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Wildfire Preparedness Is Year Round: Prepare for Flames and Sparks Before Wildfire Season

With wildfire season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare your home and yard for wildfire. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The April message from the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico, Fire Adapted New Mexico learning network (FACNM) […]

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Check local fire bans

Climate change & extreme drought equal a perfect recipe for wildfire. Prepare for outdoor activities by first checking with your local government & fire department for current fire restrictions. Additional info here: NMfireinfo.com/restrictions/ #PreventWildfires #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Check for Restrictions

Do you know where to find out whether fire bans or restrictions are in effect? Learn more at NMfireinfo.com/fire-restrictions #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #NMFire

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Choose Safe Targets

Choose an area free of dry grass or brush to set up your target to avoid ignitions, especially if using steel targets or exploding targets. Exploding targets are prohibited on federal lands in NM and AZ. Wildfire Ignition from Exploding Targets #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Target Shoot Safely!

Set your sights on safe target shooting!  Some types of ammunition can cause wildfires.  Rifle Bullet Ignition (firelab.org) #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Minimize the Impact

Is your community prepared for wildfire? Proactive communities play a key role in minimizing the impact of wildfire. Become fire-adapted by taking steps now to prepare. Learn more at FACNM.org, FireAdaptedCommunitiesVideo, FirewiseUSA®-NewMexico #FireAdaptedNM #FirewiseUSA #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Prepare Now!

Begin now to organize an event or plan to participate in your community’s Wildfire Preparedness Day, May 7, 2022! Learn more at Wildfire Community Preparedness Day | NFPA and Facnm.org/events.  #NMFire #WildfireSafety #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Prevent Campfire Escapes

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! Campfire Safety (NMFireInfo.com) and Smokey Bear (smokeybear.com). #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #SmokeyBear 

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BLM plans prescribed burn activities in Chaves and Lincoln counties

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct prescribed fire operations beginning this week and lasting through May. The agency plans to burn approximately 1,400 acres throughout Chaves and eastern Lincoln counties. The operations are weather dependent and will take several days to complete. Smoke from the burn may be visible from Roswell, Midway, Dexter, […]

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Prescribed Burn in Dripping Springs Natural Area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning a prescribed burn at the Dripping Springs Natural Area near Las Cruces, N.M. The Dripping Springs prescribed burn is planned for Feb. 15, 2022. Smoke will be highly visible to the City of Las Cruces and the surrounding communities. The Dripping Springs Trail, which begins at the […]

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Prescribed fire planned in Lincoln County

Beginning the week of Feb. 7, 2022, and possibly continuing through March, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct prescribed fire operations approximately ten miles northeast of Ruidoso and six miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County. The 600-acre Eastwell slash pile unit is located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. […]

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BLM NM Transfers Fire Engine to White Oaks Fire District

On January 20, BLM New Mexico transferred a fire engine to White Oaks Fire District (FD), located in Lincoln County, New Mexico, through the BLM’s Rural Fire Readiness (RFR) program. The transfer took place at the Lincoln County Office of Emergency Services in Ruidoso. The White Oaks FD and Lincoln County have a strong working […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Prune Your Trees for Those Hotter Degrees!!

Recognizing that longer, more extreme fire seasons are likely to continue, preparing our homes, properties, and communities for wildfire is more important than ever. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The February message from the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico, and partners at […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Otero County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in conjunction with Holloman Air Force Base, is planning a prescribed burn within Otero County in southern New Mexico February 8th. In total, 15-20 BLM firefighters and personnel will monitor the fire. These burns are being conducted to reduce the risk of wildfire spreading to public lands from the […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned in Socorro County

On February 9, 2022, the Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with Holloman Air Force Base, is planning a prescribed burn in Socorro County. Personnel will concentrate their efforts on burning the Red Rio Bombing Range, located on White Sands Missile Range and approximately 18 miles west of Carrizozo. An anticipated 300 acres of grassland […]

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Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Application Period Opens Jan. 27, 2022

New Mexico Counties, in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico State Office, is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Wildfire Risk Reduction Program for Rural Communities. The grant program assists at-risk communities throughout New Mexico in reducing their risk from wildland fire on non-federal lands. Funding for this program is provided by the […]

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Prescribed Fires Beginning Jan. 26: Bureau of Land Management – Albuquerque District

Beginning on Jan. 26 and likely continuing through the weekend, the Bureau of Land Management, Albuquerque District, plans to begin ignitions in several prescribed fire units on the district. Fire crews will begin at the Wild Horse Slash Pit, located off of the Wood Camp Road near the Wild Horse subdivision in Catron County. Following […]

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San Pedro Prescribed Fire to Continue Jan. 25, 2022

Beginning tomorrow, Jan. 25, the Bureau of Land Management, Farmington District, plans to complete the final 10-15 acres of the San Pedro Prescribed Fire. The prescribed fire consists of burning piles located interior of the burn area and consisting of larger wood pieces and branches that will create visible smoke from surrounding communities and Highway […]

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BLM to continue prescribed fire operations near San Pedro

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office will continue prescribed burn operations near San Pedro, N.M., throughout the month of January. The agency began burn operations in November with the intent to burn up to 200 acres near San Pedro in two units. The first unit is located on BLM-managed lands in Santa […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Is Year-Round: Don’t Be a Turkey-Keep Fire Safety First

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and while many New Mexicans are planning their holiday menu, please remember that carelessness while cooking can lead to a fire tragedy. Your NM wildfire agencies and partners want to ensure that your Thanksgiving is a happy time with family and friends by sharing some simple safety recommendations. Continuing with our […]

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