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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Remove Dead Plants and Debris from Property

As fall approaches and cooler temperatures set in, wildfire season can seem like a distant concern. However, this is a great time to begin preparations for the next fire season and clean up around your home. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The October […]

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BLM Pecos District lifts fire restrictions across public lands 7/6/22

Effective, July 6, at 8 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management will terminate all fire restrictions enacted by Fire Prevention Order #LLNMP02310-2022-003 on BLM administered public lands within Chaves, DeBaca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Guadalupe, Quay, and Roosevelt counties. Following recent precipitation that has reduced fire danger in New Mexico, the BLM joins other federal and state agencies […]

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BLM Las Cruces District lifts fire restrictions 7/1/22 

Effective July 1, 2022, at 8 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management will terminate all fire restrictions enacted by Fire Prevention Order #NMLC00000-22-01 on BLM administered public lands within Doña Ana, Otero, Luna, Sierra, Grant and Hidalgo counties. Following recent precipitation that has reduced fire danger in New Mexico, the BLM joins other federal agencies in […]

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BLM Farmington District lifts fire restrictions

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will terminate fire restrictions enacted by Fire Prevention Order #NMF00000-22-01 on BLM-administered public lands within Colfax, Harding, McKinley, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos and Union counties at 8 a.m. on July 1.  The BLM joins other federal agencies in lifting fire restrictions […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Lifts Some Fire Restrictions Due to Recent Rain

News Release Date: June 30, 2022 Contact: Michael Larson, Public Information Officer, 575-236-1356 During the past two weeks, Carlsbad Caverns National Park received 2.26 inches of rain, reducing the fire danger. As a result, effective July 1, the park will lift the following fire restrictions:  Reopen Carlsbad Caverns Wilderness Area and all backcountry areas to day use. This […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Skip the Fireworks to Support Firefighters

Fireworks are a popular Fourth of July tradition. Over the years, many of us have personally experienced close calls and disasters related to firework-ignited fires – a stray ember on a rooftop, burnt grass, smoldering casings and other potential ignition sources. With an early start to the 2022 wildfire season, your NM wildfire cooperators and […]

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BLM Albuquerque District lifts fire restrictions 6/25/22

Effective, June 25, 8 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management will terminate all fire restrictions on BLM administered public lands within Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, Socorro, Torrance and Valencia counties. Following recent precipitation that has reduced fire danger in New Mexico, the BLM joins other federal agencies in lifting fire restrictions. While monsoonal moisture […]

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BLM increases fire restrictions in Santa Fe County – prohibiting recreational shooting

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will update Fire Prevention Order # NMF00000-22-01 to include a temporary prohibition of recreational shooting on BLM-managed lands within Santa Fe County. The restriction is necessary due to increased fire danger and prolonged drought and will be effective from June 17 to July 1, 2022. Shooting for licensed hunting purposes is […]

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BLM strengthens fire restrictions and suspends firewood sales for Albuquerque District’s Rio Puerco and Socorro Field Offices

Due to increased fire danger and prolonged drought, the BLM’s Albuquerque District has updated Fire Prevention Order # NMA00000-22-01 and suspended sale of all fuelwood permits. The updated fire prevention order stipulates that cutting or grinding metal, or using a welder, either arc or gas, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame (hot work) […]

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BLM Roswell issues emergency closure for Ft. Stanton-Snowy River Cave NCA and Lincoln tracts

Due to extreme fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management Roswell Field Office will temporarily close the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and Rio Bonito Acquired Lands, also known as the Lincoln tracts. The closure is effective on May 25, 2022, at 8 a.m., and will continue until further notice.   During the […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Final Update Friday, May 13, 2022

Fire Update:  The Cooks Peak Fire is expected to be 100% contained by this evening, Friday, May 13.  The Type 3 Incident Management Team that has been managing the fire will transition to a local Type 4 organization.  Most resources will be demobilized following this week’s wind events but approximately 20 firefighters will continue to […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Update Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Fire Update:  A Red Flag Warning is forecasted today until 9pm and Thursday from 9am-8pm.  Afternoon winds are expected to be 20-35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.   Thursday, humidity is forecasted to be in the single digits and winds 15-30mph with gusts around 40mph.  Despite the strong winds and dry conditions, Cooks Peak […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions begin in Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Date: April 29, 2022Contact: Norma Pineda, 505-847-2585 x.221As a result of the extreme fire danger at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, Stage II Fire Restrictions are being implemented. Restrictions include no campfires nor smoking outdoors in the park. These restrictions will be in effect starting at 8:00 am on Friday, April 29, 2022 and will […]

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BLM Taos increases fire restrictions to include limits on target shooting-5/11/22

Due to increased fire danger and prolonged drought, the BLM has updated Fire Prevention Order # NMF00000-22-01 to state that, “Recreational target shooting within the BLM Taos Field Office boundary is permissible daily between sunrise and 11 a.m. Users shooting in the area must have a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher of not less than 8 ounces […]

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Critical Fire Weather in NM Expected May 6-10

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a warning of extreme fire conditions across NM. A relentless period of strong winds and dangerous fire weather will exacerbate the fire threat. Widespread critical to extreme fire weather is likely on Saturday and Sunday, and possibly through Wednesday. Residents should remain on high alert to prevent […]

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National Park Service announces Stage II Fire Restrictions beginning May 4, 2022 for El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments

May 4, 2022 Contact: Lisa Dittman, 505-285-4641 ext. 218, lisa_dittman@nps.gov Grants, NM – As a result of the extreme fire danger, Stage II Fire Restrictions are being implemented in El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments. Stage II restrictions include no campfires or smoking outdoors in the park. These restrictions are in effect beginning at […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Wildfire season is here. Pack a go bag and keep it near!

With the 2022 wildfire season off to an early start in New Mexico, it is vital to have an emergency kit and an evacuation plan in place for you and your family. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The May message from a partnership […]

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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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