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Gila National Forest – Elk Fire June 15, 2019 – Quemado Ranger District

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019 Size: ~ 1180 Cause: Lightning Containment: 48% Vegetation: Transitional, moving up Mangas Mountain from piñon-juniper grasslands through ponderosa pine, into dry mixed conifer, and finally to wet mixed conifer and aspen. Resources: One Type 3 helicopter, 2 IHC (Hotshot)crews, […]

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Gila National Forest – Elk Fire June 14, 2019 – Quemado Ranger District

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019 Size: ~ 1158 Cause: Lightning Containment: 48% Vegetation: Transitional, moving up Mangas Mountain from piñon-juniper grasslands through ponderosa pine, into dry mixed conifer, and finally to wet mixed conifer and aspen. Resources: One Type 3 helicopter, 2 IHC (Hotshot)crews, […]

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Gila National Forest – Elk Fire June 13, 2019 – Quemado Ranger District

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019 Size: ~ 1051 Cause: Lightning Containment: 48% Vegetation: Transitional moving up Mangas Mountain from piñon-juniper grasslands to ponderosa pine, and dry mixed conifer to wet mixed conifer with aspen. Resources: One Type 3 helicopter, 2 IHC (Hotshot)crews, 1 Wildland […]

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Gila National Forest – Elk Fire June 11, 2019 – Quemado Ranger District

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019 Size: ~660 acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 48% Vegetation: Transitional moving up Mangas Mountain from piñon-juniper grasslands to ponderosa pine, and dry mixed conifer to wet mixed conifer with aspen. Resources: Two Type 3 helicopters, 4 IHC (Hotshot)crews, 2 Type […]

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Gila National Forest – Elk Fire June 11, 2019 – Quemado Ranger District

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019           Size: ~660 acres                       Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Transitional moving up Mangas Mountain from pinyon juniper grasslands to ponderosa pine, to dry mixed conifer to wet mixed conifer with aspen. Resources: Two Type 3 helicopters, 4 IHC (Hotshot)crews, 2 Type 2 […]

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Morris Creek Fire – Colfax County – 07/13/18

Last Update for the Morris Creek Fire Which Is 77% Contained Friday, July 13, 2018 Morris Creek Fire Information Phone: 505-476-3209 Location: 15 miles west of Miami, New Mexico, in Colfax County Start Date: June 29, 2018   Cause: Lightning Size: Approximately 1,671 Acres   Percent Contained: 77% Vegetation: Timber, closed timber litter, grass   Resources Assigned: 192 personnel […]

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Morris Creek Fire – Colfax County – 07/12/18

Morris Creek Fire Receives Much Needed Rain Thursday, July 12, 2018 Morris Creek Fire Information Phone: (575) 383-4597  Location: 15 miles west of Miami, New Mexico, in Colfax County Start Date: June 29, 2018   Cause: Lightning Size: Approximately 1,671 Acres   Percent Contained: 60% Vegetation: Timber, closed timber litter, grass   Resources Assigned: 192 personnel Incident Commander: Dave […]

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Morris Creek Fire – Colfax County – 07/11/18

Low Relative Humidity Increased Fire Behavior Yesterday Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Morris Creek Fire Information Phone: (575) 383-4597  Location: 15 miles west of Miami, New Mexico, in Colfax County Start Date: June 29, 2018   Cause: Lightning Size: Approximately 1,620 Acres   Percent Contained: 60% Vegetation: Timber, closed timber litter, grass   Resources Assigned: 191 personnel Incident Commander: Dave […]

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Morris Creek Fire – Colfax County – 07/10/18

Morris Creek Fire Had Minimal Fire Behavior Yesterday Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Morris Creek Fire Information Phone: (575) 383-4597  Location: 15 miles west of Miami, New Mexico, in Colfax county Start Date: June 29, 2018   Cause: Lightning Size: Approximately 1,620 Acres   Percent Contained: 60% Vegetation: Timber, closed timber litter, grass   Resources Assigned: 198 personnel Incident Commander: […]

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Morris Creek Fire – Colfax County – 07/09/18

Dry, Hot Conditions Forecasted for the Morris Creek Fire Monday, July 9, 2018 Morris Canyon Fire Information Phone: (575) 383-4597  Location: 15 miles west of Miami, New Mexico, in Colfax county Start Date: June 29, 2018   Cause: Lightning Size: Approximately 1,620 Acres   Percent Contained: 60% Vegetation: Timber, closed timber litter, grass   Resources Assigned: 213 personnel Incident […]

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Morris Creek Fire – Colfax County – 07/03/18

