for the Arroyo Fire unless there are significant changes. Start Date & […]

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Arroyo Fire – San Juan County – 07/02/19 5:00 pm.

The Arroyo Fire is now 50% contained. The fire is burning on private land approximately 5 miles east of Bloomfield in San Juan County.  The fire has burned three residential structures, 30 vehicles, and at least 5 outbuildings. According to San Juan County, three families have been displaced. Firefighters will continue to mop up and […]

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Arroyo Fire – San Juan County – 07/02/19

The Arroyo Fire is currently estimated at 7 acres and 20% contained. the fire is burning 5 miles east of Bloomfield, NM off of Highway 64 in San Juan County. Firefighters have stopped the forward progress of the fire and are now working to secure containment lines. Three residential structures, 30 vehicles, and 5 outbuildings have been […]

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Arroyo Fire – San Juan County – 07/01/19

The Arroyo Fire is burning on private land, approximately 5 miles east of Bloomfield in San Juan County.  The fire has burned two mobile homes, multiple outbuildings and vehicles. Additional structures are threatened, but there are no evacuations at this time. The fire is currently estimated at 7 acres and 0% contained. Fuels include Russian olive and salt […]

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Moses Fire – McKinley County – 07/01/19 – FINAL

The Moses Fire, burning on the Marquez Wildlife Area in McKinley County, is now 100% contained. The fire started north of Laguna, NM on Thursday June 27, 2019 and burned approximately 95 acres. The cause is under investigation. This will be the final notification unless there are significant changes. Start Date & Time: June 27, 2019 – 1300 Start […]

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Moses Fire – McKinley County – 06/28/19

The Moses Fire, burning on the Marquez Wildlife Area in McKinley County, is currently estimated at 95 acres and 0% contained. With the assistance of air support, firefighters are making good progress in keeping the fire from spreading into the steep canyons below the Las Carretas mesa that lead to the Laguna Pueblo watershed. Ground crews will continue to […]

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Moses Fire – McKinley County – 06/27/19

The Moses Fire is located north of Laguna, NM in the Marquez Wildlife Area. No structures are threatened at this time. Values at risk include the state-owned Marquez Wildlife Area, Moses Spring and the Agua del Cañoncito in Moses Canyon. The fire is currently estimated at 15 acres and 0% contained. Multiple resources are fighting […]

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Protect Your Health From Wildfire Smoke – A message from the New Mexico State Forestry Division

Santa Fe – Smoke from multiple wildfires burning in Arizona and southern New Mexico is impacting much of the state today (06/21). The 65,000-acre Woodbury Gap Fire, located east of Phoenix in the Superstition Wilderness, is producing a majority of the smoke. New Mexico firefighters are working in the state and in Arizona to keep […]

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Big Spring Fire – Cibola County – 06/20/19 7:25 a.m.

The Big Spring Fire is now 100% contained. The 2-acre fire is burning on private land northeast of Laguna, NM in Cibola County. Today (06/20), firefighters will continue to mop up hot spots and strengthen containment lines. The cause is under investigation. This will be the last notification unless there are significant changes.   Incident Name: […]

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Big Spring Fire – Cibola County – 06/19/19 7:15 p.m.

The Big Spring Fire is burning North of Laguna, NM in Cibola County. The fire is currently estimated at 2 acres. Cabins located approximately 5 miles North of the fire could be threatened. There are no evacuations at this time. Multiple resources from NM State Forestry and partner agencies are assigned to this fire. The cause is […]

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