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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update for Smokey Bear Ranger District – 11/7/17 8:45 am – IGNITIONS TEMPORARILY ON HOLD

Prescribed Fire Update:  November 7, 2017  8:45 am – Ignition operations on the Grindstone Mesa prescribed fire project ARE TEMPORARILY DELAYED.  Today’s weather forecast calls for wind speeds that may exceed the parameters that are outlined in the burn plan, resulting in unfavorable conditions for burning THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE WEEK.  Fire officials will continue to monitor […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed fire update – 7/23/17 4:00 pm – 170 acres treated today on Carissa project on Sacramento District

Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  4:00 pm – Firefighters have completed ignition operations for today (7/23) on the Carissa project.  They were able to treat 170 acres today (7/23). Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  12:30 pm – Ignitions are underway on the Carissa prescribed fire project on the Sacramento District.  Smoke may be visible as firefighters ignite slash piles. […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/14/2017

                                                                                      Magdalena, NM; July 14, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,728 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. “Safety of the fire fighter […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/13/17

  Magdalena, NM; July 13, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,336 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. Increase in fire size today […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Taylor Canyon Fire Update-7/10/2017

Magdalena, NM; July 10, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 60 acres in size with approximately 20 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/09/2017

Taylor Canyon Fire Starts on the Magdalena Ranger District Magdalena, NM; July 9, 2017 – For Immediate Release. The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 60 acres in size with approximately 20 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 5/31/17 1:15 pm Prescribed Fire Update – Lucas Well Pile Burn Project: Ignitions on hold

Smokey Bear Ranger District – Lucas Well Pile Burn project located 9 miles east of Ruidoso Prescribed Fire Update -5/31/17 1:15pm – Piles are burning well. Firefighters will not resume ignition operations until more humidity or precipitation is forecasted. Possibly will wait for onset of monsoons to resume ignitions. The primary objectives of this prescribed […]

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Are Potential Wildfire Dangers Lurking Around Your Home?

Wildfire season is nearly upon us but it doesn’t have to be a disaster. While New Mexico State Forestry and its interagency partners are well prepared for the season, the little things you do now can make a big difference. Our friends at PNM have some tips on how simply trimming your trees could help prevent […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Soldier Prescribed Fire FINAL UPDATE – 5/6/17 7:30 PM – All ignition operations completed – 4,300 acres treated with Prescribed Fire

Guadalupe Ranger District – Soldier Prescribed Fire (Lat:  32.0817 x Long. -104.7731) 4,300 acres, broadcast burn.  Located 40 miles southwest of Carlsbad and about 5 miles south of Queen, NM.  CURRENT UPDATES/NOTICES:  Prescribed Fire FINAL UPDATE – 5/6/17 – 7:30 pm:  Firefighters treated an additional 1300 acres today using hand and aerial ignitions.  To date, firefighters have […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 04/16/17 – 6:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update

Prescribed Fire Update – 04/16/17 – 6:30 pm:  Firefighters successfully treated 150 acres today on the Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire project, located north of Mayhill.  Today’s staffing (firefighting resources) included 3 BLM engines, 5 Forest Service engines and one Interagency Hotshot Crew. Total number of personnel:  55.  Firefighters will return to the project tomorrow to […]

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Lincoln National Forest – HIGH describes current Fire Danger for the Forest

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – With the increase in hotter temperatures and drying winds over the past few days, drier fuel moistures have escalated the potential for an increase unwanted wildland fire starts. Based on current weather and fuel conditions and the increase in public and recreational activities within the Forest during the upcoming weeks, […]

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Know before you go. Check fire info and restrictions at http://NMFireInfo.com or call 1-877-864-6985 #OneLessSpark

Know before you go. Check http://NMFireInfo.com for fire information and restrictions or call the Southwest Fire Restrictions and Closures Hotline at 1-877-864-6985.

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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Rating: MODERATE (3/2/17)

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – A combination of low moisture, long term effects of persistent drought, winds and increasingly warm weather in southern New Mexico has prompted Lincoln National Forest fire officials to rate the current fire danger as MODERATE. All fire danger rating signs on the Lincoln National Forest will be displaying MODERATE […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update 11/04/16 7:00 PM

Sacramento Ranger District: 11/04/16  7:00 PM Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters treated 4 acres of piled slash on the Cox Canyon project today.  Over the next few days, firefighters will patrol and monitor the areas that were treated with prescribed fire (this week).  When fuel and weather conditions are favorable for burning, they will resume ignitions.   Regarding […]

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Fall Prescribed Burns Planned at Valles Caldera National Preserve

Jemez Springs, NM – October 4 – Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement prescribed burn projects from early October through the end of November, based on suitable weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 1,800-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of […]

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Forest & Watershed Restoration Thinning Project work near Ruidoso targeted to begin in October

RUIDOSO, NM, September 29, 2016.  Residents adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest in the Ruidoso area may hear the sound of chainsaws running during daytime hours and may see crews entering and leaving thinning projects via access points in and near the community. Work will begin on the Gavilan Forest Restoration and Rio Ruidoso Watershed […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 9/20/16 7:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update – Ignitions completed on Coe Rx

Prescribed Fire operations continue on the Smokey Bear Ranger District: Coe Prescribed Fire project:  114 acres of scattered juniper slash located along Forest Roads 443 and 443A, 1 mile South of Highway 70 and Glencoe, NM.  Planned dates for ignition operations are 9/20 through 9/22. 9/20/16   7:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters completed ignitions on the Coe Prescribed Fire […]

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