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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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SFNF Takes Command of Cuervito Fire Tomorrow

SANTA FE, NM – May 20, 2021 – The Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) spent its final day on the Cuervito Fire preparing to turn command of the fire back to the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) at 6 a.m. Friday morning. Since May 13, the IMT has used hand and aerial ignitions to […]

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SFNF Revises Plans for Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

West Side of the Forest Will Implement Campfire Restrictions May 24 SANTA FE, NM – May 20, 2021 – The recent pattern of showers and thunderstorms has provided some relief from dry conditions on the east side of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF), but the west side of the forest has not been as […]

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Quiet Day on Cuervito Fire on SFNF

SANTA FE, NM – May 19, 2021 – As the vicinity of the Cuervito Fire received welcome moisture over the last few days, the Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) is wrapping up operations and preparing to turn command of the fire back to the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) at 6 a.m. Friday morning. […]

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Weather Stalls Operations on Cuervito Fire

SANTA FE, NM – May 18, 2021 – While a weather cell over the Cuervito Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest put a hold on operations during much of the day, the Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) continued releasing resources from the fire. Since lightning sparked the Cuervito Fire on Mother’s Day, crews […]

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Hand and Aerial Ignitions Continue on Cuervito Fire

SANTA FE, NM – May 17, 2021 – The Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) in command of the lightning-caused Cuervito Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is continuing with both hand and aerial ignitions today as part of a management strategy to use low- to moderate-intensity fire to reduce the hazardous build-up […]

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Aerial Ignitions Underway on Cuervito Fire

SANTA FE, NM – May 16, 2021 – The Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) in command of the lightning-caused Cuervito Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) began aerial ignitions in the fire’s interior as part of a management strategy to reintroduce low to moderate fire intensity into a primarily fire-adapted ecosystem and […]

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Crews Monitor Conditions, Continue Hand Ignitions on Cuervito Fire

SANTA FE, NM – May 15, 2021 – Crews are monitoring fire behavior and weather conditions on the Cuervito Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) as they continue to blackline the northern end of the fire and along Forest Road (FR) 200 on the east. The SFNF is managing the lightning-caused Cuervito Fire […]

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Cuervito Fire Behavior Remains Low to Moderate While Meeting Incident Objectives

SANTA FE, NM – May 14, 2021 – The Type 3 Incident Management Team on the Cuervito Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will be conducting hand and aerial ignitions in the coming days as part of a management strategy to use this lightning-caused wildfire to achieve significant benefits on the ground and […]

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SFNF Will Implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions May 24 Due to Extreme Drought, High Fire Danger

SANTA FE, NM – May 14, 2021 –The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will implement Stage 1 fire restrictions forest-wide on Monday, May 24, to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire during extreme drought conditions, historically low fuel moisture levels and high fire danger. Stage 1 fire restrictions are a proactive way to reduce the […]

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