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Update – SFNF – SF Watershed prescribed burn to begin Sunday

SANTA FE, NM – September 19, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed starting this Sunday, September 23. Two separate […]

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SFNF – Coyote RD French Mesa Rx Burn Underway Today

SANTA FE, NM – September 18, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) began ignitions today on the French Mesa to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire. Conditions, which include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts are favorable for the prescribed […]

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SFNF – Bales Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bales Fire UPDATE Start Date: Smoke reported September 14 Cause: Lightning Size: 14 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 50% Fuels: Mixed conifer, dead and down Weather: Partly cloudy, winds out of southwest 5-10 mph Resources: 50 personnel Situation: The Bales Fire is in the Bales Canyon area […]

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SFNF- Bales Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bales Fire UPDATE Start Date: Smoke reported September 14 Cause: Lightning Size: 14 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuels: Mixed conifer, dead and down Weather: Partly cloudy, winds out of southwest 5-10 mph Resources: 50 personnel Situation: The Bales Fire is in the Bales […]

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SFNF – Bales Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bales Fire Start Date: Smoke reported September 14 Cause: Lightning Size: 10-15 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuels: Mixed conifer, dead and down Weather: Sunny, winds out of southwest 5-10 mph Resources: 18 personnel Situation: The Bales Fire is in the Bales Canyon area […]

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SFNF – Coyote Ranger District French Mesa Prescribed Scheduled Sept. 18

SANTA FE, NM – September 10, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to begin ignitions Sept. 18 on the French Mesa to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire. Conditions, which include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts are favorable […]

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SFNF – Cuba RD Cedar Springs Rx burn mid- Sept.

Cuba Ranger District Cedar Springs prescribed burn mid- Sept. SANTA FE, NM – September 7, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the Cedar […]

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SFNF – Cuba RD La Jara Rx burn mid- Sept

Cuba Ranger District La Jara prescribed burn mid- Sept. SANTA FE, NM – September 7, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the La […]

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SFNF – Cuba RD Diego Rx burn mid- Sep

Cuba Ranger District Diego prescribed burn mid- Sept.  SANTA FE, NM – September 7, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the Diego Burn […]

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Santa Fe Watershed prescribed burn planned for late Sept.

SANTA FE, NM – September 6, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed starting as early as September 23. Two […]

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Coyote Ranger District French Mesa Prescribed Burn Could Start Sept. 18

SANTA FE, NM – September 1, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) could begin ignitions as early as Sept. 18 on the French Mesa to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire. Conditions, which include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts […]

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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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