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Lincoln National Forest – Sacramento Ranger District: Prescribed Burn Near Bluewater Ranch

The Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District is proceeding with a prescribed burn approximately two miles west of Bluewater Ranch passed Seep Canyon. Multiple piles will be treated with hand ignitions today. Crews hope to claim 150 acres. Work began around 10:00 a.m. this morning.  Weather conditions are optimal with mild winds and cooler temperatures. […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Lewis Prescribed Burn 4/12/2019

The Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District will continue with ignition on the Lewis Prescribed fire today. The prescribed burn is located near the towns of Weed and Sacramento, NM. Smoke may impact various roads in the area and may be visible from the communities of Weed, Mayhill, Sacramento and Cloudcroft NM. The public is […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plan Baney Prescribed Burn this spring.

MAGDALENA, NM, April 9, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are planning to conduct the Baney prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District this spring in the  San Mateo Mountains. Aerial and hand ignition will be used to treat up to 5,000 acres in the project area, located on the northwest […]

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Gila National Forest – East Centerfire Prescribed Burn (Quemado RD) postponed

The Gila NF, Quemado Ranger District will not conduct the previously announced prescribed burn in the area known as East Centerfire today, April 8. After reviewing conditions on the ground, including recent precipitation, and forecasted weather and winds, fire managers decided to postpone the burn. Fire managers will look for a window next week to […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Alum Fire, April 6, 2019

The Alum Fire, which is burning on National Forest System Lands, within the boundaries of the Gila Wilderness. It is located just south of the Grapevine Campground, and west of NM Hwy 15. Helicopter survey has verified the fire at an estimated 10 acres and on both sides of the river. This fire is burning […]

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Gila National Forest: Alum Fire

The Alum Fire, which is located on National Forest System lands, within the boundaries of the Gila Wilderness, is south of the Grapevine Campground and west of NM Hwy 15. This is approximately 5-10 acres, probably human-caused. Silver City Hotshots and Type 2helicopter have been ordered and will arrive in the a.m. An initial attack […]

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Gila National Forest: East Centerfire Prescribed Burn Planned on Quemado RD

Forest Order 06-19-003_Exhibit A (Map)FreemanUnit_VicinityMap for NRForest Order 06-19-003_EastCenterfireRxBurn Quemado, NM, April 4, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn starting the week of April 8, weather dependent. The project plan is for 4,100 acres in the East Centerfire Unit, which is adjacent to Upper Cottonwood […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Lewis Prescribed Burn

The Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District will continue with ignition today on the Lewis Prescribed fire as previously planned. The prescribed burn is located near the towns of Weed and Sacramento, NM approximately 1 mile southwest of Blue Water Ranch and north/northeast of Mike Jones Ranch. Smoke may impact various roads in the area and […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Lewis Prescribed Burn To Proceed Next Week

The Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District is planning to proceed with the Lewis Prescribed Burn early next week if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, remain favorable. The burn area is approximately 1,000 acres located 1 mile southwest of Blue Water Ranch and north/northeast of Mike Jones Ranch. […]

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Gila NF: Collins Park Prescribed Burn

Shantie_Springs_RX MapLa Jolla_Rx Map The Gila National Forest is planning to conduct two prescribed burns (La Jolla and Shantie Springs) which includes approximately 6,000 acres which is located near Collins Park and the surrounding area, beginning today. Collins Park is located on Reserve Ranger District. Smoke and firefighter activity may impact FR 94, FR 28, […]

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Gila National Forest: East Centerfire Prescribed Burn planned on Quemado Ranger District

Quemado, NM, March 8, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn for late March – early April, weather dependent. The project plan is for 4,105 acres in the East Centerfire Unit, which is adjacent to Upper Cottonwood Canyon and Freeman Mountain, over a five-day period. The […]

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Gila National Forest: L-T East Prescribed Burn Planned on Wilderness Ranger District

2019 L-T East Rx Vicinity Map Mimbres, NM; March 4, 2019 – For Immediate Release – The Wilderness Ranger District will be conducting prescribed burning in the L-T East burn area. The planned dates to start are mid-to-late April, weather dependent. This project is funded by the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, Big […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District – Hop/Patterson Canyon Prescribed Fire begins February 20, 2019

Magdalena, NM, February 19, 2019 – Fire Managers at Cibola National Forest will begin a prescribed fire on the Magdalena Ranger District tomorrow, February 20, 2019. This planned ignition will be conducted under specific conditions to restore the fire dependent ecosystem.  This pile burn will promote forest health in many ways by reducing forest fuels, […]

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Lincoln National Forest Sacramento Ranger District to Burn Piles Feb. 19-20

Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger will burn slash piles near Alamo Peak today and tomorrow, weather permitting. Fire managers will monitor conditions closely to ensure they fall within the ranges identified in the burn plan. Crews hope to consume 12 hand piles of mixed conifer located along Alamo Peak Road between […]

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Gila NF: Reserve RD planning a prescribed burn near Collins Park

Reserve Ranger District planning a prescribed burn near Collins Park Reserve, NM, February 4, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District is planning on implementing two (2) prescribed fires (La Jolla and Shantie Springs) including approximately 6,000 acres which is located near Collins Park and surrounding area. The prescribed burns are tentatively scheduled for this […]

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UPDATE – Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdaelna Ranger District- Hop/Patterson Canyon Prescribed Fire will be implemented when conditons are favorable

Magdalena, NM, January 29, 2019 – Fire Managers at Cibola National Forest will execute several prescribed fires on the Magdalena Ranger District this winter.  These planned ignitions are conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems.  They promote forest health in many ways by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients, and increasing habitat diversity.  They […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Start – 1/21/2019, 16:25: Homestead Fire

Lincoln National Forest – New Start – Homestead Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Date/Time Detected: 1/21/2019, 2:35pm Location: Near FS Road 120A. NE of Ruidoso, NM Firefighting Resources: Local, County and Forest Service resources are responding to the fire. Size: 15-20 Acres Cause: Unknown Initial Status: The Homestead Fire was reported around 2:35 […]

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Gila NF: Silver City Ranger District Fire Personnel to conduct Pile Burning at Fort Bayard Administrative Site

Silver City, NM, November 30, 2018— Silver City Ranger District fire personnel will begin prescribed burning activity beginning the week of December 3, as weather conditions permit.  The woody debris pile is located at the Ft. Bayard Administrative Site.  The pile is the product of safety measures taken at the Administrative Site. Projected moisture may […]

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Gila NF:Quemado Ranger District continuing prescribed burn operations near Armijo Springs

Quemado, NM, November 30, 2018—The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, plans to continue prescribed burning operations as conditions allow beginning the week of December 3. The area targeted for pile burning is west of the Armijo Springs Campground, located in Township 2 South Range 17 West Section 26.  Approximately 18 mechanical piles remain with […]

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Gila NF: Reserve Ranger District planning a prescribed burn near Rancho Grande/Five Bar Subdivision

Reserve, NM, November 19, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning on igniting 1,000 acres broadcast burning located around the Reserve Airstrip and adjacent to Rancho Grande Subdivision. The prescribed burn is tentatively scheduled for the week of November 26, when desired weather and fire conditions permit. The project should […]

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