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Gila National Forest – Final update Baca Fire

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:            May 12, 2017       Size: 11,139 acres   Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:          Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke:                 Smoke is visible within the surrounding area of Mangas Valley. Resources:          Local District Resources                    Incident Commander Type […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire 6/9/2017 @ 1700

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:            May 12, 2017       Size: 11,092 acres   Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:          Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke:                 Smoke is visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Horse Springs and Pie Town, NM. Resources:          2 […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire, 6/8/2017

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:            May 12, 2017       Size: 11,092 acres   Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:          Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke:                 Smoke is visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Horse Springs and Pie Town, NM. Resources:          2 […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire June 7, 2017 @ 1700

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:            May 12, 2017       Size: 11,092 acres   Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:          Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke:                 Smoke is visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Horse Springs and Pie Town, NM. Resources:          2 […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire, June 6, 2017 @ 1700

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake, Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:            May 12, 2017       Size: 9,833 acres   Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:          Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke:                 Smoke is visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Horse Springs and Pie Town, NM. Resources:          1 Wildland […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire June 5, 2017 @ 1300

Baca Fire, June 5, 2017 at 1300 Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 12, 2017 Size: 8,800 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke: Smoke is visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Horse Springs and […]

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Gila National Forest – Black Range Complex Fires Update – 7/24/2016

Silver City, NM; July 24, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of four fires: the Kline and Cooney Fires started July 8, the Corduroy Fire on July 17, and the Boiler Fire on July 18. These lightning-caused fires are located in the Black […]

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Gila National Forest – Black Range Complex Fires Update – 7/22/2016

Silver City, NM; July 22, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of four fires: the Kline and Cooney Fires started July 8, the Corduroy Fire on July 17, and the Boiler Fire on July 18. These lightning-caused fires are located in the Black […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Final Fire Updates for the North Fire and Puertecito Fire – 7/21/2016

Magdalena, NM; July 21, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 100% contained. 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 has shown little fire activity and is in a patrol […]

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Gila National Forest – Black Range Complex Fires Update – 7/21/2016

Silver City, NM; July 21, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of four fires: the Kline and Cooney Fires started July 8, the Corduroy Fire on July 17, and the Boiler Fire on July 18. These lightning-caused fires are located in the Black […]

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Gila National Forest – Black Range Complex Fires Update – 7/20/2016

Silver City, NM; July 20, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of four fires: the Kline and Cooney Fires started July 8, the Corduroy Fire on July 17, and the Boiler Fire on July 18. These lightning-caused fires are located in the Black […]

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Gila National Forest – Black Range Complex Fires Update – 7/19/2016

  Silver City, NM; July 19, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of four fires: the Kline and Cooney Fires started July 8, the Corduroy Fire on July 17, and the Boiler Fire on July 18. These lightning-caused fires are located in the […]

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Gila National Forest – Black Range Complex Fires Update – 7/18/2016

Silver City, NM; July 18, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of two fires: the Kline Fire and the Cooney Fire. These lightning-caused fires started on Friday, July 8, and are located in the Black Range Mountains, 65 miles northwest of Truth Consequences, […]

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Gila National Forest – Black Range Complex Fires Update – 7/17/2016

Silver City, NM; July 17, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of two fires: the Kline Fire and the Cooney Fire. These lightning-caused fires started on Friday, July 8, and are located in the Black Range Mountains, 65 miles northwest of Truth Consequences, […]

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Change in Fire Restrictions on The Mountainair Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM, July 8, 2016 – Due to the continued hot and dry weather pattern and increased fire danger, Stage II fire restrictions have been implemented on the Mountainair Ranger District of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands. The following are prohibited: • Building or maintaining a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove • […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – Weekly North Fire Update Acreage Remains at 42,102 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 7, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 90% 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 has shown little fire activity.  There are currently 10 personnel […]

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions still in Place on Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts

Albuquerque, NM, July 5, 2016 – Recent moisture across Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands helped to reduce the potential for wildland fires, but forest fuels are still dry enough to burn. A significant amount of saturating rain is needed before fire restrictions can be lifted completely. Stage I fire restrictions remain in place on […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – Final North Fire Update Acreage Remains at 42,102 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 2, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 85% 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. Culvert […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – Afternoon Precipitation Holds North Fire at 42,102 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 1, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 85% 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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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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