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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Final Fire Update -Vics Peak Fire 100% Contained

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, remains 14,624 acres and is now 100% contained. This will be the final operational update for the Vics Peak Fire barring any significant events on the fire. Minimal fire behavior was observed […]

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Final Update – Tadpole Fire – July 8, 2020

Location:  5 miles north of Pinos Altos, NM                                           Size:  ~ 11,159 acres Start Date:  June 6, 2020                                                                               Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Trees and Brush                                                                      Containment: 75% Incident Commander: E. Huerta, ICT4 Strategy/Summary:   The Tadpole Fire has not advanced in the last few days. Interior smokes are being monitored by fire crews. Crews continue […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Vics Peak Fire Containment Increases

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 11,713 acres, with 98 personnel assigned. A local district fire management team will begin today managing the Vics Peak Fire. The chance for moderate fire weather conditions will continue […]

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Vics Peak Fire Transitioning Back to Local Type 4 Organization Tomorrow

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 11,713 acres, with 124 personnel assigned. The chance for fire weather conditions will continue its downward trajectory into the weekend. The potential for fire growth has […]

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Containment Climbs as Moisture Moves in on Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 11,463 acres, with 172 personnel assigned. The chance for fire weather conditions will continue its downward trajectory over the next four days. The potential for fire […]

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Vics Peak Fire 18% Contained, Holds Through Critical Fire Weather

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 10,624 acres, with 172 personnel assigned. Fire behavior continues to be active, mainly within the interior, and it will likely continue to produce heat until the […]

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Vics Peak Fire 3% Contained, Uptick in Fire Activity from Recent Weather

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 9,924 acres, with 173 personnel assigned. Yesterday’s critical fire weather led to more active fire behavior. Most of the elevated fire activity was to the north, […]

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Specialists Improve Weather and Fire Behavior Predictions on Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 9,293 acres (3% contained), with 191 personnel assigned. Firefighters have been anticipating the critical fire weather conditions forecast for today. A Long-Term Analyst has been working […]

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Crews Prepare for Critical Fire Weather Expected Monday on Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 8,886 acres, with 194 personnel assigned. Ground resources continue to hold and improve containment lines with help from aerial operations as weather allows. Today, air operations […]

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Elevated Fire Weather May Increase Activity on Vics Peak Fire Today

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 8,072 acres, with 165 personnel assigned. Dry thunderstorm activity will continue today over the fire area. Outflow drafts from these storms could cause gusty and erratic […]

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Firefighters Vigilant as Dry Thunderstorms Continue Over Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, remains at 6,912 acres, with 164 personnel assigned. The Magdalena Ranger District has experienced thunderstorm activity for the past three days, and fuels continue to dry out with minimal […]

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Suppression Strategy on Vics Peak Fire Focused on Safety

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to an estimated 6,729 acres, with 121 personnel assigned. The slight decrease in acreage from yesterday is due to improved mapping. Yesterday, the fire received gusty winds […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Tadpole Fire for June 24, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Fire Information Line: (575) 342-1536 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020 Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel: 85                  Containment:  45%                                          Size:  10,686 […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Tadpole Fire for June 23, 2020 – Silver City Ranger District

20200623_Tadpole_IR_Map_11x17 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Fire Information Line: (575) 654-4181 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020 Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel: 85                  Containment:  40%                                          Size:  […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Tadpole Fire for June 22, 2020 – Silver City RD

Fire Information Line: (575) 654-4181 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020             Size:  9823 acres           Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel: 85                  Containment:  30% Vegetation:  Timber with […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Tadpole Fire for June 21, 2020, Silver City RD

0621day_pio_8.5x11_land_2020_Tadpole_NMGNF00023 Sunday, June 21, 2020 Fire Information Line: (575) 654-4181 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020             Size:  8621 acres           Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel: 183                […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Tadpole Fire for June 20, 2020, Silver City Ranger District

Saturday, June 20, 2020 Fire Information Line: (575) 654-4181 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020            Size:  7,874 acres          Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel: 155                Containment:  30% Vegetation:  Timber […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Tadpole Fire for June 19, 2020 – Silver City Ranger District

Friday, June 19, 2020, 10:00 A.M. MT Fire Information Line: (575) 654-4181 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020            Size:  7500 acres           Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel:170                 […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Tadpole Fire – June 18, 2020 – Silver City Ranger District

Thursday, June 18, 2020 Fire Information Line: (575) 654-4181 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020            Size:  6800 acres           Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel:157                 Containment:  30% Vegetation:  […]

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Vics Peak Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District – 06/17/2020

Magdalena, NM; June 17, 2020 – For Immediate Release.  The Vics Peak Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness, San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began Monday, June 15, 2020, at approimately 10 acres.  Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, and 1 Type 6 Engine. This fire […]

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