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Current Fire Restrictions in New Mexico

Below are the current fire restrictions in New Mexico. The website, Firerestrictions.us is temporarily unavailable. You can contact your local fire department or government agency for additional information. LOCAL Los Alamos CountyMora County STATE State Land Office FEDERAL No restrictions at this time

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Able Fire Update, August 24, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Able Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District  Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 18, 2020 Location: Scott Able Canyon, New Mexico Lat/Long: Example 32°42’56.0″N / 105°43’53.0″W Firefighting Resources: 2 Type 6-Engines and support personnel Fuel Type:  Grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: None Fire Update: Yesterday, firefighters brought ample water to increase […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Final Update, August 21, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 3,070 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM, near Dark Canyon Lat/Long: Example 33°40’0.16 N / 105°37”42.61″W  Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine Values at Risk: None Fire Update: Fire activity on the Dark Canyon Fire is low with the […]

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Able Fire Update, August 21, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Able Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 18, 2020 Location: Scott Able Canyon, New Mexico Lat/Long: Example 32°42’56.0″N 105°43’53.0W” Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine, 1 hand crew and support personnel Total Personnel: 18 Fuel Type:  Grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: None Fire Update: Firefighters took advantage of […]

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Able Fire Update, August 20, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name: Able Fire Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date Detected: August 18, 2020 Location: near Scott Able Canyon Lat/Long: 32°42’56.0″N  105°43’53.0″W Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine, 1 hand crew, support personnel (16 total personnel) Fuel Type: grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: no structures at […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Update-August 19, 2020: Containment Jumps to 45%

Size: 3,030 acres Containment: 45% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM near Dark Canyon Total Personnel: 25 Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Date/Time Detected: 8/4/20 at 4:30 pm Fire Update: A large interior pocket of unburned fuel on the east side of the […]

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Lincoln National Forest: New Fire Start Near Scott Abel Canyon

Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 0.25 acre Cause: Lightning Date Detected: 8/18/20 Location: In the vicinity of Scott Abel Canyon Fuel Type: Mix Conifer Values at Risk: Unknown Fire Update: Firefighters are responding to a 0.25-acre fire in the vicinity of Scott Abel Canyon. Smoke is visible from Timberon, NM. More information will be […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Update: August 17, 2020

Size: 2,527 acres Containment: 10% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM Total Personnel: 45 Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Date/Time Detected: 8/4/20 at 4:30 pm Dark Canyon Fire Maps Fire Update: On Sunday, the Dark Canyon Fire received up to ¼ inch of […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Update August 15, 2020: Firing Operations Planned for Today

Size: 1,509 acres Containment: 10% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM Total Personnel: 120 Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Date/Time Detected: 8/4/20 at 4:30 pm Dark Canyon Fire Maps Fire Update: The Dark Canyon Fire received light precipitation yesterday afternoon moderating fire activity. […]

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Gila National Forest – Windy Fire, Glenwood Ranger District

There is a small fire on the Glenwood Ranger District in the Gila Wilderness. The Windy Fire is approximately 15-20 acres burning in steep terrain in the Whitewater-Baldy Fire burn scar. Smoke is visible on US Hwy 180 from the area of the Aldo Leopold Vista. The Glenwood RD fire crew is monitoring from the […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Update August 13, 2020: Fire Grows In Size But Is Still Within Suppression Strategy Area

Size: 1,324 acres Containment: 10% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM Total Personnel: 120 Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Date/Time Detected: 8/4/20 at 4:30 pm Dark Canyon Fire Maps Fire Update: The Dark Canyon Fire remains within the Suppression Strategy Area and is […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Dark Canyon Fire Update August 8, 2020: Crew Conduct Firing Operations

Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 300 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Values at Risk: Private Land Dark Canyon Fire […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Dark Canyon Fire Update August 7, 2020

Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 300 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Values at Risk: Private Land […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Dark Canyon Fire Update August 6, 2020

Incident Name: Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 30 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Values at Risk: […]

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Lincoln National Forest: New Fire Start – Dark Canyon Fire (Smokey Bear Ranger District)

Incident Name: Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 0.25 acre Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Firefighting Resources: 3 engines, 1 patrol unit, plus additional personnel Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa […]

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Gila National Forest: McMillan Fire – Silver City Ranger District

Location:  Northwest of McMillan Campground, Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  August 4, 2020                          Cause:  Lightning                             Size:  ~1 acre Vegetation:  Mixed conifer                         Resources:  Silver City RD engines have responded Summary:  The McMillan Fire is burning northwest of McMillan Campground, approximately one mile below Signal Peak between the campground and the Signal Peak […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Final Fire Update -Vics Peak Fire 100% Contained

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, remains 14,624 acres and is now 100% contained. This will be the final operational update for the Vics Peak Fire barring any significant events on the fire. Minimal fire behavior was observed […]

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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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