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Valles Caldera Plans Prescribed Burn For Valle San Antonio

Jemez Springs, NM —Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement a prescribed burn targeting up to 1,050 acres of meadow grassland in Valle San Antonio, located in the northwest portion of the preserve’s backcountry. The burn operations are planned to start Thursday April 5th, 2018 and possibly continue into Friday dependent upon suitable weather and fuel […]

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Rendija Prescribed Fire Planned

Grants, NM: El Malpais National Monument and The Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the west side of the monument near the junction of CR 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. The Rendija prescribed fire is approximately 1,500 acres. The prescribed fire may begin as early as mid-April. […]

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After a wildfire, the flood risk increases significantly. Most standard homeowners’ and renters’ policies do not cover flood damage. Reduce your risk with flood insurance. #WildfireSafety

After a wildfire, the flood risk increases significantly. Most standard homeowners’ and renters’ policies do not cover flood damage. Reduce your risk with flood insurance. Learn more at https://www.fema.gov/wildfires-you-need-flood-insurance. #NMFire #WildfireSafety #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Secure vehicle tow chains so they don’t drag and create a spark #PreventWildfires

Secure vehicle tow chains so they don’t drag and create a spark. One less spark means one less wildfire. #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #OneLessSpark

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If fire danger is high, move wood piles, lawn chairs & grills away from your home. #ReadySetGoNM

If fire danger is high, move wood piles, lawn chairs & grills away from your home. http://bit.ly/FWTips #NMFire #WildfireSafety #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Maintain your spark arrestor and don’t run power equipment on windy days. #PreventWildfires

Maintain your spark arrestor and don’t run power equipment on windy days. Learn more at https://goo.gl/kCkMQH. #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #OneLessSpark

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Know before you go. Check current fire information and restrictions at http://NMFireInfo.com or call 1-877-864-6985 #NMFire

Know before you go. Check NM Fire Info fire information and restrictions at http://NMFireInfo.com or call 1-877-864-6985 #NMFire #PreventWildfires #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Make it a point to know the regulations and rules related to shooting in areas experiencing dry and hot conditions. #PreventWildfires

Make it a point to know the regulations and rules related to shooting in areas experiencing hot, dry conditions. Learn more at https://goo.gl/zmqQM3. #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Protect your home from wildfire. Remove leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck.

Protect your home from wildfire. Remove leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck. Learn more at http://bit.ly/FWSafetyTips #NMFire #WildfireSafety #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Did you know parking over tall, dry grass can spark a wildfire? #PreventWildfires

Parking over tall, dry grass can spark a wildfire. Spark a change, not a wildfire. http://bit.ly/TallDryGrass #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir & repeat until cold. #PreventWildfires

If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir & repeat until cold. Learn more at https://smokeybear.com/en/prevention-how-tos/campfire-safety. #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek  

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What can you do in one day to be safer from wildfire? A lot! Plan a project this weekend. #WildfireSafety

What can you do in one day to be safer from wildfire? A lot! Plan a project this weekend. Learn more at https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/wildfire/wildfire-safety-tips. #WildfireSafety #NMFire #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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It’s not if, but when the next wildfire will occur. Prepare Now. #ReadySetGoNM

It’s not if, but when the next wildfire will occur. Prepare Now. Download your own Ready, Set, Go Personal Wildland Fire Action Plan today. #WildfireSafety #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #NMFire  

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It is illegal to fly drones near wildfires. #IfYouFlyWeCant #NoDronesInFireZones

It is illegal to fly drones near wildfires. Recreational drones near wildfires are not safe. They put firefighters, residents & homes at risk. Learn more at https://www.nifc.gov/drones/ #WildfireSafety #IfYouFlyWeCant #NoDronesInFireZones #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #NMFire

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week March 25-31, 2018

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 25-31, 2018. This year’s theme is “Wildfire: It’s not a matter of if, but when. Prepare now.” The focus of the week is to promote actions that prevent human caused […]

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Prescribed Fire planned in El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be implementing prescribed fires in El Malpais National Monument during the month of November as weather and fuel conditions permit. These prescribed fires will be located along the west side of County Road 42 in the vicinity of the Bandera fire. […]

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Valles Caldera to Begin Prescribed Burn on October 25

Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate a prescribed burn project on October 25th, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of NM State Road 4 near mile marker 30. The burn operations will be completed within a 3-10 day period. […]

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Valles Caldera Plans Fall Prescribed Burns

Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate prescribed burn projects beginning the week of October 16th, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of NM State Road 4 near mile marker 30. The burn […]

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Braided Cave Fire

National Park Service firefighters still monitoring several lightning ignited wildfires at El Malpais National Monument

National Park Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the two lightning caused fires are still being monitored within El Malpais National Monument. Both fires are surrounded by lava and burning within ponderosa forests with needles and grassy vegetation. However, firefighters will take action if needed. The Braided Cave Fire is located in the southwest corner of El Malpais […]

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Pile burning in El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Monday, July 24, 2017. Burning may continue intermittently through August 31, 2017 as weather and fuel conditions permit. These wood piles are located along the west side of […]

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