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BLM Las Cruces District implements fire restrictions across public lands-5/2/22

The Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District is implementing fire restrictions on May 2, 2022, to reduce the risk of wildfire on public lands in Doña Ana, Otero, Luna, Sierra, Grant and Hidalgo counties. When visiting public lands, visitors need to be aware of the prohibited acts in the fire restrictions, which will remain […]

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BLM Albuquerque District implements fire restrictions across public lands

Due to high fire danger and prolonged drought, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing fire restrictions on public lands in Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, Socorro, Torrance and Valencia Counties. The restrictions will go into effect on April 29, 2022, at 12 a.m. and will remain in effect until further notice.  Building, maintaining, attending, […]

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BLM Pecos District implements fire restrictions across public lands – 4/28/22 at 8am

Due to high fire danger and prolonged drought, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing fire restrictions on public lands in Chaves, DeBaca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Guadalupe, Quay and Roosevelt counties in southeast N.M. The restrictions will go into effect on April 28, 2022, at 8 a.m. and will remain in effect until further notice.  […]

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Corrected: BLM Farmington and Taos implement fire restrictions across public lands

Additional information to a corrected release, using exact wording from prevention order follows but please refer to the order itself for all specifics. Due to increased fire danger and prolonged drought, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing fire restrictions on public lands in Colfax, Harding, McKinley, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San […]

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BLM Farmington and Taos implement fire restrictions – 4/27/2022

Due to increased fire danger and prolonged drought, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing fire restrictions on public lands in Colfax, Harding, McKinley, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos, and Union counties. The restrictions are effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.  Prohibited acts […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Evacuation Update 4/21 – 6pm

As of 6:00 p.m., the evacuation status for the Colfax County communities of for Rayado, Sunny Side, Miami, Sweet Water, and the Philmont Scout Ranch to the headquarters is moved to Set. The town of Cimarron moves to Ready! status. The status upgrades are necessary due to current fire behavior and predicted weather, verified by […]

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Overflow Fire – Final Update – 4/13/22

At 8 a.m. this morning, the Bureau of Land Management declared containment of the Overflow Fire 100 percent and will now transition to a Type 4 Incident Management Organization. This smaller organization, which includes one engine crew, will continue to monitor and patrol the Overlook Fire for the next several days.  The Bureau of Land […]

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Overflow Fire Update 4/11/22-10am

The Bureau of Land Management announces that the Overflow Fire is at 80 percent containment. Fire crews are continuing mop-up efforts around the perimeter of the 1,900-acre fire. Resources for the fire are three Federal engines and two hotshot crews.  The electric company is replacing damaged power poles within the area. Residents may notice additional traffic due […]

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Overflow Fire Update, 4/10/22 10am

ROSWELL, NM- Firefighters in southeastern New Mexico continued to increase containment of the Overflow Fire throughout the evening, moving from 50 percent containment to 70 percent. The fire, near Dexter, New Mexico, remains at 1,900 acres. Today, fire crews will continue mop-up efforts on the fire, with a goal of a 20-foot-wide secured line around the fire perimeter.   […]

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Overflow Fire Update 4/9/22-6pm

ROSWELL, NM- Firefighting efforts continue to hold the Overflow Fire’s growth as winds increase throughout southeast New Mexico. With partnering agencies, the Bureau of Land Management fire crew held the fire to 1,900 acres with 50 percent containment.   Fire management crews are in contact with several landowners who have property damage from the fire. No homes […]

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Overflow Fire Update 4/9/22

Quiet weather conditions overnight helped firefighting crews hold the Overflow Fire, near Roswell, New Mexico to 1,900 acres. Today, the crews are focused on increasing containment, which is at 50 percent. There is still heat and individual torching within the interior boundary. Smoke will be visible to the public as fuels continue to be consumed. […]

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Overflow Prescribed Fire near Roswell declared the Overflow Wildfire

On April 7, 2022, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) declared the Overflow Prescribed Fire to be a wildfire when an unexpected fire whirl carried fire across the control lines. The fire is located southeast of Roswell, along the Pecos River corridor, in Chaves County. As of April 8, an estimated 1,900 acres have burned, […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Is Year Round: Prepare for Flames and Sparks Before Wildfire Season

With wildfire season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare your home and yard for wildfire. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The April message from the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico, Fire Adapted New Mexico learning network (FACNM) […]

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Minimize the Impact

Is your community prepared for wildfire? Proactive communities play a key role in minimizing the impact of wildfire. Become fire-adapted by taking steps now to prepare. Learn more at FACNM.org, FireAdaptedCommunitiesVideo, FirewiseUSA®-NewMexico #FireAdaptedNM #FirewiseUSA #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Prevent Campfire Escapes

Make it your goal to extinguish hot coals. If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir and repeat until cold! Campfire Safety (NMFireInfo.com) and Smokey Bear (smokeybear.com). #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #SmokeyBear 

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BLM plans prescribed burn activities in Chaves and Lincoln counties

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct prescribed fire operations beginning this week and lasting through May. The agency plans to burn approximately 1,400 acres throughout Chaves and eastern Lincoln counties. The operations are weather dependent and will take several days to complete. Smoke from the burn may be visible from Roswell, Midway, Dexter, […]

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Prescribed Burn in Dripping Springs Natural Area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning a prescribed burn at the Dripping Springs Natural Area near Las Cruces, N.M. The Dripping Springs prescribed burn is planned for Feb. 15, 2022. Smoke will be highly visible to the City of Las Cruces and the surrounding communities. The Dripping Springs Trail, which begins at the […]

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Prescribed fire planned in Lincoln County

Beginning the week of Feb. 7, 2022, and possibly continuing through March, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct prescribed fire operations approximately ten miles northeast of Ruidoso and six miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County. The 600-acre Eastwell slash pile unit is located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. […]

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BLM NM Transfers Fire Engine to White Oaks Fire District

On January 20, BLM New Mexico transferred a fire engine to White Oaks Fire District (FD), located in Lincoln County, New Mexico, through the BLM’s Rural Fire Readiness (RFR) program. The transfer took place at the Lincoln County Office of Emergency Services in Ruidoso. The White Oaks FD and Lincoln County have a strong working […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Prune Your Trees for Those Hotter Degrees!!

Recognizing that longer, more extreme fire seasons are likely to continue, preparing our homes, properties, and communities for wildfire is more important than ever. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The February message from the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico, and partners at […]

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