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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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Final Update for the Naranjo Fire Unless Significant Activity Occurs

Start date: July 1, 2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 1,010 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2 miles southeast of Regina, NM, off of NM State Highway 96 Containment: 50% Fuel: Ponderosa pine Weather: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will be between 86-90 degrees, […]

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Naranjo Fire Update, July 11, 2019

Start date: July 1, 2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 1,009 acres; the fire increased by 270 acres as a result of yesterday’s firing operations within the containment lines Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2 miles southeast of Regina, NM, off of NM State Highway 96 Containment: 20% Fuel: Ponderosa pine […]

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Naranjo Fire Update, July 10

Start date: July 1, 2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 732 acres; the fire increased by 668 acres from yesterday due to the firefighters firing operations yesterday within the containment lines. Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2 miles southeast of Regina, NM, off of NM State Highway 96 Containment: 0% Fuel: […]

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Naranjo Fire Update, July 9, 2019

Start date: July 1, 2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 64 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2 miles southeast of Regina, NM, off of NM State Highway 96 Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa pine Weather: A warming trend will continue through at least Wednesday with an increasingly hot, dry and unstable […]

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Naranjo Fire July 8 Update; Community Meeting Tonight

Community Meeting Tonight at 6 p.m. Regina Fire Department Start date: July 1, 2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 24 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2 miles southeast of Regina, NM, off of NM State Highway 96 Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa pine Weather: Mostly cloudy early with isolated showers, becoming […]

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Naranjo Fire July 6 Update

Start date: July 1 Cause: Lightning Size: 20 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2 miles southeast of Regina, NM, off of NM State Highway 96 Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa pine Weather: Mostly cloudy with 20% chance of showers, temperatures between 73-80 degrees, winds from the southwest at 5-10 […]

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Naranjo Fire July 5 Update

Start date: July 1 Cause: Lightning Size: 10 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2 miles southeast of Regina, NM, off of NM State Highway 96 Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa pine Weather: Sunny with temperatures between 84-88 degrees, winds from the west at 5-10 miles per hour and 11-16% […]

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Naranjo Fire, July 4, 2019, Cuba Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest

Start date: July 1 Cause: Lightning Size: 5 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2 miles southeast of Regina, NM, off of NM State Highway 96 Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa pine Weather: Sunny with temperatures between 83-87 degrees, winds from the west at 5-9 miles per hour and 10-14% […]

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Prescribed Burn on Jemez Ranger District Planned for Saturday, June 22

SANTA FE, NM – June 21, 2019 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) may proceed with the previously announced Tent Rocks prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District Saturday, June 22, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, are favorable. The Tent Rocks treatment area is approximately 2 […]

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SFNF Plans Prescribed Burn on Jemez Ranger District This Week

SANTA FE, NM – June 18, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to implement the previously announced Tent Rocks prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District this week if conditions remain favorable. Ignitions could begin as early as tomorrow, June 19, and are expected to conclude by Friday, […]

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