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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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BLM prescribed burn planned in Lincoln County

Beginning in August, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County. The 206-acre Pershing slash pile unit is located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. This operation is weather dependent and will take […]

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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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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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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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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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NFPA’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day: May 2, 2020

Celebrated the first Saturday in May each year, @theNFPA’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day helps raise wildfire awareness, promote collaboration, and bring neighbors together to help protect homes, neighborhoods, and entire communities from future wildfire risk or current post-fire impacts.  Get started on some of your own home projects today!  To learn more, you can register […]

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Interagency Partners Emphasize Prevention and Preparedness

The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department Forestry Division, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service emphasize the importance of fire prevention and preparedness. Know before you go. When planning your outdoor adventure always check for local closures and restrictions, […]

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Prevent wildfires when welding, grinding or cutting metal

Be prepared and stay alert for fire when welding, grinding, or cutting metal.  Tips: Avoid hot, dry and windy days, be prepared with water, shovel and fire extinguisher, assign someone as a fire watch, use a welding blanket or other spark barrier.  One less spark, one less wildfire! https://nmfireinfo.com/links/outdoor-fire-safety/one-less-spark/ #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Does your community have a wildfire protection plan?

Do you know whether your community or county has a wildfire protection plan?To find out, visit NM State Forestry at https://bit.ly/391mA3z and become involved! #WildfireSafety #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Would your home survive a wildfire?

Showers of embers ahead of a wildfire can burn homes down. Protect your home from wildfire by removing leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3a0htk8, https://nmfireinfo.com/information/ #NMFire #WildfireSafety #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 29 – April 4, 2020

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Wildland Fire Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 29 – April 4, 2020. This year’s theme is “When wildfire strikes will you be ready?”  The messaging of the week provides actions individuals can take to prevent […]

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2020-2021 Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program Application Period Open

New Mexico Counties has announced that applications for the Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant are now being accepted.  This program is offered by New Mexico Counties and funded by Bureau of Land Management New Mexico.  This grant program assists communities in New Mexico that are near BLM lands and would be affected by wildfire.  Approximately $260,000 […]

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Updated: BLM Taos Field Office plans prescribed burns near Tres Piedras and Cerro in Feb. 2020

Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing for up to 30 days, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burns in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument on the Guadalupe Mountains, located 1 mile south of Cerro, N.M.  Smoke may be visible from highways NM 522, U.S. 285, and U.S. 64. On Feb. 1, BLM […]

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Prescribed burn planned for Sandoval County Spring 2020

Beginning Jan. 24 thru April 30, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office will conduct a prescribed burn at the Perea Nature Area on approximately 20 acres of salt cedar and Russian olive tree piles. The project is located along the Perea Nature Trail, which is within the Rio Salado Riparian area, […]

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Prescribed burns planned in Lincoln County in January 2020

Beginning this month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.  There are five burn units totalling 1,230 acres located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. These operations are weather dependent and will […]

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