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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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Tiffany Fire Update 7/3/2017 – 12pm

The Tiffany Fire South of Socorro is now 40% contained and estimated at 6,495 acres. The Fort Craig Historic Site is temporarily closed to the public. No structures are threatened.  There is some potential for spotting outside the fire area from unburned pockets throughout the fire. Burnout operations may occur this afternoon (7/3) in Tiffany […]

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Tiffany Fire Update – July 2 – 3pm

No new growth occurred on the fire perimeter yesterday.  The fire remains at 6,488 acres and 32% contained.  Helicopters continue to support ground resources with critical water drops.  Containment has been hampered by extreme fire conditions and difficult access.  Burnout operations may occur, temporarily producing more smoke.  No structures are threatened.  Weather conditions are expected […]

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Tiffany Fire Update – July 1 – 1pm

The Tiffany Fire is currently 6,488 acres and 32% contained.  The reduction in acreage is due to more accurate infrared mapping.  Crews made progress on the fire yesterday (6/30) with critical aerial support from helicopter water drops.  Burnout operations have been completed near a power transmission line and crews will work to secure the area […]

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Tiffany Fire Information 6/30/17 – 10pm

Maps and photos will be posted to Inciweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5302/). For additional information you call the Fire Information Line: 575-322-2503 (8am-8pm daily) or email us at TiffanyFire2017@gmail.com.

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BLM Taos Field Office Announces Emergency Fire Prevention Closure for San Pedro Mountains in Santa Fe County

Taos, N.M. – Effective June 29, 2017, due to increased risk of human-caused fire and current fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office is temporarily closing public lands into or upon the San Pedro Mountains in Santa Fe County.  Closure warnings have been posted at the entrances to the San Pedro […]

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Enjoy Your Weekend, Prevent a Wildfire

Smokey Bear has long been a symbol in preventing wildfires caused by people.  Take a moment with your family to review fire safety practices that will make a difference and keep you safe. Campfires are restricted in many jurisdictions in New Mexico. You can visit https://firerestrictions.us/nm/ or contact your local officials for locations.  In places […]

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Echo Amphitheater Reopened

Canjilon, NM, June 20, 2017—Campers and travelers can now enjoy Echo Amphitheater as it is now open to the public.  On June 15, 2017 a human caused fire burned a portion of the Echo Amphitheater day use area.  This fire prompted the Canjilon Ranger District to temporarily close the Echo Amphitheater day use area and […]

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Wildfires are No Drone Zones

New Mexico wildfire officials need the public’s help to ensure that drones, hobby aircraft or other Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), are not used near wildfire incidents, regardless of the size of the fire.  Use of drones is the most common incursion of UAS above wildfires and is potentially deadly.   To help you fly safely, here […]

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Wildfire Mitigation Guide Available Free Online

The 2017 version of the Wildland Urban Interface Wildfire Mitigation Desk Reference Guide is now available online. This free guide provides basic background information on helpful programs and terminology for community members or fire departments who are seeking to enhance their community’s wildfire mitigation efforts.  It is produced by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, providing national […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Burn South of Roswell, Late May-Early June

Roswell, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to conduct an approximately 4,500-acre prescribed burn, located 20 miles southwest of Roswell and south of Highway 13, in late May and early June, weather permitting. This project, named the Westside NW Prescribed Fire, is part of a restoration effort to improve rangeland health […]

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BLM Continues Prescribed Fire in Cibola County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on approximately 1,500 acres within the El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA), located approximately 40 miles southeast of Grants, New Mexico, beginning May 15, weather permitting.  Fire managers estimate it will take approximately two to four days to complete […]

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NM Governor Proclaims April 16-22 as Wildfire Awareness Week

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has proclaimed April 16 through April 22 as Wildfire Awareness Week. During a news conference Tuesday, at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, representatives from the State Forestry and Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Ken McQueen called upon New Mexicans to continue to be vigilant and do […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Fire on Pelona Mountain in Catron County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office, plans to conduct a prescribed fire in east-central Catron County between April 17 and May 26, weather permitting.  The goal is to burn between 15,000-20,000 acres of lands administered by the BLM and the New Mexico State […]

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Prescribed Fire Extended for McKinley and Sandoval Counties in April

Due to recent moisture making roads impassable, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office was not able to conduct prescribed burn operations on approximately 300 acres within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas.  Staff will now conduct the burn anytime until the end of April, weather permitting.   The area, known […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Fire in Cibola County Between April 10-April 30

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct an approximately 4,500 acre prescribed fire 40 miles southeast of Grants, New Mexico, within the El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA) from April 10 through April 30, weather permitting.  The prescribed fire is being conducted in cooperation with the New Mexico Department […]

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High Winds in NM Increasing Fire Danger, Extra Care Required

Please use caution outdoors when winds are high or delay activities that may cause sparks or heat until winds subside.  Here are tips on taking extra care in these conditions:  https://nmfireinfo.com/links/outdoor-fire-safety/one-less-spark/.  

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Prescribed Fire Planned for McKinley and Sandoval Counties March 23-April 7

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct an approximately 300 acre prescribed fire within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas from March 23 through April 7, weather permitting.  The area, known as Mesa Chivato, is west of Highway 550 and approximately 15 miles southwest of San Luis, […]

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Free Community Event Saturday, April 1, at the Wildfire WUI Summit

The NM WUI Summit will host a free community day on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 1pm-5:30pm with learning sessions and fun family activities for all ages.  The event will be held at the Sheraton-Airport in Albuquerque. Learn from fire experts about creating defensible space, what happens after a wildfire, the ins and outs of […]

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