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Santa Fe County Seeking Input on Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

The Santa Fe County Fire Department is developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) update and is looking for your input.  Due to restrictions on public gatherings as a result of Covid-19, the County has chosen to use an interactive website, or story map, as the primary tool to share information and gather input for […]

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NM Wildland Urban Virtual Fire Summit – Call for Presentations

The New Mexico Wildland Urban Fire Virtual Summit planning committee is soliciting presentations for the upcoming summit to be held October 22-23, 2020. This year’s theme is “All Lands, All Neighbors (for wildfire resilience.” If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please email awebb@nmcounties.org for more information on how to submit a proposal.  The […]

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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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Observe Firework Restrictions to Prevent Wildfires

As you celebrate this Independence Day, remember that fireworks are prohibited on all federal lands and many other jurisdictions in New Mexico. Check with your local fire department and at firerestrictions.us/nm.   With the dry conditions we’re experiencing, it only takes one spark for the entire holiday to go up in smoke! #PreventWildfires #NMFire #RecreateResponsibly

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Fire Restrictions Still In Effect in NM, June 22, 2020

As you plan your summer activities, Know Before You Go and check for specific fire restrictions for the area you plan to visit on FireRestrictions.us/nm. Campfires are restricted but there are fun alternatives you can check out. Today, the BLM issued a press release nationally asking for everyone’s help in the prevention of wildfires.  Whether […]

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What is a Red Flag Warning?

This week’s Wildfire Wednesdays from FACNM discusses Red Flag Warnings and how to find out when one is in effect.  Remember that while these are special National Weather Service designations indicating weather conditions with potential for extreme burning, almost any given day in NM can be hot, dry and windy, so always be cautious with […]

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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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This Memorial Day: Recreate Safely to Prevent Wildfires

Click Share and Help Prevent Wildfire: We all need your help to prevent wildfires this summer. The statewide average of human-caused wildfires in New Mexico is 48% of all wildfires and most of these fires can be prevented. Don’t drag chains, check spark arrestors on vehicles and equipment and for information about preventing wildfires over Memorial Day Weekend, […]

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Latest news from Fire Adapted NM Learning Network

In case you missed it, you can still get caught up on the Wildfire Wednesdays e-newletter from Fire Adapted NM Learning Network.  You can join the network and received updates directly!

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Do Your Part, Don’t Let Wildfires Start

Click Share and Help Prevent Wildfire: Firefighters and first responders are needed more than ever to keep America safe. Prevent wildfires by following fire restrictions, postponing debris burning, and using campfire alternatives. #recreateresponsibly #preventwildfire #nmfire #fireadaptednm

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This Memorial Day – Know Before You Go

Click Share and Help Prevent Wildfire: Know Before You Go! Before you make plans to have any smores over the campfire check for current fire restrictions.  For more information, call the Fire Restrictions Hotline: 1-877-864-6985 or visit https://firerestrictions.us/nm/. #recreateresponsibly #preventwildfire #nmfire #fireadaptednm

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BLM New Mexico enacts fire restrictions statewide

Due to increasing fire danger and to prevent human-caused ignitions, the Bureau of Land Management will implement fire restrictions on BLM-managed lands in New Mexico beginning May 20 at 12:01 a.m. Prohibitions include: use of campfires or charcoal; smoking outside of a vehicle, enclosed building, or areas free of flammable materials; fireworks and pyrotechnic devices; […]

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National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group Implements Stage II Fire Restrictions

Los Alamos, Watrous, Pecos, Jemez Springs – New Mexico – Due to the increased risk of wildfire in the region, the Pueblo Parks Group, which includes Bandelier National Monument, Fort Union National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park, and Valles Caldera National Preserve, will enter Stage II fire restrictions on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8:00 […]

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Hardening Your Home from Wildfire

Take time to make your property more resistant to wildfire. Research shows that reducing flammable material around homes and “hardening your home” before a fire occurs, will greatly improve your outcome in the event of a wildfire and keep firefighters safe. If you missed the recent webinar on the Home Ignition Zone and steps you […]

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News from Fire Adapted New Mexico Learning Network: May 14, 2020

https://facnm.org/news/2020/5/13/wildfire-wednesdays-7 In case you missed it, be sure to check out this week’s Wildfire Wednesday from Fire Adapted Communities New Mexico (FACNM). With the sunny days and high winds this spring we’ve seen more and more Red Flag (high fire danger) days and a few wildfires starting across New Mexico. With fire danger increasing, it’s […]

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Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go! Always check with the local agency for current fire restrictions before visiting public lands.  For more information, call the Fire Restrictions Hotline: 1-877-864-6985. BeSafe.org Outdoor Safety Tips from Smokey Bear Campfire Safety Backyard Burning Equipment Maintenance Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors Safely During Fire Season Fire Danger Descriptions Grilling Safety Tips One Less Spark, One Less […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 10, 2020

#ReadyForWildfire: Let’s start a trend and reduce the number of human-caused wildfires in New Mexico. Do your part to prevent wildfires.

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 9, 2020

Vehicles and trailers can be unintentional fire starters. If you are off-roading, remember that your exhaust system can reach temperatures over 1000°F! Driving or parking over dry grass can start wildfires. Be sure your trailer is roadworthy before heading out with good tires, greased bearings, and no dragging chains – whether it’s a car, truck, […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 8, 2020

Here are a few reminders when target shooting on public lands: Know before you go: Is target shooting allowed in the area you will visit? Shoot in areas free of dry vegetation—and avoid shooting on hot windy days. Avoid shooting hard objects: bullet fragments can be extremely hot and can easily start a grass fire. […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 7, 2020

New Mexicans often burn fields, acequias or piles of debris. Some counties in NM have issued burn bans.  If allowed where you are, always get a burn permit and make sure you prepare the site, have enough water and people on hand, and never leave any fire unattended, even for a few minutes!   Watch this […]

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