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Gila National Forest – Kerr Fire Update, 5/24/2017 at 9:15

Kerr Fire – May 24, 2017 – 9:15 a.m. Location: 17 miles northeast of Reserve, New Mexico Start Date: May 1, 2017 Size: 10,500 acres Contained: 58% Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Gambel Oak, Pinon/Juniper Resources: Engines: 3, Type 1 Crew: 1, Type 3 Helicopter: 1, Total personnel: 44 Resources will be patrolling the fire perimeter, and […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 5/22/17 5:00 pm FINAL Prescribed Fire Update: All ignitions completed – 420 acres treated today!

Smokey Bear Ranger District – West Mountain (Unit 6) Prescribed Fire Project (pile burning) Prescribed Fire Update – 5/22/17  5:00 pm – Firefighters successfully completed ignition operations on the 420-acre West Mountain (Unit 6) Prescribed Fire project today.  Under favorable conditions, they were able to treat all of the piles within the 420-acre unit with […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire 5/22/2017

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 12, 2017 Size: 672 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke: Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources: […]

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Hondito Wildfire Community Meeting Planned

Taos, NM, May 19, 2017—For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are inviting the public to a community meeting 10 am Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Tres Piedras Ranger Station located at 22280 US Highway 64, Tres Piedras 87577.  The meeting will discuss the Hondito Wildfire and answer questions about planned […]

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Baca Fire, May 18, 2017 at 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    670 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, […]

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Baca Fire, May 17, 2017

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    670 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, grass. Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources:    3 […]

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Baca Fire, May 16, 2017 at 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    400 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, Grass Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources:    3 […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire, 5/15/2017 @ 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 12, 2017 Size: 330 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Grass Smoke: Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources: 1 engine, 2 […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire, 5/14/2017 at 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 12, 2017 Size: 300 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Grass Smoke: Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources: 2 engines, 2 […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire, 5/13/2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: • Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest • 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 12, 2017 Size: 200 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Grass Smoke: Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources: 2 […]

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Gila National Forest – Kerr Fire, 5/12/2017

Location: 17 miles northeast of Reserve, New Mexico Start Date: May 1, 2017 Size: 2,665 acres Contained: 17% Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Gamble Oak, Pinon/Juniper Resources: Engines: 2, Total personnel: 6 Summary: Observed fire activity on Thursday was minimal, however there remains to be heat along the fire perimeter on the northeast and north […]

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Gila National Forest – Kerr Wildfire at 9:30 a.m. 5/11/2017 – Final

Reserve Ranger District – Kerr Wildfire (Lat:  33.48.9 x Long. -108.28.27) 2665 acres.  17% contained. Located 17 miles northeast of Reserve.  CURRENT UPDATE/NOTICES:  The Kerr fire received snow and rain yesterday. Fire spread and activity have decreased significantly. Due to more accurate mapping the acreage has decreased. Resources will continue monitoring fire behavior. Smoke will still be visible from Apache […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Soldier Prescribed Fire FINAL UPDATE – 5/6/17 7:30 PM – All ignition operations completed – 4,300 acres treated with Prescribed Fire

Guadalupe Ranger District – Soldier Prescribed Fire (Lat:  32.0817 x Long. -104.7731) 4,300 acres, broadcast burn.  Located 40 miles southwest of Carlsbad and about 5 miles south of Queen, NM.  CURRENT UPDATES/NOTICES:  Prescribed Fire FINAL UPDATE – 5/6/17 – 7:30 pm:  Firefighters treated an additional 1300 acres today using hand and aerial ignitions.  To date, firefighters have […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Kerr Fire 1000

  Location: Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest John Kerr Peak, 17 miles northeast of Reserve Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 1, 2017                Size:    110 acres        Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, Gamble Oak, Pinon/Juniper Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Apache Creek, Cruzville, Aragon, and Reserve, […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Kerr Fire at 1800

Location: • Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest • John Kerr Peak, 17 miles northeast of Reserve • Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 1, 2017 Size: 60 acres as 1300 hours Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Gamble Oak, Pinon/Juniper Smoke: Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Apache Creek, […]

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Gila National Forest – Kerr Fire

  Kerr Fire Location: Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest John Kerr Peak, 17 miles northeast of Reserve Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 1, 2017                Size:                30 acres Cause:            Lightning                      Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, Gamble Oak, Pinon/Juniper Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Apache Creek, Cruzville, Aragon, […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 04/16/17 – 6:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update

Prescribed Fire Update – 04/16/17 – 6:30 pm:  Firefighters successfully treated 150 acres today on the Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire project, located north of Mayhill.  Today’s staffing (firefighting resources) included 3 BLM engines, 5 Forest Service engines and one Interagency Hotshot Crew. Total number of personnel:  55.  Firefighters will return to the project tomorrow to […]

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Lincoln National Forest – HIGH describes current Fire Danger for the Forest

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – With the increase in hotter temperatures and drying winds over the past few days, drier fuel moistures have escalated the potential for an increase unwanted wildland fire starts. Based on current weather and fuel conditions and the increase in public and recreational activities within the Forest during the upcoming weeks, […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Campground Fire (3/16/17)

New Fire Start – Campground Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 03/16/17  9:30 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 03/16/17  6:24 pm Location: Approximately 2 miles west of Mayhill, NM and just off of Highway 82 Lat/Long: 32 deg, 54 min, 14.4 sec X 105 deg, 30 min, 15.7 sec Legal Description: T16S, […]

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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Rating: MODERATE (3/2/17)

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – A combination of low moisture, long term effects of persistent drought, winds and increasingly warm weather in southern New Mexico has prompted Lincoln National Forest fire officials to rate the current fire danger as MODERATE. All fire danger rating signs on the Lincoln National Forest will be displaying MODERATE […]

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