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Gila National Forest – Update on Alum Fire, April 6, 2019

The Alum Fire, which is burning on National Forest System Lands, within the boundaries of the Gila Wilderness. It is located just south of the Grapevine Campground, and west of NM Hwy 15. Helicopter survey has verified the fire at an estimated 10 acres and on both sides of the river. This fire is burning […]

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Gila National Forest: Alum Fire

The Alum Fire, which is located on National Forest System lands, within the boundaries of the Gila Wilderness, is south of the Grapevine Campground and west of NM Hwy 15. This is approximately 5-10 acres, probably human-caused. Silver City Hotshots and Type 2helicopter have been ordered and will arrive in the a.m. An initial attack […]

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FINAL UPDATE for Baylor Canyon Fire, now 90% Contained – 3/5/19 7:00 PM

This is the FINAL UPDATE for the BAYLOR CANYON FIRE (UNLESS there is a SIGNIFICANT CHANGE to report) Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected: 3/2/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:  The Baylor Canyon […]

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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/5/19 10:30 AM – Road Closure has been LIFTED

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/5/19   10:30 AM Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected: 3/2/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:   Today, 13 personnel (combination of BLM and Forest Service firefighters), two engines and […]

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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/4/19 7:30 PM

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/4/19   7:30 PM Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected: 3/2/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:   As of this evening, 13 personnel (combination of BLM and Forest Service firefighters), several […]

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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/4/19 11:00 AM

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/4/19   11:00 AM Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected: 3/2/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:  BLM and Forest Service firefighters are currently assigned to the Baylor Canyon Fire.  […]

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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/03/19 8:00 PM

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/03/19   8:00 PM Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected:  3/02/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:  BLM and Forest Service firefighters are currently assigned to the Baylor Canyon […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Start – 1/21/2019, 16:25: Homestead Fire

Lincoln National Forest – New Start – Homestead Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Date/Time Detected: 1/21/2019, 2:35pm Location: Near FS Road 120A. NE of Ruidoso, NM Firefighting Resources: Local, County and Forest Service resources are responding to the fire. Size: 15-20 Acres Cause: Unknown Initial Status: The Homestead Fire was reported around 2:35 […]

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Final Update – Noland Fire – September 30, 2018

Acres: ~355                                                                 Start Date: September 7, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles West of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                    Total Personnel: 4 Containment: 90% General Information: The Noland Fire was discovered on September 7 burning in timber and grass at approximately 3 acres. Fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Noland Fire – September 15, 2018

Acres: ~355                                                                  Start Date: September 7, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles West of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                     Total Personnel: 38 General Information: The Noland Fire was discovered on September 7 burning in timber and grass at approximately 3 acres. Fire Operations: There […]

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Cerro Fire Declared Out

The Cerro Fire, located in Cibola County, southwest of Grants, N.M., has been declared out.  The Continental Divide Trail is open.  The fire burned 443 acres on Bureau of Land Management-managed lands.  This will be the final update on the fire. Precipitation had minimized fire growth and extinguished the fire.  The fire was ignited by […]

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Gila National Forest – Noland Fire

20180913_Map-Noland_Fire Acres: ~100                                                                  Start Date: September 7, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles West of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                     Total Personnel: 48 General Information: The Noland Fire was discovered on September 7 burning in timber and grass at approximately 3 acres. Fire Operations: […]

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Cerro Fire Update 8/9/18

The lightning caused Cerro fire continues to burn on BLM managed lands southwest of Grants, N.M. The fire is currently 30 acres in size and being managed by local BLM and New Mexico State Forestry resources. Firefighters continue with prep work adjacent to private property and along the Continental Divide Trail.  The BLM plans on […]

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Mariposa fire Update 8.5.18

Grants, NM; August 5, 2018 – For Immediate Release: Started by lightning on Sunday 7/29 on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Cibola National Forest. 87 Multi-agency firefighters are on this incident, including NM State Forestry, NM-IWC Inmate Crews, Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia Counties, US Forest Service, BIA, BLM, Zuni, Ramah and Acoma Crews, Cities of […]

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Mariposa fire update 8/4/18

        Media Contact: Nick Smokovich PIO  575-937-0839 Mariposa and Local Fire Updates  Mt. Taylor Ranger District Grants, NM; August 4, 2018 – For Immediate Release: Lightning storm on Sunday 7/29 ignited multiple small fire starts around the Mt. Taylor Ranger District. 119 Multi-agency firefighters responded to these fires including NM State Forestry, NM-IWC Inmate Crews, […]

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Mariposa fire update 8/3/18

Mariposa Fire Update on Mt. Taylor Ranger District Grants, NM; August 3, 2018 – For Immediate Release –Lighting from a storm on Sunday 7/29 started multiple wildfire’s around the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Mariposa is the largest of these. The Pecos Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team from southeast New Mexico’s is assisting in the […]

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National Park Service Firefighters Monitoring Lightning Ignited Wildfires in El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that four lightning caused fires are being managed within El Malpais National Monument. All four fires are surrounded by lava fields and burning within ponderosa forests with needles and grassy vegetation. The Lola Fire is located in the southeast corner of El Malpais National Monument west of Highway 117. It is estimated to […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Deep Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District – 7/28/2018

MAGDALENA, NM, July 28, 2018 – The Deep Fire, located in the San Mateo Mountains on the Magdalena Ranger District, was first reported on Friday, July 27, 2018. The lightning caused fire is located in steep, rugged terrain between Deep Canyon and Cold Springs Canyon, approximately 1 mile east of the Apache Kid Wilderness and […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Multiple Wildfire Starts on the Magdalena Ranger District – 7/15/2018

MAGDALENA, NM, July 15, 2018 – Multiple wildfire starts were discovered from numerous thunderstorms that passed through the area on Saturday, July 14 in the Hop Canyon and Magdalena Mountain Range areas of the Magdalena Ranger District. These three fires are the Hop Fire, the Agua Fria Fire and the Bear Fire. The Hop Fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Owl Fire Update for July 15, 2018

Acres: ~4,786                                                              Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                    Total Personnel: 29 General Information: The Owl Fire began on June 30, 2018. The fire is located on Aspen Mountain and has crossed FR 209 […]

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