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Fire activity on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District decreasing

GRANTS, NM; August 8, 2018 – For Immediate Release –The Pecos Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands is scheduled to be transitioned back to local fire management on Friday, August 10, 2018. The Team was brought on to manage the Mariposa […]

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Mariposa fire final update

             Media Contact: Nick Smokovich PIO  575-937-0839 Mariposa Fire Update for Mt. Taylor Ranger District Grants, NM; August 6, 2018 – For Immediate Release: Sunday the 5th significant rain fell on the fire. Fire size remains at 895 acres. 50% contained Started by lightning on Sunday 7/29 on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Cibola National […]

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Mariposa fire Update 8.5.18

Grants, NM; August 5, 2018 – For Immediate Release: Started by lightning on Sunday 7/29 on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Cibola National Forest. 87 Multi-agency firefighters are on this incident, including NM State Forestry, NM-IWC Inmate Crews, Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia Counties, US Forest Service, BIA, BLM, Zuni, Ramah and Acoma Crews, Cities of […]

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Mariposa fire update 8/4/18

        Media Contact: Nick Smokovich PIO  575-937-0839 Mariposa and Local Fire Updates  Mt. Taylor Ranger District Grants, NM; August 4, 2018 – For Immediate Release: Lightning storm on Sunday 7/29 ignited multiple small fire starts around the Mt. Taylor Ranger District. 119 Multi-agency firefighters responded to these fires including NM State Forestry, NM-IWC Inmate Crews, […]

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Mariposa fire update 8/3/18

Mariposa Fire Update on Mt. Taylor Ranger District Grants, NM; August 3, 2018 – For Immediate Release –Lighting from a storm on Sunday 7/29 started multiple wildfire’s around the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Mariposa is the largest of these. The Pecos Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team from southeast New Mexico’s is assisting in the […]

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Mariposa Fire update 8/2/18

Grants, NM; August 2, 2018 – For Immediate Release –Lighting from a storm on Sunday 7/29 started multiple wildfire’s around the Mt. Taylor Ranger District.  One lighting strike hit between Guadalupe Spring and Mariposa Water Tank, it is in a remote location and with fire weather conditions experienced Monday the Mariposa wildfire quickly became too […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Luera Mountains on State Trust Land South of Datil, NM

Contact: Mark Meyers, Forester (505) 946-7082 The New Mexico State Land Office is preparing for a prescribed burn from May 30-June 10, 2017 on state trust land approximately 30 miles south of Datil, NM in the Luera Mountains. The intent of the burn is to reintroduce fire into the ecosystem.  Returning fire to the area after […]

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Baca Fire, May 18, 2017 at 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    670 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, […]

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Baca Fire, May 17, 2017

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    670 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, grass. Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources:    3 […]

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Baca Fire, May 16, 2017 at 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    400 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, Grass Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources:    3 […]

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School Fire Final Update

Reserve, NM; July 18, 2016 – The School Fire on the Reserve Ranger District will still produce smoke as logs and snags are consumed within the 7,315 acres. The fire was started by lightning on July 8, 2016 near the junction of Snow Lake and Willow Creek along Forest Road 28 (Bursum Road) and County […]

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The School Fire at 7,315 Acres

Reserve, NM; July 17, 2016 – The School Fire on the Reserve Ranger District remains actively burning within the management perimeter; with 70% containment. The fire was started by lightning on July 8, 2016 near the junction of Snow Lake and Willow Creek along Forest Road 28 (Bursum Road) and County Road CAT-CO21 (Snow Lake […]

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The School Fire at 6,500 Acres

Reserve, NM; July 16, 2016 – The School fire on the Reserve Ranger District remains active and has now consumed 6,500 acres within the management perimeter; with 50% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on July 8, 2016 and is located at the junction of Snow Lake and Willow Creek along Forest Road 28 (Bursum Road) […]

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The School Fire at 5,905 Acres

Reserve, NM; July 15, 2016 – The School fire on the Reserve Ranger District is remains active and has now consumed 5,905 acres within the management perimeter; with 20% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on July 8, 2016 and is located at the junction of Snow Lake and Willow Creek along the Forest Road 28 […]

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The School Fire at 1500 Acres

Reserve, NM; July 13, 2016 – The School fire on the Reserve Ranger District increased in size yesterday and is now 1500 acres within the management perimeter; at 0% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on July 8, 2016 and is located at the junction of Snow Lake and Willow Creek along the Forest Road 28 […]

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The North Fire Held at 36,246 Acres

Magdalena, NM; June 23, 2016 – The North fire on the Magdalena Ranger District held at 36,246 acres; at 36% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. It continues to be actively managed for multiple resource benefits.   Crews continue […]

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The North Fire at 36,246 Acres

  Magdalena, NM; June 22, 2016 – The North fire on the Magdalena Ranger District increased in size yesterday and is now 36,246 acres; at 36% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. It continues to be actively managed for […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – North Fire Grows to 36,246 Acres

 Magdalena, NM; June 21, 2016 – The North fire on the Magdalena Ranger District increases in size yesterday and is now 36,246 acres; at 30% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. It continues to be actively managed for multiple […]

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