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Wolf Draw Fire Update – June 8, 2021

The only significant change in today’s update is an increase in the containment percentage which is now 80%. The smoke that is spreading across Northern New Mexico is coming primarily from wildfires in Arizona. Start date:  May 29, 2021 Location:  Approximately 30 miles north of Cuba and 11 miles northwest of Regina on the Cuba […]

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Wolf Draw Fire Update – June 7

Start date:  May 29, 2021 Location:  Approximately 30 miles north of Cuba and 11 miles northwest of Regina on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF), Rio Arriba County Cause:  Human. The Wolf Draw Fire was caused by an illegal abandoned campfire that escaped the fire ring over the Memorial Day […]

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Wolf Draw Fire Update – June 5, 2021

Start date:  May 29, 2021 Location:  Approximately 30 miles north of Cuba and 11 miles northwest of Regina on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF), Rio Arriba County Cause:  Human. The Wolf Draw Fire was caused by an illegal abandoned campfire that escaped the fire ring over the Memorial Day […]

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Wolf Draw Fire Update – June 4, 2021

SANTA FE, NM – June 4, 2021 – Crews worked on the last half-mile segment of direct control line around the perimeter of the Wolf Draw Fire and began mopping up along the fire’s edges today. The Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) assigned to the fire will continue to patrol and monitor, keeping an […]

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Wolf Draw Fire Update – June 3, 2021

SANTA FE, NM – June 3, 2021 – Crews have nearly completed constructing direct control lines around the perimeter of the Wolf Draw Fire, which was caused by an illegal abandoned campfire that escaped the fire ring in the northwestern corner of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) over the Memorial Day weekend. The west […]

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Cuervito Fire Final Update – June 3, 2021

This will be the last update on the Cuervito Fire unless conditions change significantly. Start date: May 9, 2021                                          Cause: Lightning            Location: 9 miles east of Pecos and 3 miles southwest of the Barillas Lookout on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Size: 1,621 acres after implementing a management […]

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Wolf Draw Fire Update – June 2, 2021

SANTA FE, NM – June 1, 2021 – Crews continued to construct control lines around the Wolf Draw Fire, which was caused by an illegal abandoned campfire that escaped the fire ring in a relatively remote corner of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) over the Memorial Day weekend. The west side of the Santa […]

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Wolf Draw Fire Update – June 1, 2021

SANTA FE, NM – June 1, 2021 – Although the west side of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is currently under Stage 1 fire restrictions, which prohibit dispersed campfires, investigators have determined that the Wolf Draw Fire was caused by an abandoned campfire that escaped the fire ring. With extreme drought and high fire […]

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Wolf Draw Fire Update – May 31, 2021

SANTA FE, NM – May 31, 2021 – The Wolf Draw Fire is burning in rugged, steep terrain in the far northwest corner of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). The Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) is implementing a full suppression strategy to confine and contain the fire. Motorists on Forest […]

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New Fire Start on Santa Fe National Forest – Wolf Draw Fire Update May 30

Start date:  May 29, 2021 Cause:  Unknown Location:  Approximately 30 miles north of Cuba, NM, on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Size:  400+ acres Resources:  1 Type 3 engine, 3 Type 6 engines, a 12-person Initial Attack crew, an interagency Hotshot crew, and multiple aviation resources, including 1 air […]

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Cuervito Fire Update May 28, 2021

Start date: May 9, 2021                                          Cause: Lightning            Location: 9 miles east of Pecos and 3 miles southwest of the Barillas Lookout on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Size: 1,621 acres after implementing management strategy to add low- to moderate-intensity fire to the ground to achieve resource benefit and […]

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Cuervito Fire Update May 27, 2021

Start date: May 9, 2021 Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles east of Pecos and 3 miles southwest of the Barillas Lookout on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Size: 1,621 acres after implementing management strategy to add low- to moderate-intensity fire to the ground to achieve resource benefit and […]

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Cuervito Fire Update May 26, 2021

Start date: May 9, 2021                                          Cause: Lightning            Location: 9 miles east of Pecos and 3 miles southwest of the Barillas Lookout on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Size: 1,621 acres after implementing management strategy to add low- to moderate-intensity fire to the ground to achieve resource benefit and […]

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Macho Fire Update May 25, 2021

This will be the final update on the Macho Fire unless conditions change significantly. Start date: May 23, 2021                                       Cause: Lightning            Location: Macho Canyon on Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF), about 12 miles northwest of Pecos Size: Less than 1 acre   Resources: 1 hotshot crew Fuels:  Ponderosa pine, […]

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Cuervito Fire Update May 25, 2021

Start date: May 9, 2021                                          Cause: Lightning            Location: 9 miles east of Pecos and 3 miles southwest of the Barillas Lookout on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Size: 1,621 acres after implementing management strategy to add low- to moderate-intensity fire to the ground to achieve resource benefit and […]

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Cuervito Fire Update May 24, 2021

Start date: May 9, 2021 Cause: Lightning           Location: 9 miles east of Pecos and 3 miles southwest of the Barillas Lookout on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Size: 1,621 acres after implementing management strategy to add low- to moderate-intensity fire to the ground to achieve resource benefit and […]

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SFNF New Fire Start – Macho Fire

May 24, 2021 Start date: May 23, 2021                                      Cause: Lightning           Location: Macho Canyon on Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF), about 12 miles northwest of Pecos Size: Less than 1 acre Resources: 1 Hotshot crew, 2 engine modules and 1 Type 1 helicopter Fuels:  Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and heavy […]

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Cuervito Fire Update May 23, 2021

Crews Cleaned Up Interior Pockets of Fuel Start date: May 9, 2021                                        Cause: Lightning           Location: 9 miles east of Pecos and 3 miles southwest of the Barillas Lookout on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Size: 1,621 acres after implementing management strategy to add low- to moderate-intensity fire to […]

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Cuervito Fire Update May 22, 2021: Crews Monitor Cuervito Fire

Start date: May 9, 2021                                        Cause: Lightning           Location: 9 miles east of Pecos and 3 miles southwest of the Barillas Lookout on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Size: 1,621 acres after implementing management strategy to add low- to moderate-intensity fire to the ground to achieve resource benefit and […]

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Cuervito Fire Update May 21, 2021; Crews Complete Burnout Operations

Start date: May 9, 2021                                        Cause: Lightning           Location: 9 miles east of Pecos and 3 miles southwest of the Barillas Lookout on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Size: 1,621 acres after implementing management strategy to add low- to moderate-intensity fire to the ground to achieve resource benefit and […]

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