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Stable Canyon Prescribed Burn Planned for this Weekend

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 19, 2019 – Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to implement the previously announced Stable Canyon prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District as early as Saturday if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, remain favorable. […]

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SFNF Plans Multiple Prescribed Burns this Fall for a More Resilient Landscape

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 4, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions this fall to conduct prescribed burns across the forest to remove hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and create healthier, more resilient forest and watershed ecosystems. Depending on conditions, including fuel […]

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Coyote Ranger District Plans Presa Prescribed Fire

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 4, 2019 – Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct a prescribed burn on Mesa los Indios near Forest Road 473 on or around […]

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Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Planned for Mid-September to Restore Forest Health, Reduce Risk of Wildfire

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 28, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to initiate a prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed on the Española Ranger District as early as Monday, […]

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Cueva Fire Meets Objectives, Reduces Fuel Loads on the Ground

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 26, 2019 – After successful aerial ignitions on Friday, low-intensity fire continued to burn through concentrations of fuel on the Cueva Fire on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) over the weekend. As woody debris and other fuels within the planning area are consumed, the […]

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Fire Managers Plan More Activity on Cueva Fire

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 23, 2019 – A drying trend and increase in fire behavior have given fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) an opportunity to add additional acres to the Cueva Fire by using aerial ignitions as early as this evening to consume unburned fuels […]

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Slight Increase in Fire Behavior on Cueva Fire

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 21, 2019 – Outflow winds from a thunderstorm increased fire behavior on the Cueva Fire on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF), adding an additional 108 acres and moderately increasing smoke to the west and south of the fire. The SFNF took advantage of the […]

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Final Update for the Cueva Fire Unless Significant Activity Occurs

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 17, 2019 – Following Thursday’s successful firing operations, the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has concluded all ignitions on the Cueva Fire. No future growth is expected outside the approximately 1,000-acre planning area. For the next several days crews will continue to monitor fire activity within the containment lines and […]

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Cueva Fire Completes Firing Operations, Meets Objectives

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 16, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) said today objectives for the Cueva Fire have been successfully met with yesterday’s firing operations. Ignitions have ceased, and no future growth is expected outside the approximately 1,000-acre planning area. Crews will continue to check containment lines, assess […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 15, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 15, 2019 – By taking advantage of today’s weather conditions, fire managers on the Cueva Fire will continue to reduce fuels on the ground by implementing firing operations east of the focus area. Fire managers have tied the Cueva Fire into the French Mesa prescribed burn conducted in 2018 and […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 14, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 14, 2019 – Today, fire managers will resume firing operations within the planning area of the Cueva Fire. An expected decrease in monsoonal thunderstorms over the next week will bring warmer, drier weather. Anticipating these more favorable conditions, fire managers will continue to assess the terrain and values at risk […]

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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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