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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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Ft. Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and the Lincoln Tracts Reopens and Rescinds Fire Restrictions 6/24/22

With increasing moisture and higher humidity, correlating to reduced fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management Roswell Field Office is terminating the closure and all fire restrictions at the Ft. Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and the Lincoln Tracts in Lincoln County, N.M. This action rescinds Fire Prevention Order #LLNMP02310-2022-004 and is effective June […]

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Valles Caldera to Lift Fire Restrictions

Release Date: June 23, 2022  Contact: Dave Krueger, Chief of Interpretation (vall_news@nps.gov)  Valles Caldera to Lift Fire Restrictions  Jemez Springs, NM – With improved fuel moisture levels and reduced fire danger, Valles Caldera National Preserve will lift Stage II and III fire restrictions at 9:00 am on Friday, June 24, 2022. As a result, most […]

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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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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Implements Additional Fire Restrictions Due to Extreme Fire Danger 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 24, 2022 Contact: Laura Steele, Acting Chief Ranger, 575-236-1426, laura_steele@nps.gov CARLSBAD, New Mexico — Extreme fire danger continues to affect Carlsbad Caverns National Park. As a result, effective May 25, the following  additional restrictions are in effect: Closure of Carlsbad Caverns Wilderness Area and all backcountry areas to day use. This includes access to all permit […]

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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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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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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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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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BLM Albuquerque District implements fire restrictions across public lands

Due to high fire danger and prolonged drought, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing fire restrictions on public lands in Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, Socorro, Torrance and Valencia Counties. The restrictions will go into effect on April 29, 2022, at 12 a.m. and will remain in effect until further notice.  Building, maintaining, attending, […]

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BLM Pecos District implements fire restrictions across public lands – 4/28/22 at 8am

Due to high fire danger and prolonged drought, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing fire restrictions on public lands in Chaves, DeBaca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Guadalupe, Quay and Roosevelt counties in southeast N.M. The restrictions will go into effect on April 28, 2022, at 8 a.m. and will remain in effect until further notice.  […]

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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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