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The School Fire at 1500 Acres

Reserve, NM; July 13, 2016 – The School fire on the Reserve Ranger District increased in size yesterday and is now 1500 acres within the management perimeter; at 0% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on July 8, 2016 and is located at the junction of Snow Lake and Willow Creek along the Forest Road 28 […]

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Gila National Forest – Black Range Complex Fires Update – 7/13/2016

Beaverhead, NM, – Wednesday, July 13, 2016 – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Ranger Range District consist of two fires: the Kline Fire and the Cooney Fire. These lightning-caused fires started on Friday, July 8, and are located in the Black Range Mountains, 65 miles northwest of Truth Consequences, NM. The Cooney Fire […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Puertecito Fire Update

  Magdalena, NM; July 12, 2016 – The Puertecito Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is currently 65 acres in size and at 0% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on July 4th and is located in the Magdalena Mountains, 15 miles south of Magdalena, NM. The Puertecito Fire has shown minimal activity. A Hot Shot […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – Puertecito Fire Update

Magdalena, NM; July 8, 2016 – The Puertecito Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is currently 19 acres in size and at 0% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on July 4th and is located in the Magdalena Mountains, 15 miles south of Magdalena, NM. The Puertecito Fire has shown minimal activity. A fire crew of […]

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Big Hat Fire Management Adapts To Warm, Dry Weather

Jemez Springs, NM — The Big Hat Fire management team is adapting to the warmer, drier weather affecting New Mexico. Located in the southwest corner of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, the lightning caused fire has reached 235 acres. Firefighters have been preparing for the warm, dry weather by reinforcing firelines to hold the fire within the […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – Weekly North Fire Update Acreage Remains at 42,102 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 7, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 90% containment.  The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire has shown little fire activity.  There are currently 10 personnel […]

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Big Hat Fire To Become More Active With Drier Conditions

For Immediate Release: July 4, 2016 Contact: Kimberly DeVall, kimberly_devall@nps.gov, 575-829-4820, 505-412-0826 Big Hat Fire To Become More Active With Drier Conditions Jemez Springs, NM — With drier conditions, fire activity and smoke are expected to increase with the lightning caused Big Hat Fire, now at 200 acres. Fire managers will continue to take advantage […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – Final North Fire Update Acreage Remains at 42,102 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 2, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 85% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire continues to be actively managed for multiple resource benefits. Culvert […]

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Big Hat Fire Meeting Management Objectives

For Immediate Release:  July 1, 2016 Contact: Kimberly DeVall, kimberly_devall@nps.gov, 575-829-4820 Big Hat Fire Meeting Management Objectives Jemez Springs, NM — The lightning caused Big Hat Fire, now at 87 acres, is meeting management objectives to benefit resources within the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Fire managers will continue to take advantage of favorable conditions to burn out […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – Afternoon Precipitation Holds North Fire at 42,102 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 1, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 85% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire continues to be actively managed for multiple resource benefits. Yesterday, […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – No New Growth on the North Fire

Magdalena, NM; June 30, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 69% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire continues to be actively managed for multiple resource benefits. Yesterday […]

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Lightning-Ignited Big Hat Fire Being Managed for Resource Objectives at Valles Caldera National Preserve

June 29 update: Fire Operations Increase on Managed Big Hat Fire Jemez Springs, NM —Fire management operations on the Big Hat fire will be taking advantage of favorable conditions to burn two sections of land that were originally planned to be burned this fall. As a result of the ignitions and burn out, increased smoke […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – North Fire Acreage Remains at 42,102 Acres

  Magdalena, NM; June 29, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 69% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire continues to be actively managed for multiple resource benefits. […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – The North Fire Remains at 42,102 Acres

Magdalena, NM; June 28, 2016 – The North fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 69% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire continues to be actively managed for multiple resource benefits. Yesterday […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – The North Fire Increases to 42,102 Acres

Magdalena, NM; June 27, 2016 – The North fire on the Magdalena Ranger District increased in size to 42,102 acres; at 69% containment.  The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. It continues to be actively managed for multiple resource benefits. Yesterday crews […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – The North Fire Increases to 42,107 Acres

  Magdalena, NM; June 26, 2016 – The North fire on the Magdalena Ranger District increased in size to 42,107 acres; at 69% containment.  The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. It continues to be actively managed for multiple resource benefits. […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – The North Fire Remains at 36,302 Acres

Magdalena, NM; June 25, 2016 – The North fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 36,302 acres; at 48% containment.  The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. It continues to be actively managed for multiple resource benefits. Yesterday morning aerial ignitions […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – The North Fire Held at 36,302 Acres

Magdalena, NM; June 24, 2016 – The North fire on the Magdalena Ranger District grew to 36,302 acres; at 42% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. It continues to be actively managed for multiple resource benefits. Fire behavior was […]

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The North Fire Held at 36,246 Acres

Magdalena, NM; June 23, 2016 – The North fire on the Magdalena Ranger District held at 36,246 acres; at 36% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. It continues to be actively managed for multiple resource benefits.   Crews continue […]

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The North Fire at 36,246 Acres

  Magdalena, NM; June 22, 2016 – The North fire on the Magdalena Ranger District increased in size yesterday and is now 36,246 acres; at 36% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. It continues to be actively managed for […]

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