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BLM Taos Field Office plans prescribed fires near Tres Piedras and Cerro

The Bureau of Land Management will conduct prescribed fires in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument during an approximate one-month period, beginning Oct. 22, 2018.   The burns are located at Cerro Montoso and Cerro del Aire, 12 miles northeast and 4 miles northeast of Tres Piedras, N.M., respectively, and in the Guadalupe Mountains, approximately […]

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BLM to conduct prescribed fire in Cibola County

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans conduct a prescribed fire in Cibola County, between Oct. 23—Dec. 31, 2018, 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 National […]

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BLM to implement prescribed fires in McKinley and Sandoval counties

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed fire in McKinley and Sandoval counties between Oct. 23 and Dec. 31, 2018, weather permitting. The approximately 500-acre area, known as Mesa Chivato, is comprised of ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper trees within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas, […]

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Cerro Fire Declared Out

The Cerro Fire, located in Cibola County, southwest of Grants, N.M., has been declared out.  The Continental Divide Trail is open.  The fire burned 443 acres on Bureau of Land Management-managed lands.  This will be the final update on the fire. Precipitation had minimized fire growth and extinguished the fire.  The fire was ignited by […]

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Cerro Fire Update 8/9/18

The lightning caused Cerro fire continues to burn on BLM managed lands southwest of Grants, N.M. The fire is currently 30 acres in size and being managed by local BLM and New Mexico State Forestry resources. Firefighters continue with prep work adjacent to private property and along the Continental Divide Trail.  The BLM plans on […]

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Mariposa fire final update

             Media Contact: Nick Smokovich PIO  575-937-0839 Mariposa Fire Update for Mt. Taylor Ranger District Grants, NM; August 6, 2018 – For Immediate Release: Sunday the 5th significant rain fell on the fire. Fire size remains at 895 acres. 50% contained Started by lightning on Sunday 7/29 on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Cibola National […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Final Update – May 8, 2018

MAGDALENA, NM, May 8, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed Burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to successfully treat 2,200 acres of pinyon-juniper forest. The burn removed encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, helping to increase the diversity of ground vegetation, stabilize soils, […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Update – May 5, 2018

MAGDALENA, NM, May 5, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to begin successfully treating the pinyon-juniper forest. The burn is designed to remove encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, to help increase the diversity of ground vegetation, […]

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

MAGDALENA, NM, May 3, 2018 – Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands will conduct the Gallinas prescribed fire on the Magdalena Ranger District beginning Friday, May 4, 2018. The predicted forecast calls for hot, dry, and windy conditions – those needed to successfully treat pinyon-juniper forests. This treatment was planned nine years […]

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Rendija Prescribed Fire Planned

Grants, NM: 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 CR 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. The Rendija prescribed fire is approximately 1,500 acres. The prescribed fire may begin as early as mid-April. […]

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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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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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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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Wildfires are No Drone Zones

New Mexico wildfire officials need the public’s help to ensure that drones, hobby aircraft or other Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), are not used near wildfire incidents, regardless of the size of the fire.  Use of drones is the most common incursion of UAS above wildfires and is potentially deadly.   To help you fly safely, here […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Burn South of Roswell, Late May-Early June

Roswell, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to conduct an approximately 4,500-acre prescribed burn, located 20 miles southwest of Roswell and south of Highway 13, in late May and early June, weather permitting. This project, named the Westside NW Prescribed Fire, is part of a restoration effort to improve rangeland health […]

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BLM Roswell Field Office Plans Prescribed Burns in Chavez County

Beginning in late January 2017, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burning operations in Chaves County.  The Sand Ranch prescribed fire, consisting of three burn units, is located 45 miles east of Roswell, and the Milner Lake prescribed fire is located 10 miles northeast of Roswell.  These operations are dependent upon […]

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BLM Prescribed Burn Planned in Lincoln County

Prescribed Burn Planned in Lincoln County   Beginning in September 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso in Lincoln County within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area.  The Bench Three prescribed fire will be 350 acres of hand piles above the […]

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Westhall 2 Fire

WESTHALL 2 FIRE-The Pecos Zone Type 3 Team was ordered to Arabela, NM, located on the east end of the Capitan Mountains. The lightening started, Westhall 2 fire was at 1500 acres and is located South and East of Arabela. The fire area is high desert with shrubs, grass and cactus. The current size is at 3339 […]

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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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