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Conejos Fire Met Objectives, Continues to Smoke

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 13, 2019 – While the Conejos Fire on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is still putting up some smoke, primarily from a 10-acre interior pocket of mixed conifer where it continues to smolder and creep, fire managers are pleased with the outcome on 800 […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 13, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 13, 2019 – Due to muddy conditions on the Cueva Fire following this weekend’s monsoonal thunderstorms, fire crews postponed firing operations yesterday. Today fire managers are monitoring conditions on the ground while looking for a window to resume firing operations. As temperatures increase in the area over the next several […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 12, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 12, 2019 – Monsoonal thunderstorms brought a fair amount of moisture to the Cueva Fire over the weekend. Despite rainy conditions, fire crews were able to complete over 100 acres of firing operations within the focus area. As temperatures increase in the area over the next several days, smoke from […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 11, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 11, 2019 –In spite of sporadic rain throughout the day, fire crews were able to continue firing operations in the area of French Mesa, north of Gallina. The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is managing the lightning-caused Cueva Fire to improve forest conditions and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire […]

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Conejos Fire Final Update – Aug. 10, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 10, 2019 – Three days without moisture gave firefighters on the Conejos Fire the opportunity to complete firing operations yesterday. Crews will monitor the fire over the weekend. The fire started on July 29 on Conejos Peak on the Jemez Ranger District adjacent to Forest Road 266 about 4 miles […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 10, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 10, 2019 – Fire crews expect to take advantage of favorable weather conditions and low to moderate fire behavior today to continue implementing firing operations on the Cueva Fire. The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is managing the lightning-caused Cueva Fire to improve forest conditions and reduce the risk of […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 9, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 9, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) have determined that the lightning-caused Cueva Fire on the Coyote Ranger District will be managed to improve forest conditions and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire in the future. Today and through the weekend fire crews will take […]

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Conejos Fire Update – Aug. 9, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 9, 2019 – Favorable conditions on Thursday gave fire crews the opportunity to complete an additional 150 acres of firing operations. Today and though the weekend, as weather conditions allow, fire crews will continue to look for opportunities to burn heavy concentrations of dead and down fuels within the planned […]

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Alamitos Fire Remains in Monitor Status

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 8, 2019 – Significant rain on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) – and forecasts for more to come overnight and into tomorrow – have dampened fire managers’ plan to strategically add low-intensity fire to the lightning-caused Alamitos Fire to benefit the landscape. The […]

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Cueva Fire on Coyote Ranger District, SFNF

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 8, 2019 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) discovered a lightning-caused ignition last night near French Mesa, located on the north end of the Coyote Ranger District adjacent to Forest Road 8. Estimated at 2 acres, the Cueva Fire is burning in ponderosa pine and pinon-juniper. The Cueva Fire […]

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SFNF Monitors Another Lightning-Sparked Fire on Pecos/Las Vegas District

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 6, 2019 – Fire staff on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are monitoring the lightning-caused Alamitos Fire near Forest Road (FR) 375 2 miles north of the community of La Cueva within a previously treated fuel break. While the monsoonal weather patterns are […]

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SFNF Monitoring Lightning-Caused Fire on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 6, 2019 – Fire staff on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are monitoring a single-tree fire caused by a lightning strike approximately 1 mile northwest of the Encino Lookout and a mile from private land. Although the Sillas Fire is currently only a quarter […]

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Conejos Fire Update – Aug. 6, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 6, 2019 – A drier-than-expected Monday gave fire crews the opportunity to resume firing operations yesterday and complete an additional 40 acres on the east side of the Conejos Fire. The plan for today is to take advantage of a break in the weather to continue firing operations today and […]

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Conejos Fire Update – Aug. 5, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 5, 2019 – Scattered thunderstorms in the Jemez Mountains over the weekend put a fair amount of moisture on the Conejos Fire, but not enough to extinguish it. Fire managers released some of the resources assigned to the fire over the weekend. The plan is to wait out the monsoonal […]

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Conejos Fire Update – Aug. 2, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 2, 2019 – Fire crews were able to put some low-intensity fire on the ground late yesterday in spite of recent moisture. Fire managers are planning to continue firing operations on the Conejos Fire today as long as weather will allow. Start date: July 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Location: Conejos […]

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Conejos Fire Update – Aug. 1, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 1, 2019 – A thunderstorm that dropped significant moisture on the north end of the Conejos Fire yesterday has delayed operations planned for today. Fire managers are monitoring conditions on the ground for a window to begin firing operations. Start date: July 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Location: Conejos Peak on […]

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Conejos Fire Update – July 31, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – July 31, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) have determined that the lightning-caused Conejos Fire on the Jemez Ranger District is a good candidate to manage to improve forest conditions and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire in the future. The Conejos Fire was discovered Monday […]

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Conejos Fire on Jemez Ranger District, SFNF

SANTA FE, NM – July 30, 2019 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) discovered a lightning-caused ignition last night on Conejos Peak on the Jemez Ranger District adjacent to Forest Road 266 and about 4 miles northeast of the Paliza Campground and 5 miles from the community of Ponderosa. Estimated at 3-5 acres, the […]

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SFNF Monitoring Lightning-Caused Fire on Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – July 26, 2019 – Fire staff on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are monitoring a lightning-caused fire on the east side of Venado Mesa west of Forest Road (FR) 376. Although the fire is currently only half an acre, it is putting up smoke as […]

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BAER Team Assesses Post-Fire Effects from the Naranjo Fire

Santa Fe, NM – July 22, 2019 – A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team is currently assessing post-fire conditions for the Naranjo Fire near Regina, NM, on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). Monsoonal weather patterns are expected to bring heavy rainfall and thunderstorms this week, increasing the threat […]

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