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Cow Fire Update

July 24, 2017 Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning struck a single standing dead tree (snag) Size: 3.5 acres Location: On the Pecos Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, about 6 miles northeast of the village of Pecos near Cow Creek Vegetation: The fire […]

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Peggy Fire Update: July 24, 2017 Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest

Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning struck a single standing dead tree (snag) with fire subsequently spreading into surrounding dead and down timber and brush Size: 352 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Vegetation: Piñon pines, juniper, ponderosa […]

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July 23, 2017 Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning struck a single standing dead tree (snag). The fire subsequently spread into surrounding dead and down timber and brush. Size: 256 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of the Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Vegetation: […]

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SFNF Fire Crews Complete Operations on Alameda Fire

SANTA FE, NM – July 23, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) took advantage of a lightning strike just north of Llaves, NM, to achieve multiple resource benefits on 378 acres on the Cuba Ranger District. The Alameda Fire started on July 18 when lightning hit a […]

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Peggy Fire Update July 22, 2017

Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning struck a single standing dead tree (snag). The fire subsequently spread into surrounding dead and down timber and brush. Size: 147 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of the Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Vegetation: Piñon pines, juniper, […]

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SFNF to Manage Lightning-Caused Fire on Cuba Ranger District for Resource Benefits

SANTA FE, NM – July 21, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  A lightning strike just north of Llaves on Tuesday started the low-intensity Alameda Fire, giving fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) the opportunity to use a natural ignition to restore fire to the landscape and achieve multiple resource benefits. The Alameda […]

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Peggy Fire Update – Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest

Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: 35 acres Location: On the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, the fire is located on Peggy Mesa approximately 2 miles northwest of Gilman Tunnels. Vegetation: Piñon pines, juniper, ponderosa pine and oak scrub brush Current Situation: A lightning strike ignited a single standing […]

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Santa Fe NF Monitoring Peggy Fire on Jemez Ranger District

Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: Approximately 11 acres Location: On the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, the fire is located on Peggy Mesa approximately 2 miles northwest of Gilman Tunnels. Vegetation: The fire is burning in piñon pines, juniper, ponderosa pine, and oak scrub brush. Current Situation: A […]

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Alameda Fire on Santa Fe National Forest in Monitoring Status

Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: Under 1 acre Location: On the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, the fire is approximately 1 ½ miles northeast of Deadman’s Lookout. Vegetation: The fire is burning in ponderosa pine. Current Situation: A lightning strike ignited a single standing dead tree that fell, […]

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Cow Fire on the Santa Fe NF

Cow Fire Update July 19, 2017 Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: Less than 1 acre Location: On the Pecos Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, about 6 miles northeast of the village of Pecos near Cow Creek Vegetation: The fire is in the burn scar from the 2000 Viveash Fire […]

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Fire Crews Monitoring Ojitos Fire

SANTA FE, NM – July 18, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  The lightning-caused Ojitos Fire on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest is currently in monitor status after receiving significant moisture over the last few days. The Ojitos Fire, which started July 7 near the Chama River Canyon Wilderness, is in […]

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Cajete Fire Declared Controlled

SANTA FE, NM – July 17, 2017 – For Immediate Release. The Cajete Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District was declared controlled at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, July 16, thanks to recent moisture that arrived with the monsoon season. The 1,412-acre Cajete Fire, which started on June 15 from an abandoned campfire, […]

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Restrictions End Tomorrow on Santa Fe National Forest

SANTA FE, NM – July 13, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Thanks to recent precipitation and decreasing fire danger, the Santa Fe National Forest will lift campfire and smoking restrictions on Friday, July 14, at 8:00 a.m.  The forest implemented Stage 1 fire restrictions on June 23 based on dry conditions and higher-than-normal temperatures. Forest […]

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Ojitos Fire Update: July 10, 2017

Start date: Friday, July 7. The fire was found on Saturday, and crews made it to the area on Sunday. Cause:  Lightning. Location:  Santa Fe National Forest, Coyote Ranger District, inside the Chama River Canyon Wilderness.  The fire is approximately 5 miles south of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert and ½ mile from […]

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Final Cajete Fire Update June 24, 2017

Fire Information: 505.438.5300    Email: Cajetefireinfo@gmail.com Start Date: June 15, 2017 Cause: Abandoned campfire Size: 1,412 acres Containment: 96% Vegetation: Mostly ponderosa pine with some mixed conifer and aspen on north facing slopes. Resources Assigned: 120 personnel, 1 Type 3 helicopter Current Situation: Under the leadership of Type 3 Incident Commander Matt Armantrout, firefighters today are […]

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Cajete Fire Update June 23, 2017

Fire Information: 505.438.5300 Email: Cajetefireinfo@gmail.com Start Date: June 15, 2017 Cause: Abandoned campfire Size: 1,412 acres Containment: 96% Vegetation: Mostly ponderosa pine with some mixed conifer and aspen on north-facing slopes. Resources Assigned: 120 personnel – 1 Type 1 Crew, 4 Type 2 crews, 2 engines, and 1 Type 3 helicopter Current Situation: Under the […]

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Cajete Fire Update June 22, 2017

Cajete Fire Update June 22, 2017 Fire Information: 505.438.5300 Email: Cajetefireinfo@gmail.com Start Date: June 15, 2017 Cause: Abandoned campfire Size: 1,412 acres Containment: 96% Vegetation: Mostly ponderosa pine with some mixed conifer and aspen on north facing slopes. Resources Assigned: 258 personnel – 1 Type 1 Crew, 4 Type 2 crews, 5 engines, 1 water […]

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SFNF Implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Across Entire Forest

SANTA FE, NM – June 21, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will implement forest-wide Stage 1 fire restrictions at 8:00 a.m. this Friday, June 23, 2017.  Fire danger on the forest remains high due to continued high temperatures and dry conditions. The Jemez Ranger District, where the 1,412-acre Cajete […]

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Cajete Fire Update: June 21 2017 8:00 a.m.

Fire Information: 505-438-5300  Email: cajetefireinfo@gmail.com Start Date: June 15, 2017 Cause: Abandoned campfire Size: 1,412 acres Containment: 96% Vegetation: Mostly ponderosa pine with some mixed conifer and aspen on the north facing slopes. Resources Assigned: 359 personnel – 3 Type 1 Crews, 4 Type 2 crews, 14 engines, 1 dozer, 4 water tenders, 2 Type […]

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SFNF Issues Closure Order for Cajete Fire Burn Area

SANTA FE, NM – June 20, 2017 – For Immediate Release. The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) today issued a closure order for the approximately 1,400 acres on the Jemez Ranger District burned by the Cajete Fire. The restricted area includes: all lands, roads and trails within the fire perimeter (depicted on the closure map), […]

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