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BLM plans prescribed fire in Catron County, Nov.-Dec. 2022

Beginning November 1 and ending December 31, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 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: Active ignition will take one to five days, with some smoke visible in the […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Remove Dead Plants and Debris from Property

As fall approaches and cooler temperatures set in, wildfire season can seem like a distant concern. However, this is a great time to begin preparations for the next fire season and clean up around your home. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The October […]

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Apply Now: BLM Albuquerque District Wildland Fire Module

The Bureau of Land Management New Mexico (BLM NM) Albuquerque District Office is hiring highly qualified and motivated individuals for a new Wildland Fire Module located in Albuquerque, NM. Job announcements are open September 19th, 2022-September 28th, 2022. See below for announcement numbers and application assistance. NM BLM and Albuquerque District OverviewThe mission of the […]

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BLM Pecos District lifts fire restrictions across public lands 7/6/22

Effective, July 6, at 8 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management will terminate all fire restrictions enacted by Fire Prevention Order #LLNMP02310-2022-003 on BLM administered public lands within Chaves, DeBaca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Guadalupe, Quay, and Roosevelt counties. Following recent precipitation that has reduced fire danger in New Mexico, the BLM joins other federal and state agencies […]

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BLM Las Cruces District lifts fire restrictions 7/1/22 

Effective July 1, 2022, at 8 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management will terminate all fire restrictions enacted by Fire Prevention Order #NMLC00000-22-01 on BLM administered public lands within Doña Ana, Otero, Luna, Sierra, Grant and Hidalgo counties. Following recent precipitation that has reduced fire danger in New Mexico, the BLM joins other federal agencies in […]

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BLM Farmington District lifts fire restrictions

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will terminate fire restrictions enacted by Fire Prevention Order #NMF00000-22-01 on BLM-administered public lands within Colfax, Harding, McKinley, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos and Union counties at 8 a.m. on July 1.  The BLM joins other federal agencies in lifting fire restrictions […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Skip the Fireworks to Support Firefighters

Fireworks are a popular Fourth of July tradition. Over the years, many of us have personally experienced close calls and disasters related to firework-ignited fires – a stray ember on a rooftop, burnt grass, smoldering casings and other potential ignition sources. With an early start to the 2022 wildfire season, your NM wildfire cooperators and […]

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BLM Albuquerque District lifts fire restrictions 6/25/22

Effective, June 25, 8 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management will terminate all fire restrictions on BLM administered public lands within Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, Socorro, Torrance and Valencia counties. Following recent precipitation that has reduced fire danger in New Mexico, the BLM joins other federal agencies in lifting fire restrictions. While monsoonal moisture […]

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Ft. Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and the Lincoln Tracts Reopens and Rescinds Fire Restrictions 6/24/22

With increasing moisture and higher humidity, correlating to reduced fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management Roswell Field Office is terminating the closure and all fire restrictions at the Ft. Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and the Lincoln Tracts in Lincoln County, N.M. This action rescinds Fire Prevention Order #LLNMP02310-2022-004 and is effective June […]

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BLM increases fire restrictions in Santa Fe County – prohibiting recreational shooting

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will update Fire Prevention Order # NMF00000-22-01 to include a temporary prohibition of recreational shooting on BLM-managed lands within Santa Fe County. The restriction is necessary due to increased fire danger and prolonged drought and will be effective from June 17 to July 1, 2022. Shooting for licensed hunting purposes is […]

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BLM strengthens fire restrictions and suspends firewood sales for Albuquerque District’s Rio Puerco and Socorro Field Offices

Due to increased fire danger and prolonged drought, the BLM’s Albuquerque District has updated Fire Prevention Order # NMA00000-22-01 and suspended sale of all fuelwood permits. The updated fire prevention order stipulates that cutting or grinding metal, or using a welder, either arc or gas, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame (hot work) […]

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BLM Roswell issues emergency closure for Ft. Stanton-Snowy River Cave NCA and Lincoln tracts

Due to extreme fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management Roswell Field Office will temporarily close the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and Rio Bonito Acquired Lands, also known as the Lincoln tracts. The closure is effective on May 25, 2022, at 8 a.m., and will continue until further notice.   During the […]

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BLM Taos increases fire restrictions to include limits on target shooting-5/11/22

Due to increased fire danger and prolonged drought, the BLM has updated Fire Prevention Order # NMF00000-22-01 to state that, “Recreational target shooting within the BLM Taos Field Office boundary is permissible daily between sunrise and 11 a.m. Users shooting in the area must have a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher of not less than 8 ounces […]

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NM Fire Information Resources

A list of official fire information resources for large wildfire incidents in New Mexico NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: NM Roads – Official Road Status for the State of NM (road closures, etc.) Map of Wildfires in NM (zoom into specific fires) To contact a specific incident, follow the link below: Additional […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Update-5/8/22

Phone Line: 505-357-0683; Hours: 8 am – 5 pm Email: 2022.cookspeak@firenet.gov Acres: 59,359 acres   Containment: 97% Cause: Human, under investigation Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Fuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM Fire Update:  Throughout the fire, smoke may be […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Update – Saturday May 7, 2022

Email: 2022.cookspeak@firenet.gov  Cooks Peak Fire Update  Update 5/07/2022  Acres: 59,359 acres   Containment: 97%  Cause: Human, under investigation  Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Fuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass   Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM  Fire Update:  Today, increasing wind, higher temperatures and lower air moisture will contribute to pockets […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Update: Morning-5/6/22

Acres: 59,359 acres  Containment: 97% Cause: Human, under investigation Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Fuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM A Type 3 Incident Management Team took command of the Cooks Peak fire at 5 p.m., Thursday 5 May 2022.  […]

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Colfax County Evacuation Update for Cooks Peak Fire 5/5/22 at 5pm

Effective at 5pm on the Cooks Peak Fire, Colfax County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with Colfax County Emergency Management, is removing all communities OFF Evacuation status. The containment of the Cooks Peak Fire is at 97% with 59,359 acres burned. The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 will transfer command to a Type 3 team […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Wildfire season is here. Pack a go bag and keep it near!

With the 2022 wildfire season off to an early start in New Mexico, it is vital to have an emergency kit and an evacuation plan in place for you and your family. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The May message from a partnership […]

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