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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update for Smokey Bear Ranger District – 11/20/17 – 1:00 pm – Ignitions ceased for today on Grindstone Mesa project

Prescribed Fire Update:  November 20, 1:00 pm – Firefighters have ceased ignitions for today.  Smoke was not lifting and dispersing as planned, therefore the Burn Boss called for a halt on ignitions for today.  Smoke was visible from Ruidoso and surrounding areas.  Firefighters will continue to be on site to monitor and patrol the area throughout […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District – Prescribed Fire Update – 11/14/17 6:00 PM – Ignitions completed on Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire Project

Lincoln National Forest Sacramento Ranger District Prescribed Fire Update 11/14/17 – 6:00 PM – Firefighters treated the remaining Wet Burnt prescribed fire unit today, bringing the total number of acres treated to 290 (60 ac treated yesterday and 230 treated today).  They will return to the site tomorrow (11/15) to patrol, monitor and tend to […]

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Gila National Forest: Update Eagle/Peak Fires on Reserve RD

Reserve, NM, October 27, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire personnel reported smoke on Friday, October 20; and is from lightning as a result of thunderstorms that passed through the Gila National Forest on Thursday, October 19. Eagle Fire – Located northwest of Eagle Peak Lookout and is at approximately 1acre and has merged with […]

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Gila National Forest: Two Lightning Caused Fires on Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, October 23, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire personnel reported smoke on Friday, October 20; and is from lightning as a result of thunderstorms that passed through the Gila National Forest on Thursday, October 19. Eagle Fire – Located northwest of Eagle Peak Lookout and is at approximately 1/10 acres. Peak Fire – […]

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Gila National Forest: Redstone Prescribed Burn to begin October 30 on Silver City RD

Silver City, NM, October 26, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning to do a 413 acre prescribed burn in the area known as Redstone. The project boundaries are:  Forest Road 154 (Signal Peak Road) and Forest Road 4255 to the south; handline to the east; Forest Road 149 […]

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Gila National Forest: Women in Wildland Fire boot camp will hold a Prescribed Burn as part of a training exercise

Truth or Consequences, NM, October 11, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest is sponsoring the Women in Wildland Fire boot camp and second weekend events will occur October 14-15. This boot camp offers a comprehensive introduction to wildland firefighting.  The training for this upcoming weekend will include a prescribed burn […]

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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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Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District – Rock Pile Fire – FINAL FIRE UPDATE 7/17/17 – 1:20 pm

Fire Name: Rock Pile Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 07/12/17  4:00 pm Location: West of Big Canyon, 12 Miles from Queen, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°, 1′, 42.53″,  Long: 104°, 45′, 59.77″ Legal Description: T26S, R21E, NWSW Sec 24 Firefighting Resources: 6 personnel, 1 Engine Values at Risk: None Hazards: Snags, […]

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Gila National Forest – Outlaw Fire

Location:  West of U.S. Highway 180, Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest. Legal description – T13S, R20W, Section 2. Start Date:  July 15, 2017                               Size: ~8 acres                     Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Grasses and pinon juniper                 Resources:  Monitoring.                                Containment:  0% Summary:  The Outlaw Fire is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Glenwood Ranger District, Gila […]

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Lincoln National Forest – White Horse Fire Update – 7/15/17 1:45 pm

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 07/07/17   3:15pm Location: Approximately 14 miles northwest of Ruidoso, NM in the White Mountain Wilderness. Lat/Long: Lat 33°, 27′, 20.67″ x Long 105°, 50′, 48.84″ Legal Description:  T10S, R10E, Sec 12 Firefighting Resources:  One Forest Service engine, plus overhead. Values at Risk: None identified at this time Hazards: Terrain, snags […]

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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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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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Gila National Forest – Whiterocks Fire – Glenwood Ranger District

Whiterocks 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: ~7-10 acres                      Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine […]

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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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Gila National Forest – Final Update on Wilderness RD fires – July 5, 2017

Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 20,240 acres. This fire is showing low behavior which is as it should in a fire-adapted ecosystem.  Crews have been working to ensure that the fire does not cross Diamond Creek. The area has been black-lined south of the creek. No new growth is anticipated and will […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire July 4th, 2017 @ 1000

Location:         Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    ~7,400 acres                Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     1 wildland fire module, Crew 621 and other fire personnel with a total of 20 Containment: 42% (managed for multiple resource objectives) Summary: The […]

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Lincoln National Forest -Logan Fire – FIRST & FINAL UPDATE – 7/3/17 – 11:45 AM

The Logan Fire, on the Sacramento Ranger District,  was reported yesterday (7/2/17) afternoon.  The fire’s location:  3 miles west of Sacramento Lookout and 3 1/2 miles south of Sunspot.  Upon initial size up of the fire, Forest Service firefighters determined that it was caused by lightning and several cabins, about 1/2 mile away, were identified as potential values at risk.  Firefighters proceeded with a full […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire Closure Lifted on June 30, 2017 @ 1000

Quemado, NM, June 29, 2017 — The Baca Fire, at approximately 11,139 acres, is located on the Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest and has been burning since May 12, 2017.  Quemado District Ranger, Emily Irwin stated ”Based on the information received over the past two weeks we do not expect an additional increase in […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire June 29, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,397 acres                  Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 34 Containment: 10% (managed for multiple resource objectives) Summary: The Round […]

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