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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Stay up to date with wildfires near you!

As we enter our fire season in NM, you’ll want the latest information on wildfires, especially those nearby.  Here are some ways to stay in the loop! Follow us here, on Facebook.com/nmfireinfo, or @NMFireInfo. Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov./ Sign up at https://wildfiresnearme.wfmrda.com/ To learn more go to our Information page.

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Make it your goal to extinguish hot coals!

Make it your goal to extinguish hot coals. If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir and repeat until cold! #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #SmokeyBear From Smokey Bear: How to maintain and extinguish your campfire From the U.S. Forest Service: How to Start and Put Out a Campfire  

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Safe target shooting to prevent wildfires!

Set your sights on safe target shooting!  Exploding targets and some types of ammunition can cause wildfires.  Learn more from the exploding targets and rifle bullet studies by the U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.   #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: After a wildfire

Events after a wildfire can be as damaging or more than from the fire itself.  A fire-adapted community is a more resilient community. https://www.afterwildfirenm.org//  #NMFire #WildfireSafety #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Prevent wildfires when welding, grinding or cutting metal

Be prepared and stay alert for fire when welding, grinding, or cutting metal.  Tips: Avoid hot, dry and windy days, be prepared with water, shovel and fire extinguisher, assign someone as a fire watch, use a welding blanket or other spark barrier.  One less spark, one less wildfire! https://nmfireinfo.com/links/outdoor-fire-safety/one-less-spark/ #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Join your Fire Adapted Community Learning Network!

Wildfire has no boundaries. Join your Fire Adapted Community Learning Network, help protect your home, family and community. https://facnm.org/join-the-network  #WildfireSafety #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek Explore all the resources and connections you can make on https://facnm.org/!

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Maintain spark arrestors on small equipment and prevent wildfires!

Maintain spark arrestors on chainsaws, generators, and other small equipment. One less spark, one less wildfire! Info about spark arrestors.  #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek  https://goo.gl/kCkMQH  

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: 7 ways to reduce your wildfire risk in 1 day!

From Firewise, here are seven ways to reduce your wildfire risk in just one day! Plan a project this weekend. Little things can make a big difference!  https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Wildfire-safety-tips  #WildfireSafety #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek About Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Learn before you burn waste and debris!

Learn before you burn waste and debris. Backyard Debris Burning Safety. Check weather http://www.weather.gov & local regulations. Only burn natural materials & vegetation. Look up, down, and around for a clear area. Don’t walk away until it’s out cold! #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek About Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Does your community have a wildfire protection plan?

Do you know whether your community or county has a wildfire protection plan?To find out, visit NM State Forestry at https://bit.ly/391mA3z and become involved! #WildfireSafety #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Check for fire restrictions before you go

Hot and dry outside? There may be fire restrictions in place. Check  fire information and restrictions at NMFireInfo.com, @NMFireInfo, Firerestrictions.us/nm/, or call 877-864-6985.  #NMFire #PreventWildfires #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020  

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Would your home survive a wildfire?

Showers of embers ahead of a wildfire can burn homes down. Protect your home from wildfire by removing leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3a0htk8, https://nmfireinfo.com/information/ #NMFire #WildfireSafety #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Prevent wildfires with a pre-trip vehicle check

Prevent wildfires with a pre-trip check of your vehicle.  Check tire pressure and ensure chains or other items aren’t dragging.  Regular maintenance is essential! One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire. Learn more at: https://goo.gl/kCkMQH #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: When wildfire strikes will you be ready?

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: When wildfire strikes will you be ready?

When wildfire strikes will you be ready?  Make a plan to evacuate your family and pets. See the NM Ready, Set, Go! Guide. #NMFire #WildfireSafety #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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BLM to conduct prescribed fire in Cibola County

Between March 19 – April 30, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office will conduct the Chain of Craters prescribed burn in the El Malpais National Conservation Area, weather permitting.  The burn will be conducted in several phases during this timeframe and consists of approximately 2,500 acres of ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper. […]

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BLM prescribed fires in Lincoln County Spring 2020

Continuing this Spring, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.  There are two burn units totalling 780 acres located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area.  Another 20-acre unit is located two miles […]

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BLM plans prescribed burns near Tres Piedras and Cerro March 2020

Beginning March 4, and continuing for up to 30 days, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burns in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument on the Guadalupe Mountains south of Cerro, N.M., and on Pot Mountain approximately 7 miles west of Cerro, N.M.  Smoke may be visible from highways NM 522, […]

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Take Action Now to Protect Your Home from Wildfire

It may seem premature to plan for the upcoming fire season while there is still snow in some areas, but fire managers from New Mexico State Forestry, the Bureau of Land Management, and Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are encouraging residents to take action now to help protect their homes in the event of […]

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2020-2021 Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program Application Period Open

New Mexico Counties has announced that applications for the Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant are now being accepted.  This program is offered by New Mexico Counties and funded by Bureau of Land Management New Mexico.  This grant program assists communities in New Mexico that are near BLM lands and would be affected by wildfire.  Approximately $260,000 […]

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BLM plans prescribed burn in Socorro County in Feb.-March, 2020

Between Feb. 10 and March 20, the Bureau of Land Management’s Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office, White Sands Missile Range and private landowners plan to burn up to 1,100 acres east of Socorro, NM.  Four separate units of sacaton grass and brush will be burned, weather permitting.  Two […]

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