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Morris Creek Fire – Colfax County – 07/08/18

Morris Creek Fire Did Not Receive Rain Yesterday as Anticipated Sunday, July 8, 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 1,623 Acres   Percent Contained: 60% Vegetation: Timber, closed timber litter, grass   Resources Assigned: 216 […]

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

Morris Creek Fire Activity Continues to Diminish Saturday, July 7, 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 1,625 Acres   Percent Contained: 60% Vegetation: Timber, closed timber litter, grass   Resources Assigned: 216 personnel Incident Commander: […]

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Morris Creek Fire – Colfax County – 07/06/18

Morris Creek Fire Receives Brief Heavy Period of Rain Friday, July 6, 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 1,604 Acres   Percent Contained: 46% Vegetation: Timber, closed timber litter, grass   Resources Assigned: 255 […]

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Morris Creek Fire – Colfax County – 07/05/18

Monsoon Rains Forecast Over Morris Creek Fire Area Tuesday, July 5, 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 1,604 Acres   Percent Contained: 40% Vegetation: Timber, closed timber litter, grass   Resources Assigned: 260 personnel […]

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Morris Creek Fire – Colfax County – 07/04/18

Increased Thunderstorms Forecast Tuesday, July 4, 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 due to extreme fire conditions except authorized displays in Raton and Eagle Nest. No fires, fireworks, or other flame producing activities […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire for June 25, 2018

Acres: 50, 296                                                                                      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: 109  General Information:  Apache Creek Campground is open, all other closures regarding the Buzzard fire remain the same. Fire Operations: Minimal fire behavior has been observed, […]

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Gila National Forest – Ranch Fire Update June 25, 2018

Acres: 370                                                                                             Start Date: June 21, 2018 Cause: Under Investigation Location: 4 miles north of Saliz Pass (Gila NF) Containment: 75%                                                                              Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 102 General Information: Ranch Fire transitioned to a Type 4 organization. Several of the resources demobilizing will remain at the Luna Work Center for […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire for June 23, 2018

Acres: 49,449                                                                                       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: 130  General Information:  Apache Creek Campgound will be opening today, all other closures regarding the Buzzard fire remain the same. Firefighters will continue firing operations and suppression […]

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Gila National Forest – Ranch Fire Update June 23, 2018

Acres: 370                                                                                             Start Date: June 21, 2018 Cause: Under Investigation Location: 4 miles north of Saliz Pass (Gila NF) Containment: 50%                                                                              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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June 17 – Ute Park Fire Final Update

Acres: 36,740 acres (26,387 acres on Philmont Scout Ranch) Percent Containment: 97% Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation Jurisdiction: New Mexico, State and Private Land Fuels: grass, piñon-juniper and ponderosa pine Origin Location: Near Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Resources: 59 personnel, 2 crews, […]

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June 17- Cottonwood Fire Final Update

Final Update Cottonwood Fire – June 17, 2018 Acres: 310 acres Percent Containment: 80% Start Date: June 14, 2018 Cause: Unknown Jurisdiction: Private Fuels: Grass, brush, timber Origin Location: Vermejo Ranch area, Raton, New Mexico, 12 miles north of Cimarron, New Mexico Latitude: 36.44 35 Longitude: -104 55.07 Resources: 2 crews, 2 engines, 4 overhead Yesterday firefighters took advantage of the precipitation over the fire […]

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June 16 – Cottonwood Fire Daily Update

Firefighters Continue Efforts to Contain Cottonwood Fire  Cottonwood Fire – June 16, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 310 acres Percent Containment: 15% Start Date: June 14, 2018 Cause: Unknown, under investigation Jurisdiction: Private Fuels: Grass, brush, timber Origin Location: Vermejo Ranch area, Raton, NM, 12 miles north of Cimarron, NM Latitude: 36.44 35 Longitude: -104 55.07 Resources: 5 crews, 2 helicopter, 4 engines, 5 overhead This […]

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June 16- Ute Park Fire Daily Update

Inclement Weather Expected Ute Park Fire – June 16, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 36,740 acres (26,387 acres on Philmont Scout Ranch)         Percent Containment: 97% Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation Jurisdiction: New Mexico, State and Private Land Fuels: grass, piñon-juniper and ponderosa pine Origin Location: Near Highway 64 in Ute Park, […]

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June 15- Cottonwood Fire Daily Update

Firefighters Work to Contain Cottonwood Fire June 15, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 80 acres Percent Containment: 10% Start Date: June 14, 2018 Cause: Unknown, under investigation Jurisdiction: Private Fuels: Grass, brush, timber Origin Location: Vermejo Ranch area, Raton, NM, 12 miles north of Cimarron, NM Latitude: 36.44 35 Longitude: -104 55.07 Resources: 4 crews, 1 helicopter, 4 engines, 4 overhead This new fire is burning […]

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June 15- Ute Park Fire Daily Update

Tourists Visiting Area Should Use Caution Ute Park Fire – June 15, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 36,740 acres (26,387 acres on Philmont Scout Ranch)         Percent Containment: 95% Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation Jurisdiction: New Mexico, State and Private Land Fuels: grass, piñon-juniper and ponderosa pine Origin Location: Near Highway 64 […]

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Cottonwood Fire – Colfax County – 6/14/18

Acres: 90 acres                                                                                                          […]

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Cottonwood Fire – Colfax County- 6/14/18

NORTHERN NEW MEXICO TYPE 3 INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM JAMIE LONG – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 20 acres Percent Containment: 0% Start Date: June 14, 2018 Cause: Unknown, under investigation Jurisdiction: Private Fuels: Grass, brush, timber Origin Location: Vermejo Ranch area, Raton, NM, 12 miles north of Cimarron, NM Latitude: 36.44 35 Longitude: -104 55.07 Resources: 1 crew, 2 helicopters, 4 engines, additional resources ordered This new […]

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June 14 Ute Park Fire- For Your Safety

A few important things to remember if you are thinking of visiting Cimarron Canyon soon.  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5820/43261/  

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June 14- Ute Park Fire Daily Update

Fire Area Received Rain Yesterday Ute Park Fire – June 14, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 36,740 acres (26,387 acres on Philmont Scout Ranch)         Percent Containment: 95% Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation Jurisdiction: New Mexico, State and Private Land Fuels: grass, piñon-juniper and ponderosa pine Origin Location: Near Highway 64 in […]

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Ute Park Fire Stakeholder Meeting June 15

Ute Park Fire Stakeholders Meeting Date: Friday June 15, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Philmont Scout Ranch Philmont Training Center Beaubien Room USDA NRCS is holding a Stakeholders meeting to discuss the potential implementation of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWPP). Anyone interested in obtaining more information on the program can attend. If you have […]

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