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Gila National Forest: Pile burning planned for Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, December 2, 2019 – The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District plans district-wide pile burns, weather, and fire conditions permitting. With the arrival of winter moisture, the Reserve Ranger District is preparing to burn piles at various district locations. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness.  The pile burns are […]

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Smokey Bear LIVE from Capitan, NM! November 7

This Thursday, November 7, at 11 a.m. Mountain Time, join Smokey Bear for a live webcast from Capitan, NM, near where he was found as an injured cub and returned to be buried many years later! This is a free event! Register now at http://www.SmokeyBearLIVE.org.  You can submit questions and participate in this interactive program […]

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Gila National Forest: Silver City Ranger District Planning Fall Vegetation Treatment

Silver City, NM, November 4, 2019–The Silver City Ranger District is planning a vegetation treatment this fall to reduce hazardous fuels conditions, protect private property, and improve wildlife habitat.  The Jaybird Prescribed Fire is planned for mid-November or early December depending on appropriate weather conditions. This 2,400-acre prescribed fire lies to the north of the […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plan Baney Prescribed Burn Beginning 11/04/2019

Magdalena, N.M., October 31, 2019 – The Cibola National Forest, Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to help improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Baney Prescribed Fire Project is expected to begin on Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 8, 2019 depending on weather and vegetation conditions. Up to 1,200 acres will […]

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Keep Fall Season Wildfire Safety in Mind, Oct. 7, 2019

As the fall season begins, land managers would like to remind the public to practice wildfire safety while enjoying the outdoors. Federal and state wildfire cooperators in New Mexico urge caution for those participating in hunting and other outdoor activities to go prepared to avoid sparking a fire. Just one small spark or heat from […]

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Gila NF: Apache Fire – Final Update

Location: The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019                             Size: 180 acres        Cause:  Lightning            Percent Contained:  0                                               IC:  J. Gutierrez, ICT5 Summary:  The Apache Fire was reported on Wednesday, September 4. It is located on the southwest […]

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Gila NF: Silver City RD Planning Fall Vegetation Work

Silver City, NM, September 16, 2019 — The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District has several vegetation projects planned for the fall and winter months.  These projects are related to hazardous fuels reduction, wildlife habitat improvement, watershed function enhancement, and wildland-urban interface treatment. The Jaybird Prescribed Fire is planned for the first available weather […]

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Gila NF: Apache Fire – Update for September 12, 2019

Location: The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019                                Size: 163 acres Cause:  Lightning      Percent Contained:  0                                                     IC:  Gabe Castanon, ICT4 Summary:  The Apache Fire was reported on Wednesday, September 4. It is located on the southwest slope […]

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Cibola NF & NG – Magdalena Ranger District Planning Baney Prescribed Burn

Magdalena, N.M., September 12, 2019 – The Cibola National Forest, Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to help improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Baney Prescribed Fire Project is expected to begin this fall and continue until completed, depending on weather and vegetation conditions. Up to 2,500 acres will be treated in […]

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Gila NF – Apache Fire – Update for September 10, 2019

Location: The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019                                Size: ~150-160 acres             Cause:  Lightning      Percent Contained:  0                                                     IC:  Gabe Castanon, ICT4 Summary:  The Apache Fire was reported on Wednesday, September 4. It is located on the southwest […]

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Gila NF: Apache Fire, Update for September 7

Location:  The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019                                Size: ~150-160 acres             Cause:  Lightning Percent Contained:  0                                                     IC:  Gabe Castanon, ICT4 Summary:  The Apache Fire was reported on Wednesday, September 4. It is located on the southwest […]

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Gila NF: Cox Fire, Update for September 7

Location: Turkey Run drainage, south of Burnt Cabin Flat and NM State Hwy. 59, on National Forest System Lands, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Sierra County, NM Incident Start Date:  August 27, 2019               Size: 61 acres Cause:  Lightning          Percent Contained:  0                            […]

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Gila NF – Apache Fire — Update for September 6, 2019

Apache Fire Map_09062019 Location: The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019                             Size: ~140 acres Cause:  Lightning                                          […]

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Gila NF: Cox Fire, Black Range Ranger District

Cox Fire Public Information Map Location: Turkey Run drainage, south of Burnt Cabin Flat and NM State Hwy. 59, on National Forest System Lands, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Sierra County, NM Incident Start Date:  August 27, 2019                    Size: 34 acres    Cause:  Lightning Percent Contained:  0                                               IC:  Dustin Roper, ICT 4 Summary:  The […]

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Gila NF – Apache Fire, September 5, 2019

Location: The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019           Size: ~10-15 acres Cause:  Lightning           Percent Contained:  0                IC:  Gabe Castanon ICT4 Summary:  […]

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Lincoln National Forest -Sacramento Ranger District- New Fire Start: Middle Fire

Incident Name – Middle Fire Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: .10 Cause: Lightning Date Detected: August 31, 2019 Location: 8 miles southeast of Weed, NM between the towns of Weed and Duncan. Lat/Long: Example: 32°46’12.25″N 105°21’41.41W Legal Description: T18S, R15E, SESW Sec 1 Firefighting Resources: 4 engine crews Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine, Grass understory […]

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Blue Mountain Fire – Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola NF – 8/27/2019

Magdalena, NM; August 27, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Blue Mountain Fire, located approximately 3 ½ miles northwest of Blue Mountain in the San Mateo Mountains, on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began Sunday, August 25, 2019 and has increased to 42 acres in size.  A course of action […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/23/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  9214 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Fire Update 8/23/2019: Smoke was visible the past two days on the Rawhide Fire as it […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/19/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  8,004 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Fire Update 8/19/2019: The Rawhide Fire was active over the weekend as crews conducted aerial and […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/9/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  4 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 9, 2019, 11:20 am Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Firefighting Resources: 1 Engine and additional fire personnel. Fire Update: The Rawhide Fire started August 9, 2019, on the Guadalupe Ranger […]

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