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BLM Implements Fire Restrictions at Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and the Lincoln Tracts

Due to current and projected fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management Roswell Field Office will enact fire restrictions beginning Friday, April 20, for the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and the Lincoln Tracts, parcels of BLM-managed public lands in and around the community of Lincoln, New Mexico. PROHIBITIONS: 1. Building, maintaining, attending […]

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Pelona Mountain Prescribed Fire Postponed

The Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office and Gila National Forest have postponed the Pelona Mountain Prescribed Fire in Catron County. Opportunities to continue this project will be evaluated later.

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BLM IMPLEMENTS FIRE RESTRICTIONS FOR SANTA FE COUNTY

The Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office is initiating emergency fire prevention restrictions on public lands managed by the Taos Field Office in Santa Fe County, beginning Tuesday, April 17, 2018, due to high fire potential. The restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. “We are joining our county and federal partners in […]

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BLM issues temporary public land closure in Cibola County for Bluewater Fire

The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with the Cibola National Forest, is temporarily closing public lands in Cibola County within the area of the Bluewater Fire to all unauthorized entry, effective immediately. This closure will remain in effect until the Bluewater Fire is declared controlled. This closure affects public lands within the Bluewater Creek […]

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NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit, April 10-12 in Santa Fe

Join community members, government leaders, emergency responders, businesses, and wildland fire agencies April 10-12, for the 2018 New Mexico Wildland Urban Fire Summit at the Lodge in Santa Fe. The Summit agenda includes a field day to see three unique areas working toward aspects of fire preparedness and adaptability. April 11, 4-5pm: FREE session for the […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned Near Carlsbad

Beginning Wednesday, March 7, the Bureau of Land Management Carlsbad Field Office will begin prescribed burns at five locations through the month, weather permitting.  Signs to alert the public of the burn operations will be posted.  Public entry into the project area is discouraged.  The locations are listed below or you can view the map 2018 […]

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BLM Prescribed Burns Planned for Lincoln County, Jan.-March 2018

Beginning in late January, and continuing through March 2018, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burn operations within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area.  There are five prescribed fire units within the NCA located about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and five miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.  The […]

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Prescribed Fire Planned for McKinley and Sandoval Counties; January-March 2018

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct an approximately 300 acre prescribed fire within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas from January to March, weather permitting.  This is a continuation of a project in the area known as Mesa Chivato, located west of Highway 550 and approximately 15 […]

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BLM to conduct three prescribed burns in Catron County

SOCORRO, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management is planning to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County from Nov. 15, 2017 – April 1, 2018, weather permitting. The Pietown pile burn will be 20 acres in size, and will be conducted one mile west of Pietown and immediately […]

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Escondido Fire has grown to 500 acres

This is an update on the lightning-caused Escondido Fire, located in a remote section of the Mount Taylor Ranger District, approximately 20 miles northeast of Grants, NM.  The fire is being actively managed to achieve optimal resource benefits and it has grown to 500 acres in size. Located within the Black Mesa Wildlife Improvement project […]

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Prescribed burns planned for Lincoln County in late September

Beginning in late September, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burn operations north of the town of Lincoln. The burn unit includes 13 acres of cut and piled piñon and juniper located on the north side of the Rio Bonito in Tract 3 of the Rio Bonito Acquired Lands, adjacent to Lincoln. […]

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Smokey Bear Celebrates 73 Years Today

New Mexico is the home of Smokey Bear and we want to wish him a happy birthday! Check out the true story of Smokey and the history of the fire prevention campaign. You can visit the Smokey Bear Historical Park in Capitan, NM to learn more!  

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Wildfire Named the “Visitor Center Fire” Burning SW of Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center

A 2 acre fire burning southwest of the Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center at Pilar, NM, has been named the Visitor Center Fire.  The Visitor Center Fire is not within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument as initially reported but is on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Taos Field Office.  The […]

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New Fire in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

A small wildfire has been reported in the cliffs above the Rio Grande Visitor Center in Pilar, NM. The cause is believed to be a lightning strike that flared up today, putting up a column of smoke. Firefighters from Taos BLM are on scene and monitoring the fire. Current estimate is 1.5 acres.

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Tiffany Fire Contained – Final Update – 7/14

The Tiffany Fire is now 100% contained and 9,200 acres.  Fire managers will continue to monitor the fire.  Smoke and torching may be visible for several days as heavy fuels burn out within the interior.  The Fort Craig Historic Site is open to the public.

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Tiffany Fire Update 7/9 – 10am

The Tiffany Fire is now 90% contained and 9,200 acres.  Interior smoke will be visible as heavy pockets of vegetation burn down.  Crews will continue to monitor the fire and work the perimeter.  Full containment is expected later this week. To view a map and photos of the Tiffany Fire go to: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5302/

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Tiffany Fire Update 7/6

The Tiffany Fire south of Socorro remains 79% contained and approximately 9,200 acres. Today crews will continue to work on securing the fire perimeter. Interior smoke may be visible as pockets of vegetation burn out. Full containment is expected next week.  Temperatures today will be in the upper 90s with winds in the afternoon from the southeast. The Fort […]

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Tiffany Fire Update – 7/5 – 9am

The Tiffany Fire is approximately 9,200 acres and 79% contained.  The burnout operation in Tiffany Basin was successful and crews will work today to secure the fire perimeter in that area.  Progress was also made near Fort Craig, which is expected to reopen Saturday (7/8).  Helicopters continue to support ground resources with critical water drops.  Weather conditions […]

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Burnout Operation on Tiffany Fire Today (7/4)

An significant increase in smoke will occur today on the Tiffany Fire South of Socorro. Fire managers will be conducting an approximately 1,200 acre burnout operation in the Tiffany Basin area.  Aerial ignitions will occur via helicopter, bringing the fire edge to an area that firefighters can access safely and ensure containment in that area.  […]

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Know Where Fireworks Are Legal to Use

Fire officials in New Mexico would like everyone to enjoy and celebrate the holiday safely.  It’s important to know that fireworks may be legal to buy in New Mexico but are not legal to use everywhere in the state. Know Before You Go: Check with local authorities for legal and safe places to use fireworks. […]

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