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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week – April 7-13, 2019

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, April 7-13, 2019. This year’s theme is “Prevention today for protection tomorrow.” The focus of the week is to promote actions that prevent human-caused wildfire and reduce the risk of wildfire […]

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FINAL- Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/11/19 – 4:30 p.m.

The Ironworks Fire in Los Chavez, NM, Valencia County, is now 75% contained. Full containment is expected by Wednesday (03/13) afternoon. Firefighters will continue to monitor and mop up hot spots and reinforce containment lines.​ Light rain fell on fire area today with more forecast over the next 48 hours. The Ironworks fire has burned approximately 139 acres. This will be the final update unless there are significant […]

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UPDATE: Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/10/19 – 11:40 a.m.

The Ironworks Fire in Los Chavez, NM is currently 25% contained with 50% containment expected by the end of today (03/10). Wind and rain may impact the fire area starting tonight and potentially over the next two days. Fire behavior is minimal and full containment is expected by mid-week. Approximately 55 firefighters remain on the […]

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UPDATE: Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/09/19 – 1:20 p.m.

The Ironworks Fire in Los Chavez, NM is now estimated at 139 acres. The Valencia County Fire Department reports that evacuations have been lifted and Highway 47 is open. Firefighters are continuing to mop up hot spots and reinforce containment lines.  Resources will be released as fire behavior moderates. Full containment is not expected until at […]

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UPDATE: Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/08/19 – 5:45 p.m.

The Ironworks Fire in Los Chavez, NM, Valencia County remains estimated between 75-150 acres and 0% contained. Firefighters are mopping up hotspots, mitigating hazard trees and looking for areas of potential spread. Resources will work on containment throughout the night. Highway 47 will stay closed in the Tome/Rio Communities area until further notice. Approximately 120 structures […]

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Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/08/19 – 9:45 a.m.

The Ironworks Fire located in Los Chavez, NM, Valencia County, is currently estimated at 75-150 acres. Highway 47 remains closed in the Tome/Rio Communities area. Approximately 120 structures are threatened, and evacuations are in place. The fire started March 7, 2019 on the west side of the Rio Grande on private land. High winds then […]

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UPDATE/FINAL: Homestead Fire – Lincoln County, NM – 01/22/19 – 2:00 p.m.

Homestead Fire Ownership(s): Private and US Forest Service, Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Start Date/Time Detected: 01/21/19, 2:35pm Location: Homestead Acres, NE of Ruidoso, NM Firefighting Resources: Local, County and Forest Service resources are responding to the fire. Size Estimate: 43 Acres % Contained: 100% Cause: Unknown Status: The Homestead Fire was reported around 2:35 p.m. Monday […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Little Tesuque Creek in Santa Fe County, 11/28/18 – 12/07/18

A prescribed burn (wood piles) is planned for the Little Tesuque Creek area just north of downtown Santa Fe off State Road 475/Hyde Park Road this week.  The burn is scheduled to begin Wednesday November 28.  Smoke may be visible from the surrounding area.  Additional information may be found in the attached press release from […]

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New Mexico State Forestry Division Lifts Fire Restrictions on State Lands

SANTA FE, NM – The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Forestry Division has lifted smoking, firework, campfire, and open fire restrictions for all state lands effective Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 12:01 p.m. “We continue to encourage New Mexican’s and visitors to our state to be vigilant and use caution with any use of […]

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FINAL UPDATE: Morris Creek Fire – 07/16/18

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL UPDATE FOR THE MORRIS CREEK FIRE Location: 18 miles west of Springer, New Mexico, in Colfax County Start Date: June 29, 2018   Cause: Lightning Size: Approximately 1,671 Acres Percent Contained: 80% Vegetation: Timber, closed timber litter, grass Summary: The Morris Creek Fire, burning on the UU Bar Ranch, Philmont Scout Ranch, and State Land. Increased humidity and […]

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Emily Fire – Mora County – 07/13/18 – FINAL

FINAL.Emily Fire.press release.7-13-2018 Emily Fire Map.07.13.18

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Emily Fire – Mora County – 07/12/18

Emily Fire.press release.7-12-2018 Emily Fire Map.07.12.18

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