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Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire, May 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 4 miles north of Eagle Peak Lookout Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 22, 2018              Size:    ~800 acres Cause:            Under investigation                 Vegetation:    Grass, heavy timber Smoke:           Smoke may be visible in the area around Eagle Peak Resources:    Three Type 6 engines, two Type 1 […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire

Location: Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 4 miles north of Eagle Peak Lookout Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 22, 2018              Size:    ~6 acres Cause:            Under investigation                 Vegetation:    Grass, heavy timber Smoke:           Smoke may be visible in the area around Eagle Peak Resources:    Engine on scene, Initial Attack Crews have […]

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Lincoln National Forest – FINAL UPDATE for the Russia Fire (located about 6 miles south of Cloudcroft)

FINAL FIRE UPDATE – 04/18/18  4:00 pm – Firefighters held the Russia Fire and declared it 100% contained at 1:00 pm today (4/18/18).  The final size of the fire was one-quarter of an acre.  THIS WILL BE THE FINAL UPDATE FOR THE RUSSIA FIRE UNLESS THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO REPORT. Regarding smoke, in the […]

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Scout Fire – FINAL UPDATE – 4/17/18 – 10:00 AM Update

SCOUT FIRE UPDATE – 4/17/18  10:00 am – The Scout Fire is now 75% contained at 16 acres.  The change in the number of acres (from what was originally reported) is due to more accurate mapping. Firefighters will continue to work towards full containment and will also patrol the area over the next few days.  The […]

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New Fire Start – DARK Fire – Located 6 miles south of Cloudcroft, NM

New Fire Start – DARK Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 01/19/18/17  4:00 pm Jurisdiction: New Mexico State Forestry and/or Private AND Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Incident Commander:  USFS Date/Time Detected: 01/19/18  11:28 am Location: Approximately 6 miles south of Cloudcroft, NM.  Fire started near Dark Canyon and Highway 130 Lat/Long: 32 deg, 54 min, 4.04 sec X […]

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Gila National Forest: Update Eagle/Peak Fires on Reserve RD

Reserve, NM, October 27, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire personnel reported smoke on Friday, October 20; and is from lightning as a result of thunderstorms that passed through the Gila National Forest on Thursday, October 19. Eagle Fire – Located northwest of Eagle Peak Lookout and is at approximately 1acre and has merged with […]

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Gila National Forest: Two Lightning Caused Fires on Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, October 23, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire personnel reported smoke on Friday, October 20; and is from lightning as a result of thunderstorms that passed through the Gila National Forest on Thursday, October 19. Eagle Fire – Located northwest of Eagle Peak Lookout and is at approximately 1/10 acres. Peak Fire – […]

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Braided Cave Fire

National Park Service firefighters still monitoring several lightning ignited wildfires at El Malpais National Monument

National Park Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the two lightning caused fires are still being monitored within El Malpais National Monument. Both fires are surrounded by lava and burning within ponderosa forests with needles and grassy vegetation. However, firefighters will take action if needed. The Braided Cave Fire is located in the southwest corner of El Malpais […]

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National Park Service firefighters monitoring several lightning ignited wildfires at El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – National Park Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that there are several lightning caused fires currently being monitored within El Malpais National Monument. Both fires are in remote locations surrounded by lava and burning within ponderosa forests with needles and grassy vegetation. Firefighters will take action if conditions change. The Braided Cave Fire was […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District – Rock Pile Fire – FINAL FIRE UPDATE 7/17/17 – 1:20 pm

Fire Name: Rock Pile Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 07/12/17  4:00 pm Location: West of Big Canyon, 12 Miles from Queen, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°, 1′, 42.53″,  Long: 104°, 45′, 59.77″ Legal Description: T26S, R21E, NWSW Sec 24 Firefighting Resources: 6 personnel, 1 Engine Values at Risk: None Hazards: Snags, […]

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Gila National Forest – Outlaw Fire

Location:  West of U.S. Highway 180, Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest. Legal description – T13S, R20W, Section 2. Start Date:  July 15, 2017                               Size: ~8 acres                     Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Grasses and pinon juniper                 Resources:  Monitoring.                                Containment:  0% Summary:  The Outlaw Fire is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Glenwood Ranger District, Gila […]

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Lincoln National Forest – White Horse Fire Update – 7/15/17 1:45 pm

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 07/07/17   3:15pm Location: Approximately 14 miles northwest of Ruidoso, NM in the White Mountain Wilderness. Lat/Long: Lat 33°, 27′, 20.67″ x Long 105°, 50′, 48.84″ Legal Description:  T10S, R10E, Sec 12 Firefighting Resources:  One Forest Service engine, plus overhead. Values at Risk: None identified at this time Hazards: Terrain, snags […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/14/2017

                                                                                      Magdalena, NM; July 14, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,728 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. “Safety of the fire fighter […]

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Gila National Forest – Whiterock & Tower Fire, Glenwood Ranger District – July 13, 2017

Whiterock Fire Location:  4 miles west of mile marker 37 on U.S. Highway 180 and south of Saliz Pass, near the top of Whiterocks Mountain close to the Arizona border. Legal description — T9S, R21W, Section 30. Start Date:  July 10, 2017                               Size: ~20 acres                  Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine transitioning into pinon juniper Resources:  […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/13/17

  Magdalena, NM; July 13, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,336 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. Increase in fire size today […]

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Gila National Forest – Whiterocks Fire – Glenwood Ranger District

Whiterocks Fire Location:  4 miles west of mile marker 37 on U.S. Highway 180 and south of Saliz Pass, near the top of Whiterocks Mountain close to the Arizona border. Legal description — T9S, R21W, Section 30. Start Date:  July 10, 2017              Size: ~7-10 acres                      Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Taylor Canyon Fire Update-7/10/2017

Magdalena, NM; July 10, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 60 acres in size with approximately 20 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/09/2017

Taylor Canyon Fire Starts on the Magdalena Ranger District Magdalena, NM; July 9, 2017 – For Immediate Release. The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 60 acres in size with approximately 20 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire July 4th, 2017 @ 1000

Location:         Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    ~7,400 acres                Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     1 wildland fire module, Crew 621 and other fire personnel with a total of 20 Containment: 42% (managed for multiple resource objectives) Summary: The […]

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Lincoln National Forest -Logan Fire – FIRST & FINAL UPDATE – 7/3/17 – 11:45 AM

The Logan Fire, on the Sacramento Ranger District,  was reported yesterday (7/2/17) afternoon.  The fire’s location:  3 miles west of Sacramento Lookout and 3 1/2 miles south of Sunspot.  Upon initial size up of the fire, Forest Service firefighters determined that it was caused by lightning and several cabins, about 1/2 mile away, were identified as potential values at risk.  Firefighters proceeded with a full […]

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