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SFNF – Sarca Fire Final Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarca Fire Final UPDATE Start Date: July 7 Cause: Lightning Size: 188 acres Location: Agua Sarca drainage area of the Pecos Wilderness – Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 90% Fuel: ponderosa pine and other mixed conifer Resources: 4 personnel Weather: 70% chance rain tonight and 70% tomorrow with possible lightning Situation: Fire […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update – 100 percent contained

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 4,150 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 100% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain forecasted through the weekend Resources: 5 personnel, one engine Situation: The fire received moderate precipitation yesterday. Firefighters are currently conducting mop up […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update – Part of FR 376 opens for public access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Part of Forest Road 376 Opens for Public Access Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 4,150 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 75% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rainy today with more forecasted over the weekend Resources: 8 personnel, one engine Situation: […]

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SFNF – Penasco Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Penasco Fire Update Start Date: August 8 Cause: Lightning Size: 12 acres Location: Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuels: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer Weather: Partly cloudy, light winds Resources: 0 Situation: The Penasco Fire is in the Rio Chama Wilderness near the 2017 Ojitos Fire […]

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SFNF – Sarca Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarca Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 7 Cause: Lightning Size: 178 acres Location: Agua Sarca drainage area of the Pecos Wilderness – Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 60% Fuel: ponderosa pine and other mixed conifer Resources: Monitoring from the ground Weather: 60% chance rain tonight and 70% tomorrow with possible lightning Situation: […]

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SFNF – Penasco Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Penasco Fire Start Date: August 8 Cause: Unknown Size: 5 to 10 acres Location: Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Resources: 0 Situation: The Penasco Fire is in a remote area of the Rio Chama Wilderness in the 2017 Ojitos Fire burn scar. The fire is approximately […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 4,150 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 75% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain is forecasted this week Resources: 25 personnel Situation: Containment lines are holding and interior pockets continue to burn. Firefighters continue to monitor […]

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SFNF – Aragon Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aragon Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 12 Cause: Lightning Size: 503 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 100% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain is forecasted through today, then a drying trend with above normal temperatures, until another round of predicted rain arrives later next week Resources: […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 4,150 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 66% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain is forecasted through today, then a drying trend with above normal temperatures, until another round of predicted rain arrives later next week […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 3,582 Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 66% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain forecasted throughout the week Resources: 152 personnel. Situation: The fire is in steep terrain with limited access on Mesa Venado and an adjacent […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 3,482 Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 66% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain forecasted throughout the week Resources: 158 personnel. Situation: The fire is in steep terrain with limited access on Mesa Venado and an adjacent […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 2,970 Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 30% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain forecasted throughout the week Resources: 190 personnel. On Sunday at 6:00 a.m. a local Type 3 organization led by Incident Commander Ray Corral […]

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SFNF – Cochiti Mesa Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cochiti Mesa Fire Start Date: Reported July 28 Cause: Lightning Size: quarter acre Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Dead and down ponderosa pine and mixed conifer Weather: Partly cloudy, scattered showers Resources: 1 engine and 1 utility responded Situation: The fire is in the […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

Incident Management Team transfers command of Venado Fire July 28, 2018 Daily Update  Acres: 2,970 Start Date: July 20, 2018 Cause: Lightning Location: Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 30% Fuels: Ponderosa pine Total personnel: 295 General Information: On Sunday at 6:00 a.m., Steve Millert’s Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 will transition […]

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Night time pile burn operations on Venado Fire

This evening 7/27, firefighters working on the Venado Fire are taking advantage of weather conditions to ignite piles in the Joaquin fuels treatment area to rob the wildfire of fuel and reinforce control lines. Flames may be visible from communities along New Mexico Highway 4 and US HWY 550.

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

Monsoonal rains slow Venado Fire Venado Fire Update Acres: 2,872 Start Date: July 20, 2018 Cause: Lightning Location: Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 15% Fuels: Ponderosa pine Total personnel: 282 General Information: As yesterday’s monsoonal weather pattern helped firefighters keep the Venado Fire in check with minimal activity, firefighters continue with a full […]

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SFNF – Sarca Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarca Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 7 Cause: Lightning Size: 50 acres Location: Agua Sarca drainage area of the Pecos Wilderness – Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: ponderosa pine and other mixed conifer Resources: Monitoring via air and ground Weather: 70% chance rain tonight and 60% tomorrow with lighting Situation: […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire areas close for safety

Forest officials issue Venado Fire area closure for safety SANTA FE, NM – July 26, 2018 – For Immediate Release. The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) issued a temporary area closure today to protect public health and safety, and so firefighters can operate more safely in the Venado Fire area on the Jemez Ranger District […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

Public invited to Venado Fire community meeting tonight July 26, 2018 Daily Update  Acres: 2,872 Start Date: July 20, 2018 Cause: Lightning Location: Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 10% Fuels: Ponderosa pine Total personnel: 318 The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 will host a community meeting for the Venado Fire at […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 assumes command of the Venado Fire  July 25, 2018 Daily Update Acres:  2,577 Start Date: July 20, 2018 Cause: Lightning Location: Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuels: Ponderosa pine Total personnel: 318 General Information: The Santa Fe National Forest brought in Steve Millert’s Type 2 […]

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