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Organ Fire – Doña Ana County – 06/28/18

The Organ Fire is estimated at 4,300 acres and 15% contained.  The fire is burning on the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), Department of Defense land, in Doña Ana County.  Burnout operations will be conducted today in and around Mineral Hill to control the fires growth.  This will likely produce additional smoke, which will visible from the […]

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Organ Fire – Doña Ana County – 06/27/18

The Organ Fire is currently estimated at 2,863 acres and 10% contained.  The fire is burning on the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), Department of Defense land, in Doña Ana County.  The fire started Sunday (06/24) evening off of Highway 70 near San Augustine Pass, northeast of Las Cruces. Values at risk include, archaeological sites and […]

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Emery Gap Fire – Union County – 06/12/18

This lightning caused fire started on June 8, 2018 and is burning in New Mexico and Colorado. An estimated 834 acres has burned in both states, 368 acres is in New Mexico.  The fire is 95% contained in New Mexico.  The Emery Fire is located on private land, 8 miles north of Folsom, NM in […]

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Apple Fire – Union County – 06/12/18

The Apple Fire is burning in New Mexico and Oklahoma.  An estimated 475 acres has burned in New Mexico and it is currently 75% contained.  The fire is located 30 miles northeast of Clayton, NM and no structures are threatened.  This fire spread from Kenton, Oklahoma onto private land in Union County, New Mexico on […]

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Apple Fire – Union County – 06/11/18

The Apple Fire is burning in New Mexico and Oklahoma.  It’s located 30 miles northeast of Clayton, NM in Union County.  The fire is estimated at 416 acres and is currently 70% contained in New Mexico.  No structures are threatened.  Fuels include ponderosa pine, piñon, juniper, brush, and grass.  This fire spread from Kenton, Oklahoma […]

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Emery Gap Fire – Union County – 06/11/18

The Emery Gap Fire has burned an estimated 920 in New Mexico and Colorado.  The fire is 70% contained in New Mexico.  It’s located on private land, 8 miles north of Folsom, NM in Union County.  Two structures are threatened.  Fuels include ponderosa pine, piñon, juniper, brush, and grass.  Lightning started this fire on June […]

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Apple Fire – Union County – 06/10/18

The Apple Fire is located 18 Miles northeast of Seneca, NM and 30 miles northeast of Clayton, NM in Union County.  This fire spread from Kenton, Oklahoma into New Mexico overnight (06/10). The fire is currently estimated at 200 acres and 50% contained in New Mexico.  No structures are threatened at this time.  A red […]

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Emery Gap Fire – Union County – 06/10/18

This fire is burning on private land, 8 miles north of Folsom, NM in Union County and has spread into Colorado.  It’s estimated at 900 acres combined for both states.  This fire is 60% contained in New Mexico. One structure is threatened.  Lightning started this fire on June 8, 2018.  A red flag warning is […]

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Newkirk Fire – Union County – 06/07/18

The Newkirk Fire is burning 5 miles north of Folsom, New Mexico in Union County.  It’s currently estimated at 20 acres and 50% contained.  One structure is threatened.  The fire started just before 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning (06/06) on private land.  Fuels include pinon, juniper, brush, and grass.  Approximately 60 personnel from State Forestry, local […]

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Ute Park Fire – Colfax County – 06/01 – 9:15 p.m.

This fire in Colfax County is now estimated 16,354 acres, which was reduced slightly after more accurate mapping.  Approximately 14 outbuildings have burned on the Philmont Scout Ranch.  Currently 296 structures are threatened in the community of Cimarron, which remains under a mandatory evacuation order.  Philmont Scout Ranch staff have also evacuated.  There are no scouts currently at […]

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Ute Park Fire – Colfax County – 06/01 – 2:20 p.m.

The Ute Park fire, burning on private land off of Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, is currently estimated at 16,500 acres and 0% contained.  At least 296 structures are threatened.  The communities of Ute Park and the Village of Cimarron are under mandatory evacuation orders.  The Red Cross is operating an evacuation center at […]

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Ute Park Fire – Colfax County – 06/01 – 7:30 a.m.

This fire, burning on private land off of Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, is currently estimated at 8,000 acres and 0% contained.  Approximately 12 unoccupied, non-residential structures at the Philmont Scout Ranch (Cimarroncita area) have been lost in the fire.  Another 150 structures remain threatened.  The communities of Ute Park and the Village of […]

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Ute Park Fire – Colfax County – 05/31 – 9:00 p.m.

This fire, burning in Colfax County, is now estimated at 4,500 acres and moving north.  Approximately 150 structures are threatened in the Ute Park area.  The fire has jumped Highway 64, which is closed in both directions between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron.  The Red Cross is providing shelter for evacuees in Eagle Nest and […]

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Ute Park Fire – Colfax County – 05/31 – 7:00 p.m.

The Ute Park Fire is burning off of Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM.  Highway 64 between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon is currently closed.  The fire is estimated at 1,200 acres.  Approximately 50 structures are threatened and evacuations are underway for the community of Hummingbird and surrounding areas.  The fire is burning on […]

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Ute Park Fire – Colfax County – 05/31 – 4:40 p.m.

The Ute Park Fire, burning off of Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, is currently estimated at 150 acres. The fire, located between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron in Colfax County, was initially reported just after 2 p.m. this afternoon (05/31).  Fuels include grass and piñon.  A large smoke plume can be seen from surrounding […]

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