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Black Fire Update – May 29, 2022

Red flag conditions continue  New interactive evacuation map available  Daily Update 5/29/2022  Acres: 228,311 acres   Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences  Containment: 19%  Personnel:  756   Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022  Cause: Human-caused, under investigation  Fuels: Timber and tall grass  Structures Lost: 2  Overview:  A new evacuation Area 12 has been added to […]

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Black Fire Evening Update – Updated Evacuations for March 28, 2022

Evacuation levels changing again Afternoon Update 5/28/2022  Announcement: Effective immediately, the Black Fire is implementing additional evacuations.  In coordination with Sierra County Sheriff’s Office, the evacuation status for the following area have changed:  Area 3:  The northern most one-mile-wide piece is now in a GO evacuation.  This includes the Murden property.  The following areas are under […]

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Black Fire Daily Update – May 28, 2022

Additional Evacuations Ordered  Progress Made on the West and Northeast Sides of the Black Fire  Daily Update 5/28/2022  Acres: 212,118 acres  Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences Containment: 18% Personnel:  806   Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 Cause: Human-caused, under investigation Fuels: Timber and tall grass Structures Lost: 2  Overview:  On the evacuation map, Area 11 that was in […]

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Black Fire Daily Update: 5/26/22

Acres: 179,539 acres Containment: 13% Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences Personnel:  777 Structures Lost: 2 Fuels: Timber and tall grass Cause: Human-caused, under investigation Overview:  Personnel conducted firing operations along Turkey Creek Road to keep the fire south of State Highway 59 and west of State Highway 52. The rugged nature, inaccessible […]

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Black Fire Evacuation Update – 8 p.m. May 25, 2022

Additional evacuations issued on the Black Fire Afternoon Update 5/25/2022 8:00 pm  Announcement: Effective immediately, the Black Fire is implementing additional evacuations.  Evacuations:  In coordination with Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the evacuation status for the following areas have changed:  Area 8: The area east of Forest Road 150 is now in a GO evacuation.  The area […]

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Black Fire Evacuation Update – May 25, 2022

Evacuation Update: Effective at 10 pm, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, additional evacuations have been implemented because of fire activity on the Black Fire. In coordination with Grant, Catron, and Sierra counties, the following areas are under a level of evacuation status:    GO – Area 1:  New:  The Area 1 Go has expanded north.  The area […]

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Black Fire Update – May 25, 2022

Evacuations updated as containment steadily increases;  Warming trend will bring active fire behavior  Daily Update 5/25/2022  Acres: 167,378 acres  Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences Containment: 14% Personnel:  747  Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 Cause: Human-caused, under investigation Fuels: Timber and tall grass Structures Lost: 2  Evacuation Update: Effective at 10 pm, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, additional evacuations […]

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Additional Evacuations Issued on the Black Fire – 5/22/2022 4:00 p.m.

Announcement: Effective immediately, additional evacuations have been implemented due to the Black Fire.  Evacuations: In coordination with Catron, and Sierra counties, the evacuation status for the following areas have changed: An additional portion of Area 1 has been moved to GO. Starting from Taylor Peak northeast to Kline Mountain, then east to Turkey Creek, following the Bear Creek […]

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Evacuations on the Black Fire Expand – 3 p.m. May 21, 2022

Evacuations on the Black Fire Expand Afternoon Update 5/21/2022 3:00 p.m. Announcement: Effective immediately, additional evacuations have been implemented due to the Black Fire. Evacuations: In coordination with Grant, Catron, and Sierra counties, the following areas are under evacuation status:GO – Area 2: New: A portion of Area 1 is now in go, including Taylor […]

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NM Fire Information Resources

A list of official fire information resources for large wildfire incidents in New Mexico NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Fire Resource Hotline 1-800-432-2080 for fire consequence resources or sheltering needs. NM Roads – Official Road Status for the State of NM (road closures, etc.) Map of Wildfires in NM (zoom into specific […]

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Cooks Peak Fire – Evacuation Update (Effective 5PM on 5/2/2022)

Colfax County Sheriff’s Office – Evacuation Update for Cooks Peak Fire 5/2/2022Effective at 5:00 P.M. in on the Cooks Peak Fire, Colfax County Sheriff’s Office in consultation with Colfax County Emergency Management is placing the following communities in READY Evacuation status: – Philmont Scout Ranch Head Quarters The following communities in SET Evacuation status:– Rayado– Sweetwater– Sunnyside– Philmont Scout […]

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Cooks Peak Fire – Evacuation Update (effective 6:00 pm 4/29/2022)

The Colfax County Sheriff’s Office released an evacuation update for the Cooks Peak Fire at 8:33 pm on 4/29/2022. Effective at 6:00 PM on the Cooks Peak Fire, Colfax County Sheriff’s Office in consultation with Colfax County Emergency Management is placing the following communities in READY Evacuation status: Miami Philmont Scout Ranch Head Quarters The […]

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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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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 4, 2021

Acres: 7,020 acres Containment: 23% Resources: 284 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer. Start Date: April 26, 2021: 8:00 am Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area. Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 4, 2021 – Moderate winds […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 3, 2021

Acres: 7,119 Percent Containment: 23% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 317 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, March 3, 2021 – Strong wind gusts yesterday tested the fire lines constructed by fire crews over the past several days. […]

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Three Rivers Fire – Weather & Fire Behavior

Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 2, 2021 – Dan Pearson, Three Rivers Fire Behavior Analyst, is responsible forcollecting weather data, predicting fire growth, and developing strategic and tactical fire behaviorinformation. He looks at the interaction of topography, fuels, and weather to determine what the fire’s effectswill be. All this critical information is used by incident managers […]

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