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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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Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire – Ignitions Planned for TODAY, March 5th

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.    The Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire is scheduled for ignition operations TODAY, March 5th, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  The standard protocol is […]

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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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BLM – Las Cruces District – Ignition Operations on Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire Project scheduled for Tuesday, March 5th

Fire behavior has moderated significantly on the 50-acre Baylor Canyon Fire which was 50% contained by Sunday (3/3/19) evening.  Full suppression efforts continue on the fire.  The Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire is scheduled for ignition operations on March 5, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  The standard […]

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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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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District – Hop/Patterson Canyon Prescribed Fire begins February 20, 2019

Magdalena, NM, February 19, 2019 – Fire Managers at Cibola National Forest will begin a prescribed fire on the Magdalena Ranger District tomorrow, February 20, 2019. This planned ignition will be conducted under specific conditions to restore the fire dependent ecosystem.  This pile burn will promote forest health in many ways by reducing forest fuels, […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Chaves County

Beginning in February and continuing through spring 2019, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico plans to conduct prescribed burns in Chaves County.  The Sand Ranch (Map_SandRanch_Spring_2019) prescribed fire consists of three burn units located 40 miles east of Roswell.  The operations are dependent upon favorable weather conditions and will take several days to complete.  Smoke […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Socorro County

Beginning Feb. 11 and continuing until March 15, the Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office and private landowners, plan to burn approximately 2,500 acres of grass and brush located east of Socorro, NM, weather permitting.  There are five burn units, located 10-20 miles north of […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Lincoln County

Beginning in February 2019, and continuing into the spring, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 5 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.  There are two prescribed fires being planned to take place within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Sandoval County

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on 75 acres of BLM-managed lands located approximately 13 miles south of Cuba, N.M. between Nov. 28 – Dec. 31, weather permitting.  The burn is expected to take one day and will be conducted on the east side of Highway […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Cibola County

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on approximately 1,000 acres within the El Malpais National Conservation Area, located approximately 40 miles southeast of Grants, NM, beginning Nov. 26, weather permitting.  Fire managers estimate it will take approximately 2 – 4 days to complete the burning operations, […]

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