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Update on Four Lightning-Caused Fires on Pecos/Las Vegas District

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 22, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire personnel on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District are currently handling four fires that were ignited by lightning strikes.  Depending on the location, conditions on the ground and forest management objectives, the District’s fire managers are responding with the appropriate strategy. Palmer Fire: Fire […]

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SFNF Crews Continue Work on West Side Fires

SFNF Crews Continue Work on West Side Fires SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 22, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) continue to manage the lightning-caused Ojitos Fire on the Coyote Ranger District and the Deer Creek Fire on the Jemez Ranger District by using low-intensity fire on […]

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Deer Creek Fire on Jemez Ranger District to be Managed for Resource Benefit

Deer Creek Fire on Jemez Ranger District to be Managed for Resource Benefit SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 19, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to manage the lightning-caused Deer Creek Fire on Peggy Mesa by using low-intensity fire on the ground to achieve multiple resource […]

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Palmer Fire on Pecos Ranger District to be Managed for Resource Benefit

Palmer Fire on Pecos Ranger District to be Managed for Resource Benefit SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 19, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to manage the lightning-caused Palmer Fire on Rowe Mesa by using low-intensity fire on the ground to achieve multiple resource benefits, including […]

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Smoke Visible from Three Fires on SFNF

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 16, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Three lightning-caused fires on the Santa Fe National Forest are putting up visible smoke today as crews keep an eye on the Beaver Creek, Deer Creek and Ojitos Fires. The Ojitos Fire on the Coyote Ranger District started on July 7 in a 90,000-acre […]

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Beaver Creek Fire Update Sept. 12, 2017 Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest

Reported: Members of the public reported seeing smoke on Sept. 10, 2017, and the Barillas Fire Lookout Tower confirmed smoke and an approximate location on Sept. 11. Cause: Unconfirmed, but lightning is the most probable cause. Size: Estimated at 1-2 acres. Location: On the southeastern edge of the Pecos Wilderness on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger […]

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Borrego Fire Update: Sept. 5, 2017

Start Date: Sept. 4, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: Approximately 12 acres Location: Borrego Mesa on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, approximately 3 miles southeast of Ponderosa and approximately 1 mile north of the northern boundary of Zia Pueblo tribal lands Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper Current Situation: The lightning-caused […]

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SFNF Crews Continue to Monitor, Manage Ojitos Fire

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 29, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) continue to monitor the lightning-caused Ojitos Fire on the Coyote Ranger District, taking advantage of favorable windows to use low-intensity fire on the ground to achieve multiple resource benefits. Since July 7 when lightning struck […]

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Ojitos Fire on SFNF Provides Opportunity to Use Fire for Resource Benefit

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 16, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) continue to monitor the lightning-caused Ojitos Fire on the Coyote Ranger District with a focus on using low-intensity fire on the ground to achieve multiple resource benefits. The 330-acre Ojitos Fire is on the boundary […]

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Santa Fe NF Declares Cow Fire Out

SANTA FE, NM – August 7, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest called the lightning-caused Cow Fire out today at noon. The fire started on July 18th in slash and dead and down timber within the burn scar of the 2000 Viveash […]

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Fire Crews Complete Operations on Peggy Fire – Santa Fe National Forest

SANTA FE, NM – July 31, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest completed operations on the Peggy Fire on the Jemez Ranger District over the weekend, using a lightning strike on July 18 to return beneficial fire to the fire-adapted landscape on Peggy Mesa approximately 2 miles northwest […]

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Peggy Fire Update July 28, 2017

Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: 728 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, piñon, juniper and oak scrub brush Current Situation: Yesterday morning’s higher humidities followed by […]

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Peggy Fire Update – July 27, 2017

Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: 715 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, piñon, juniper and oak scrub brush Current Situation: Fire crews continue to manage the […]

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Peggy Fire Update: July 26, 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: 593 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe […]

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Cow Fire Update July 25, 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: 7 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 is in the […]

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Peggy Fire Update, July 25, 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: 462 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe […]

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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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