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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO — Fire Restrictions and/or Burn Bans are in place in many areas across New Mexico!

  KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!  For current status of Fire Restrictions (on public lands) and LOCAL and COUNTY Burn Bans across the State of New Mexico, please visit:  firerestrictions.us/nm

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

For Immediate Release:  May 3, 2018  For further information contact: Bandelier Visitor Center – 505-672-3861, x517 Valles Caldera – Kimberly DeVall, kimberly_devall@nps.gov, 575-829-4820 Pecos – Becky Latanich, becky_latanich@nps.gov, 505-757-7210 Fort Union – Lorenzo Vigil, lorenzo_vigil@nps.gov, 505-425-8025 x226   National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group Implements Stage II Fire Restrictions Jemez Springs, NM – Due to the increased risk of wildfire […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions to Begin at El Malpais & El Morro National Monuments

  Grants, NM: Due to prolonged hot, dry weather and to reduce the risk of human caused fires at El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments, park officials will be implementing Stage II fire restrictions beginning Friday, May 4, 2018. Beginning at 8 am on Friday, May 4 the following acts will be prohibited throughout El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments: Setting, building, […]

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Fire Restrictions Hotline is 1-877-864-6985

Due to a high volume of visitors to https://firerestrictions.us/  you may get a 502 Error.  Please try back later as the site is working intermittently. We are working to try to resolve the issue. Fire restrictions information is also available by calling the Southwest Fire Restrictions Hotline: 1-877-864-6985. You can also visit the agencies websites directly for […]

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Temporary Fire Restrictions at Guadalupe Mountains National Park due to Extreme Wildland Fire Conditions

Fire restrictions are being imposed for Guadalupe Mountains National Park effective April 20, 2018 until rescinded. The restrictions are necessary to prevent wildfires during the current period of extreme fire danger in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. Below average precipitation and high fuel loadings combined with high temperatures and winds have necessitated fire restrictions. […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Implements Preventative Measures Due to Extreme Fire Danger

Due to prolonged extreme fire danger, Carlsbad Caverns National Park has implemented the following preventative measures: Closure of the Walnut Canyon Desert Drive Charcoal fires are prohibited Smoking is prohibited, except inside personal vehicles Open flames and cooking stoves are prohibited in the backcountry The extreme fire danger is due to high temperatures, low humidity, […]

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Magdalena Ranger District going into Stage I Fire Restrictions

Magdalena, NM; April 18, 2018 – For Immediate Release. Fire danger has increased to High across the Magdalena Ranger District, due to the recent hot and dry weather patterns across the region. In response to the current conditions, fire managers will enact Stage I fire restrictions beginning Wednesday, April 18, 2018 for the Magdalena Mountain […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions rescinded at El Morro National Monument

As a result of increased precipitation Superintendent Mitzi Frank rescinded the El Morro National Monument Stage II Fire Restrictions effective at 8:00 am on Friday, July 14, 2017. The normal fire regulations in El Morro National Monument are: Wood and charcoal campfires are permitted in the grills provided within developed campgrounds or picnic areas. Firewood […]

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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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Stage II Fire Restrictions begin on 6/28/17 in El Morro National Monument

As a result of the extreme fire danger El Morro 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 Wednesday, June 28, 2017 and will be enforced until rescinded by Superintendent Mitzi Frank. Park […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions to be Implemented at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

As a result of the extreme fire danger, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Stage II Fire Restrictions are being implemented and enforced. Restrictions include campfires and smoking in the park. These restrictions will be in effect starting Tuesday, June 20, 2017 and will be enforced until rescinded by the Superintendent.  Park officials feel that the […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Final Fire Updates for the North Fire and Puertecito Fire – 7/21/2016

Magdalena, NM; July 21, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 100% contained. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire has shown little fire activity and is in a patrol […]

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Gila National Forest – Black Range Complex Fires Update – 7/17/2016

Silver City, NM; July 17, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of two fires: the Kline Fire and the Cooney Fire. These lightning-caused fires started on Friday, July 8, and are located in the Black Range Mountains, 65 miles northwest of Truth Consequences, […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Puertecito Fire Update

  Magdalena, NM; July 12, 2016 – The Puertecito Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is currently 65 acres in size and at 0% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on July 4th and is located in the Magdalena Mountains, 15 miles south of Magdalena, NM. The Puertecito Fire has shown minimal activity. A Hot Shot […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – Puertecito Fire Update

Magdalena, NM; July 8, 2016 – The Puertecito Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is currently 19 acres in size and at 0% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on July 4th and is located in the Magdalena Mountains, 15 miles south of Magdalena, NM. The Puertecito Fire has shown minimal activity. A fire crew of […]

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Change in Fire Restrictions on The Mountainair Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM, July 8, 2016 – Due to the continued hot and dry weather pattern and increased fire danger, Stage II fire restrictions have been implemented on the Mountainair Ranger District of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands. The following are prohibited: • Building or maintaining a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove • […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – Weekly North Fire Update Acreage Remains at 42,102 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 7, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 90% containment.  The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire has shown little fire activity.  There are currently 10 personnel […]

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions still in Place on Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts

Albuquerque, NM, July 5, 2016 – Recent moisture across Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands helped to reduce the potential for wildland fires, but forest fuels are still dry enough to burn. A significant amount of saturating rain is needed before fire restrictions can be lifted completely. Stage I fire restrictions remain in place on […]

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