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BLM plans prescribed fire in Cibola County

Beginning Aug. 21–Sept. 30, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on approximately 1,800 acres within the El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA), weather permitting.  Fire managers estimate it will take several periods of approximately two to four days to complete the project, although smoke may be […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Catron County

Beginning Aug. 21-Sept. 30, the Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office plans to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County, weather permitting. Details on each location and size are as follows: Pietown Pile Burn – 20 acres, located one mile west of Pietown and immediately north of Highway […]

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BLM to Conduct Prescribed Fire in Sandoval County

Between July 31 – Aug. 14, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on 40 acres of BLM-managed lands located approximately 13 miles south of Cuba, New Mexico, weather permitting.  The burn is expected to take one day, and will be conducted on the east side of […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Received Rain on the Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 17, 2019 –  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire size remained at 600 acres due to precipitation received over the fire perimeter.  There are with approximately 193 […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 14, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire has grown to an estimated 500 acres with approximately 100 personnel assigned.  Resources include one […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plans Durfee-Bolander Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, June 19, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are planning to conduct the Durfee-Bolander prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District to begin on June 22, 2019 in the San Mateo Mountains, as conditions and favorable weather permit. Aerial and hand ignition will be used to treat up to […]

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NPS and BLM Conduct Prescribed Fire at El Malpais National Monument

The National Park Service at El Malpais National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area are conducting a prescribed fire on the west side of the national monument near the junction of County Road (CR) 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. This prescribed burn is being called the Rendija Fire […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Postpone Baney Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, May 19, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are postponing the Baney prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District originally planned for this week, due to forecasted winds over the burn perimeter later today through the first of the week. Fire managers will look to reschedule the 5,000 acre […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plan Baney Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, May 15, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are planning to conduct the Baney prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District to begin on May 18 – 25, 2019 in the  San Mateo Mountains, as conditions and favorable weather permit. Aerial and hand ignition will be used to treat […]

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BLM to Continue Prescribed Fire in Cibola County in May-June

This month and into June, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to continue a prescribed fire in Cibola County, weather permitting.  The burn, which will occur in the 4,000 acre Chain of Craters-Rendija prescribed fire project, will be conducted in several phases. The project area is located within the El Malpais […]

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BLM Prescribed Fire in McKinley and Sandoval Counties in May – Early June

As early as next week and continuing through spring and into early summer, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed fire in McKinley and Sandoval counties, weather permitting. The approximately 500-acre area, known as Mesa Chivato, is comprised of ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper trees within the Ignacio […]

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National Park Service Plans Prescribed Fire at El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – The National Park Service at El Malpais National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the west side of the monument near the junction of County Road 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. The Rendija prescribed fire is approximately 1,500 […]

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BLM’s Centennial Prescribed Burn – FINAL UPDATE 3/7/19 5:30 PM – Firefighters SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ignitions – the area will be monitored over the next few days

BLM Las Cruces District News Release:  Centennial Prescribed Burn planned in Otero County LAS CRUCES, N.M. – On March 7, 2018, the Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with Holloman Air Force Base, is planning a prescribed burn in southern New Mexico.  Personnel will concentrate their efforts on burning the Centennial Bombing Range, located on McGregor Range.  Centennial […]

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BLM’s Centennial Prescribed Burn – UPDATE 3/7/19 11:00 AM – Conditions on site are favorable, test fire successful – Firefighters are proceeding with ignitions

The Centennial Prescribed Burn is scheduled for ignition operations TODAY, March 7th, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  Firefighters are on site and will conduct the Test Fire.  They will observe the fire behavior under the current (day of burn) weather and fuel conditions.  If the test […]

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BLM’s Centennial Prescribed Burn – UPDATE – 3/7/19 – Ignition Operations scheduled for TODAY, March 7

The Centennial Prescribed Burn is scheduled for ignition operations TODAY, March 7th, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  Firefighters are on site and will conduct the Test Fire.  They will observe the fire behavior under the current (day of burn) weather and fuel conditions.  If the test fire […]

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Centennial Prescribed Burn – Ignition Operations scheduled for Thursday, March 7th

The Centennial Prescribed Burn is scheduled for ignition operations on March 7th, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  The standard protocol is to conduct a Test Fire at the prescribed fire site to observe the fire behavior under current (day of burn) weather and fuel conditions.  If […]

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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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Ignition Operations completed on Dripping Springs Prescribed Burn – Update 3/5/19 4:15 PM

Dripping Springs Prescribed Burn UPDATE – 3/5/19  4:15 PM Firefighters have completed ignition operations on the Dripping Springs Prescribed Burn.  They were successful in treating the entire target area of 50 acres.  Mild winds contributed to smoke dispersal, which minimized smoke impacts.  Firefighting personnel will remain on site to patrol and monitor the area into […]

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Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire Update 3/5/19 11:20 AM – Test Fire successful, firefighters are proceeding with ignitions

The fire suppression effort is ongoing as 13 firefighters are winding down fire operations on the 50-acre Baylor Canyon Fire,  which is 75% contained.    UPDATE:  3/5/19  11:20 AM – The TEST FIRE on the Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire was successful!  Firefighters are proceeding with ignitions.  Update from the prescribed fire (at 1:00 PM) is […]

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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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