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BLM Roswell issues emergency closure for Ft. Stanton-Snowy River Cave NCA and Lincoln tracts

Due to extreme fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management Roswell Field Office will temporarily close the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and Rio Bonito Acquired Lands, also known as the Lincoln tracts. The closure is effective on May 25, 2022, at 8 a.m., and will continue until further notice.   During the […]

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Multi-agency National Fire Prevention and Education Team in SW

Human causes, associated with debris burning, target shooting, OHV off road use and vehicle-related fires are responsible for the majority of wildfires in the southwest. In an effort to curb human-caused wildfires, a multi-agency National Fire Prevention and Education Team (NFPET) has been established to help promote fire safety messaging. This team, comprised of professionals […]

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BLM Taos increases fire restrictions to include limits on target shooting-5/11/22

Due to increased fire danger and prolonged drought, the BLM has updated Fire Prevention Order # NMF00000-22-01 to state that, “Recreational target shooting within the BLM Taos Field Office boundary is permissible daily between sunrise and 11 a.m. Users shooting in the area must have a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher of not less than 8 ounces […]

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NM Fire Information Resources

A list of official fire information resources for large wildfire incidents in New Mexico NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: NM Roads – Official Road Status for the State of NM (road closures, etc.) Map of Wildfires in NM (zoom into specific fires) To contact a specific incident, follow the link below: Additional […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Update-5/8/22

Phone Line: 505-357-0683; Hours: 8 am – 5 pm Email: 2022.cookspeak@firenet.gov Acres: 59,359 acres   Containment: 97% Cause: Human, under investigation Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Fuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM Fire Update:  Throughout the fire, smoke may be […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Update: Morning-5/6/22

Acres: 59,359 acres  Containment: 97% Cause: Human, under investigation Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Fuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM A Type 3 Incident Management Team took command of the Cooks Peak fire at 5 p.m., Thursday 5 May 2022.  […]

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Critical Fire Weather in NM Expected May 6-10

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a warning of extreme fire conditions across NM. A relentless period of strong winds and dangerous fire weather will exacerbate the fire threat. Widespread critical to extreme fire weather is likely on Saturday and Sunday, and possibly through Wednesday. Residents should remain on high alert to prevent […]

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Colfax County Evacuation Update for Cooks Peak Fire 5/5/22 at 5pm

Effective at 5pm on the Cooks Peak Fire, Colfax County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with Colfax County Emergency Management, is removing all communities OFF Evacuation status. The containment of the Cooks Peak Fire is at 97% with 59,359 acres burned. The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 will transfer command to a Type 3 team […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Wildfire season is here. Pack a go bag and keep it near!

With the 2022 wildfire season off to an early start in New Mexico, it is vital to have an emergency kit and an evacuation plan in place for you and your family. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The May message from a partnership […]

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BLM Las Cruces District implements fire restrictions across public lands-5/2/22

The Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District is implementing fire restrictions on May 2, 2022, to reduce the risk of wildfire on public lands in Doña Ana, Otero, Luna, Sierra, Grant and Hidalgo counties. When visiting public lands, visitors need to be aware of the prohibited acts in the fire restrictions, which will remain […]

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BLM Albuquerque District implements fire restrictions across public lands

Due to high fire danger and prolonged drought, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing fire restrictions on public lands in Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, Socorro, Torrance and Valencia Counties. The restrictions will go into effect on April 29, 2022, at 12 a.m. and will remain in effect until further notice.  Building, maintaining, attending, […]

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BLM Pecos District implements fire restrictions across public lands – 4/28/22 at 8am

Due to high fire danger and prolonged drought, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing fire restrictions on public lands in Chaves, DeBaca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Guadalupe, Quay and Roosevelt counties in southeast N.M. The restrictions will go into effect on April 28, 2022, at 8 a.m. and will remain in effect until further notice.  […]

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Corrected: BLM Farmington and Taos implement fire restrictions across public lands

Additional information to a corrected release, using exact wording from prevention order follows but please refer to the order itself for all specifics. Due to increased fire danger and prolonged drought, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing fire restrictions on public lands in Colfax, Harding, McKinley, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San […]

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BLM Farmington and Taos implement fire restrictions – 4/27/2022

Due to increased fire danger and prolonged drought, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing fire restrictions on public lands in Colfax, Harding, McKinley, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos, and Union counties. The restrictions are effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.  Prohibited acts […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Evacuation Update 4/21 – 6pm

As of 6:00 p.m., the evacuation status for the Colfax County communities of for Rayado, Sunny Side, Miami, Sweet Water, and the Philmont Scout Ranch to the headquarters is moved to Set. The town of Cimarron moves to Ready! status. The status upgrades are necessary due to current fire behavior and predicted weather, verified by […]

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Overflow Fire – Final Update – 4/13/22

At 8 a.m. this morning, the Bureau of Land Management declared containment of the Overflow Fire 100 percent and will now transition to a Type 4 Incident Management Organization. This smaller organization, which includes one engine crew, will continue to monitor and patrol the Overlook Fire for the next several days.  The Bureau of Land […]

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Overflow Fire Update 4/11/22-10am

The Bureau of Land Management announces that the Overflow Fire is at 80 percent containment. Fire crews are continuing mop-up efforts around the perimeter of the 1,900-acre fire. Resources for the fire are three Federal engines and two hotshot crews.  The electric company is replacing damaged power poles within the area. Residents may notice additional traffic due […]

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Overflow Fire Update, 4/10/22 10am

ROSWELL, NM- Firefighters in southeastern New Mexico continued to increase containment of the Overflow Fire throughout the evening, moving from 50 percent containment to 70 percent. The fire, near Dexter, New Mexico, remains at 1,900 acres. Today, fire crews will continue mop-up efforts on the fire, with a goal of a 20-foot-wide secured line around the fire perimeter.   […]

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Overflow Fire Update 4/9/22-6pm

ROSWELL, NM- Firefighting efforts continue to hold the Overflow Fire’s growth as winds increase throughout southeast New Mexico. With partnering agencies, the Bureau of Land Management fire crew held the fire to 1,900 acres with 50 percent containment.   Fire management crews are in contact with several landowners who have property damage from the fire. No homes […]

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Overflow Fire Update 4/9/22

Quiet weather conditions overnight helped firefighting crews hold the Overflow Fire, near Roswell, New Mexico to 1,900 acres. Today, the crews are focused on increasing containment, which is at 50 percent. There is still heat and individual torching within the interior boundary. Smoke will be visible to the public as fuels continue to be consumed. […]

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