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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Deep Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District – 7/28/2018

MAGDALENA, NM, July 28, 2018 – The Deep Fire, located in the San Mateo Mountains on the Magdalena Ranger District, was first reported on Friday, July 27, 2018. The lightning caused fire is located in steep, rugged terrain between Deep Canyon and Cold Springs Canyon, approximately 1 mile east of the Apache Kid Wilderness and […]

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Lincoln National Forest – May 11 – 9:45 pm – Bullis Prescribed Fire Update

Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District BULLIS PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE: May 11, 2018 – 9:45 pm – Today, firefighters successfully treated an additional 700 acres with prescribed fire on the Bullis project.  They plan to continue with ignition operations again tomorrow if conditions are favorable. May 11, 2018 – 2:00 pm – With favorable fuel […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Final Update – May 8, 2018

MAGDALENA, NM, May 8, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed Burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to successfully treat 2,200 acres of pinyon-juniper forest. The burn removed encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, helping to increase the diversity of ground vegetation, stabilize soils, […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Update – May 6, 2018

  MAGDALENA, NM, May 6, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to continue successfully treating the pinyon-juniper forest. The burn is designed to remove encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, to help increase the diversity of ground […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Update – May 5, 2018

MAGDALENA, NM, May 5, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to begin successfully treating the pinyon-juniper forest. The burn is designed to remove encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, to help increase the diversity of ground vegetation, […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plan Gallinas Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, May 3, 2018 – Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands will conduct the Gallinas prescribed fire on the Magdalena Ranger District beginning Friday, May 4, 2018. The predicted forecast calls for hot, dry, and windy conditions – those needed to successfully treat pinyon-juniper forests. This treatment was planned nine years […]

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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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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger elevates to HIGH

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – As temperatures increase and drying winds become a frequent, almost daily occurrence, the potential for wildland fire starts increases significantly. Based on current weather and fuel conditions, along with the increase in visitors and recreational activities on the Forest, the Fire Danger Rating will be elevated to HIGH, effective […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District – Prescribed Fire Update for Perk Project – 4/1/18, 9:00 pm

Lincoln National Forest – Sacramento Ranger District – Perk Prescribed Fire project Learn more about how the US Forest Service uses prescribed fire to restore the forest environment: https://www.fs.fed.us/managing-land/fire/resilient-landscapes/prescribed-fire Prescribed Fire Update – 4/1/1 – 9:00 pm – Today firefighters treated 140 acres on the Perk Project with prescribed fire, bringing the total number of acres treated (to […]

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week March 25-31, 2018

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 25-31, 2018. This year’s theme is “Wildfire: It’s not a matter of if, but when. Prepare now.” The focus of the week is to promote actions that prevent human caused […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Planning Gallinas Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, March 1, 2018 – The Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Gallinas Prescribed Burn is expected to begin sometime this spring and continue for as long as weather and fuel moisture conditions are favorable. Up to 3,400 acres will be treated in the […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update for Smokey Bear Ranger District – 01/10/18, 9:00 am

Prescribed Fire Update:  January 10, 2018 – NO IGNITIONS PLANNED FOR TODAY!  Firefighters will be patrolling and monitoring the Grindstone Mesa prescribed fire project today.  Today’s weather forecast calls for higher precipitation and increased humidity which would not allow for successful ignition operations.  Firefighters will continue to evaluate weather conditions (on a daily basis) over […]

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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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Gila National Forest – Whiterock & Tower Fire, Glenwood Ranger District – July 13, 2017

Whiterock Fire Location:  4 miles west of mile marker 37 on U.S. Highway 180 and south of Saliz Pass, near the top of Whiterocks Mountain close to the Arizona border. Legal description — T9S, R21W, Section 30. Start Date:  July 10, 2017                               Size: ~20 acres                  Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine transitioning into pinon juniper Resources:  […]

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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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