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Corrected: BLM Farmington and Taos implement fire restrictions across public lands

Additional information to a corrected release, using exact wording from prevention order follows but please refer to the order itself for all specifics. Due to increased fire danger and prolonged drought, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing fire restrictions on public lands in Colfax, Harding, McKinley, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San […]

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BLM Farmington and Taos implement fire restrictions – 4/27/2022

Due to increased fire danger and prolonged drought, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing fire restrictions on public lands in Colfax, Harding, McKinley, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos, and Union counties. The restrictions are effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.  Prohibited acts […]

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

National Park Service News Release  For Immediate Release:  April 21, 2022  For further information contact: Bandelier – Joanie Budzileni, joanie_budzileni@nps.gov, 505-672-3861, x1501 Fort Union – BJ Cluff, bj_cluff @nps.gov, 505-425-8025 x226 Pecos – Becky Latanich, becky_latanich@nps.gov, 505-757-7210 Valles Caldera – David Krueger, david_krueger@nps.gov 505-412-0826 Los Alamos, Watrous, Pecos, Jemez Springs, New Mexico – Due to the increased risk of […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Implements Additional Preventative Measures Due to Increasing Fire Danger 

Carlsbad Caverns National Park News Release  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 21, 2022 Contact: Laura Steele, Acting Chief Ranger, 575-236-1426, laura_steele@nps.gov Additional Preventative Measures Implemented Due to Increasing Fire Danger  CARLSBAD, New Mexico—As a result of increasing fire danger at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, overnight camping is prohibited, permitting of overnight backcountry trips is suspended, and propane stoves are prohibited. The previously issued preventative […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Is Year Round: Prepare for Flames and Sparks Before Wildfire Season

With wildfire season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare your home and yard for wildfire. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The April message from the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico, Fire Adapted New Mexico learning network (FACNM) […]

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Check local fire bans

Climate change & extreme drought equal a perfect recipe for wildfire. Prepare for outdoor activities by first checking with your local government & fire department for current fire restrictions. Additional info here: NMfireinfo.com/restrictions/ #PreventWildfires #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Choose Safe Targets

Choose an area free of dry grass or brush to set up your target to avoid ignitions, especially if using steel targets or exploding targets. Exploding targets are prohibited on federal lands in NM and AZ. Wildfire Ignition from Exploding Targets #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Target Shoot Safely!

Set your sights on safe target shooting!  Some types of ammunition can cause wildfires.  Rifle Bullet Ignition (firelab.org) #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Prevent Campfire Escapes

Make it your goal to extinguish hot coals. If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir and repeat until cold! Campfire Safety (NMFireInfo.com) and Smokey Bear (smokeybear.com). #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #SmokeyBear 

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Prune Your Trees for Those Hotter Degrees!!

Recognizing that longer, more extreme fire seasons are likely to continue, preparing our homes, properties, and communities for wildfire is more important than ever. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The February message from the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico, and partners at […]

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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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