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Hondito Wildfire Update May 23, 2017

Location:      Tres Piedras Ranger Station Hondito Canyon 4 miles southwest of Tres Piedras 2 miles North of Las Tablas   Size:  7,200 acres Cause:  Lightning Start Date:  May 15, 2017 Taos, NM – May 23, 2017 – For Immediate Release- Fire managers are very pleased with the activity on the Hondito Wildfire over the past […]

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Hondito Wildfire Update May 22, 2017

Location:      Tres Piedras Ranger Station Hondito Canyon 4 miles southwest of Tres Piedras 2 miles North of Las Tablas   Size:  5,000 acres Percent Contained:  0 Cause:  Lightning Start Date:  May 15, 2017    Taos, NM – May 22, 2017 – For Immediate Release-  Fire managers took advantage of favorable conditions yesterday and completed 5,000 […]

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Carson National Forest Prepares to Move Forward on Utilizing Hondito Wildire for Resource Objectives

Taos, NM – May 21, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest have begun operations to expand the lightning-caused Hondito wildfire on the Tres Piedras Ranger District to achieve resource objectives on the landscape. Based on current and forecasted conditions, which include moisture Tuesday, fire managers expect to treat 7,300 acres […]

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Carson National Forest Prepares to Utilize Hondito Fire for Resource Objectives

Taos, NM – May 20, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest hope to begin operations on the lightning-caused Hondito Fire, located within the Tres Piedras Ranger District, as early as Sunday May 21, 2017 to achieve resource objectives on the landscape. Lightning struck the Hondito Canyon four miles southwest […]

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Hondito Wildfire Continues Despite Moisture

Taos, NM, May 20, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The wildfire showed minimal growth today and is now 22 acres.  The low wildfire activity was due largely to precipitation.  Though there were snow showers throughout the state, the Hondito Wildfire received only a modest amount of moisture.  Fire crews used this as an opportunity to concentrate on […]

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Hondito Wildfire Community Meeting Planned

Taos, NM, May 19, 2017—For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are inviting the public to a community meeting 10 am Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Tres Piedras Ranger Station located at 22280 US Highway 64, Tres Piedras 87577.  The meeting will discuss the Hondito Wildfire and answer questions about planned […]

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Hondito Fire

Taos, NM, May 18, 2017—For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are monitoring the lightning-caused Hondito Fire on the Tres Piedras Ranger District as Forest officials consider use of the wildland fire to achieve Forest Plan resource objectives on the landscape. The fire was reported near Hondito Canyon 4 miles Southwest of […]

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Gallina WUI Prescribed Burn Planned on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – May 12, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of continuing favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weekend weather, to conduct the Gallina wildland-urban interface (WUI) prescribed burn on the Coyote Ranger District on Monday, May 15. WUI […]

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SFNF Hopes to Continue Mesa Poleo Prescribed Burn Tuesday

SANTA FE, NM – May 8, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue the Mesa Poleo prescribed burn on Tuesday, May 9, if conditions, including fuel moistures, predicted weather and air quality, remain favorable. The treatment unit planned for Tuesday is […]

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Mesa Poleo Prescribed Burn Planned for Thursday

SANTA FE, NM – May 2, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of recent moisture and forecasted weather to conduct the previously announced Mesa Poleo prescribed burn on Thursday, May 4, if conditions, including fuel moistures, predicted weather and […]

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Previously Announced Moya Prescribed Burn Looks Like a Go for Thursday

SANTA FE, NM – May 2, 2017 – For Immediate Release. After taking a look at conditions on the ground after moisture over the weekend, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to conduct the previously announced Moya prescribed burn on the Cuba Ranger District May 4 and 5. The treatment area for […]

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Conditions Look Good for Virgin Mesa Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – May 1, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest hope to conduct the previously announced Virgin Mesa prescribed burn this week if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, remain favorable. The plan is to use hand […]

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Prescribed Burns on Coyote Ranger District Postponed

SANTA FE, NM – April 25, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest have postponed the previously announced Mesa Poleo and Gallina Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) prescribed burns that were tentatively scheduled for this week due to forecasted weather, including high winds and precipitation. Fire […]

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Winds Postpone Moya Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – April 24, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest today postponed the previously announced Moya prescribed burn that was tentatively scheduled for this week due to forecasted winds. The National Weather Service issued a Fire Weather Watch for northern and Central New Mexico for Monday […]

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Cuba Ranger District Plans to Conduct Moya Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – April 21, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to conduct the previously announced Moya prescribed burn over two days next week if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, remain favorable. The treatment area for the Moya prescribed burn is […]

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SFNF Fire Crews Meet Objectives on Watershed Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – April 19, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) said today that the prescribed burn implemented one week ago in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed successfully met objectives, removing heavy fuels to reduce the risk of high-intensity wildfire and restore the landscape to historic […]

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Upcoming Prescribed Burns on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – April 17, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct previously announced prescribed burns as early as Monday, April 24, and continuing through the rest of the week if conditions, including fuel moistures, predicted weather and air […]

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Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed Completed

Media Advisory SANTA FE, NM – April 11, 2017 – For Immediate Release – Fire crews completed the 340-acre prescribed fire in the Santa Fe Watershed at approximately 4:20 p.m. today. Transport winds from the south are expected to continue into the evening, pushing the smoke north of Santa Fe. Moisture, including higher humidity and […]

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Spring Prescribed Burns Planned on Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – April 11, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable spring conditions to conduct prescribed burns during a window that opens April 17 and ends on May 21, 2017.  That window is dependent on favorable […]

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Previously Announced Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed Is a GO for Tomorrow

SANTA FE, NM – April 10, 2017 – For Immediate Release. After careful consideration of current and forecasted conditions, including winds, weather and relative humidity, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of a favorable window to conduct the previously announced prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed […]

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