Alan Sinclair’s SW Incident Management Team #3 Assumes Command of Morris Creek Fire Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Morris Creek Fire Information Phone (575) 383 4597 Morriscreekfireinfo@gmail.com  All land management agencies and Colfax County have implemented fire restrictions area wide with few exceptions. Fireworks are prohibited area wide due to extreme fire conditions except authorized displays […]

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Gila National Forest – Ranch Fire Update June 24, 2018

Acres: 370                                                                                             Start Date: June 21, 2018 Cause: Under Investigation Location: 4 miles north of Saliz Pass (Gila NF) Containment: 70%                                                                              Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 204 General Information: On Thursday, June 21 a structure fire was reported northeast of Saliz Pass. The fire crossed US Highway 180 and impacted […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire for June 24, 2018

Acres: 49,909                                                                                       Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 85%                                                                              Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 140 General Information: Apache Creek Campground is open, all other closures regarding the Buzzard fire remain the same. Fire Operations: Buzzard fire operations went well yesterday with crews […]

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TYPE 4 TEAM IN COMMAND

DOG HEAD FIRE UPDATE – 6/29/2016, 10:00 A.M. Acres: 17,912                                                                                     Containment: 95% Cause: Human – under investigation                                                  Start Date: June 14, 2016 Jurisdiction:  Cibola National Forest, NM State Forestry, Southern Pueblo Agency/BIA, BLM Location:  6 miles NW of Tajique, NM Vegetation:  Heavy fuels, dead and down timber, ponderosa pine stands Damage Assessment: 12 single […]

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BEGIN TRANSITIONING BACK TO THE DISTRICT

DOG HEAD FIRE UPDATE – 6/28/2016, 8:00 A.M. Acres: 17,912                                                                                     Containment: 91% Cause: Human – under investigation                                                  Start Date: June 14, 2016 Jurisdiction:  Cibola National Forest, NM State Forestry, Southern Pueblo Agency/BIA, BLM Location:  6 miles NW of Tajique, NM Vegetation:  Heavy fuels, dead and down timber, ponderosa pine stands Damage Assessment: 12 single […]

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REHABILITATION NEARING COMPLETION

DOG HEAD FIRE UPDATE – 6/27/2016, 8:00 A.M. Acres: 17,912                                                                                     Containment: 90% Cause: Human – under investigation                                                  Start Date: June 14, 2016 Jurisdiction:  Cibola National Forest, NM State Forestry, Southern Pueblo Agency/BIA, BLM Location:  6 miles NW of Tajique, NM Vegetation:  Heavy fuels, dead and down timber, ponderosa pine stands Damage Assessment: 12 single […]

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FIRE ACTIVITY AT A LOW, REHABILITAION DANGERS HIGH

DOG HEAD FIRE UPDATE – 6/26/2016, 8:00 A.M. Acres: 17,912                                                                                     Containment: 90% Cause: Human – under investigation                                                  Start Date: June 14, 2016 Jurisdiction:  Cibola National Forest, NM State Forestry, Southern Pueblo Agency/BIA, BLM Location:  6 miles NW of Tajique, NM Vegetation:  Heavy fuels, dead and down timber, ponderosa pine stands Damage Assessment: 12 […]

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DAMAGE ASSESSMENT NUMBERS REDUCED

DOG HEAD FIRE UPDATE – 6/25/2016, 8:00 A.M. Acres: 17,912                                                                                     Containment: 90% Cause: Human – under investigation                                                  Start Date: June 14, 2016 Jurisdiction:  Cibola National Forest, NM State Forestry, Southern Pueblo Agency/BIA, BLM Location:  6 miles NW of Tajique, NM Vegetation:  Heavy fuels, dead and down timber, ponderosa pine stands Damage Assessment: 12 […]

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Dog Head Fire Daily 9:30 am Update

Potential for Outflow Winds Associated with Possible Thunderstorms Today DOG HEAD FIRE UPDATE – 6/22/2016, 8:00 A.M.     Acres: 17,912                                                                                     Containment: 61% Cause: Human – under investigation                                                  Start Date: June 14, 2016 Jurisdiction:  Cibola National Forest, NM State Forestry, Southern Pueblo Agency/BIA, BLM Location:  6 miles NW of Tajique, NM Vegetation:  Heavy fuels, […]

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Dog Head Fire Projected Smoke Impacts June 20th

Projected Smoke Impacts: Dog Head and North Fire (24 hour AQI– PM 2.5) Forecast valid for 5 pm, Monday, June 20 to 5 pm Tuesday June 21st. Dog Head Fire: Although there is still heat within the fire perimeter, significant smoke production is not expected today. Moderate smoke impacts are expected near the fire. Any […]

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