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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Remove Dead Plants and Debris from Property

As fall approaches and cooler temperatures set in, wildfire season can seem like a distant concern. However, this is a great time to begin preparations for the next fire season and clean up around your home. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The October […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Skip the Fireworks to Support Firefighters

Fireworks are a popular Fourth of July tradition. Over the years, many of us have personally experienced close calls and disasters related to firework-ignited fires – a stray ember on a rooftop, burnt grass, smoldering casings and other potential ignition sources. With an early start to the 2022 wildfire season, your NM wildfire cooperators and […]

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Peppin Canyon Fire Update: 6/12/22, 11am

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 2.5 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: June 11, 2022, 3:00 pm Location: North side of the Capitan Wilderness.Map of the fire’s location: https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/%3F/33.5984/-105.3212/12 Firefighting Resources: 1 wildland fire module, 1 engine, 1 repel crew, 2 helicopters. Fuel Type: The fire is in a burn scar and is consuming […]

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Bear Trap Fire update for May 29, 2022

Acres: 38,225 acres             Containment: 75% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 357          Start Date: May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: Fire lines were tested by high winds Saturday and held up well as more than three-quarters of the fire now is considered contained. Crews […]

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Bear Trap Fire update May 27, 2022

Acres: 38,091 acres             Containment: 41% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 428          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights:  Thursday was a solid day on the Bear Trap Fire as crews patrolled fire containment lines and conducted mop up operations along the southern […]

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Black Fire Daily Update: 5/26/22

Acres: 179,539 acres Containment: 13% Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences Personnel:  777 Structures Lost: 2 Fuels: Timber and tall grass Cause: Human-caused, under investigation Overview:  Personnel conducted firing operations along Turkey Creek Road to keep the fire south of State Highway 59 and west of State Highway 52. The rugged nature, inaccessible […]

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NM Fire Information Resources

A list of official fire information resources for large wildfire incidents in New Mexico NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Fire Resource Hotline 1-800-432-2080 for fire consequence resources or sheltering needs. NM Roads – Official Road Status for the State of NM (road closures, etc.) Map of Wildfires in NM (zoom into specific […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Wildfire season is here. Pack a go bag and keep it near!

With the 2022 wildfire season off to an early start in New Mexico, it is vital to have an emergency kit and an evacuation plan in place for you and your family. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The May message from a partnership […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Is Year Round: Prepare for Flames and Sparks Before Wildfire Season

With wildfire season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare your home and yard for wildfire. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The April message from the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico, Fire Adapted New Mexico learning network (FACNM) […]

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Minimize the Impact

Is your community prepared for wildfire? Proactive communities play a key role in minimizing the impact of wildfire. Become fire-adapted by taking steps now to prepare. Learn more at FACNM.org, FireAdaptedCommunitiesVideo, FirewiseUSA®-NewMexico #FireAdaptedNM #FirewiseUSA #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Prevent Campfire Escapes

Make it your goal to extinguish hot coals. If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir and repeat until cold! Campfire Safety (NMFireInfo.com) and Smokey Bear (smokeybear.com). #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #SmokeyBear 

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New Fire Start on the Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest

Incident Name – The Blue Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District          Size: 2 acres Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: March 3, 2022 at 4:30 pm Location: Off Forest Service 120A road northeast of Ruidoso. Firefighting Resources: 2 engines, 1 hotshot crew and county firefighters Evacuations: None Values at Risk: Private land and […]

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Prescribed Burns Scheduled on the Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Prescribed Burns West of Ruidoso Ruidoso, NM – Feb. 7, 2022—The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest is planning to conduct prescribed burns in the Grindstone and Perk Canyon areas west of Ruidoso as early as tomorrow, Tuesday, February 8. Prescribed burning will continue throughout winter and spring as conditions allow. Crews […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Prune Your Trees for Those Hotter Degrees!!

Recognizing that longer, more extreme fire seasons are likely to continue, preparing our homes, properties, and communities for wildfire is more important than ever. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The February message from the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico, and partners at […]

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POSTPONED: Lincoln National Forest, Prescribed Burn Planned in the 16 Springs Area, Sacramento Ranger District

UPDATE: 11/30/2021 – The 16 Springs Prescribed Burn has been postponed. CLOUDCROFT, NM – 11/29/20: The Sacramento Ranger District plans to begin prescribed burning in the 16 Springs area approximately 3 miles north of Mayhill, NM beginning the last week in November and continuing throughout the winter and spring as conditions allow. Smoke from the […]

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Cathey Vista 4 Fire Update

Name: Cathey Vista 4 Fire Location: Near Cathy Vista and Cathey Canyon Trail (T105A) on the Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 0.75 acres Cause: Unknown Update: Firefighters have stopped forward progress of the Cathey Vista 4 Fire, previously called the Cathy Vista Fire. The fire is burning in dead and down woody debris […]

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Recorded Sessions Now Available: NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit 2021

If you missed this year’s virtual NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit (Summit), you can view the recorded sessions and presentations from the speakers on the NM Counties website at https://www.nmcounties.org/resources/. The Summit is sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management NM in partnership with NM Counties and an organizing committee of agency and non-profit representatives […]

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Gila NF: Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project planned for Poverty Creek Wildland Urban Interface

Truth or Consequences, NM. October 15, 2021.  The Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District is planning a hazardous fuels reduction project, estimated at 150 acres in the Poverty Creek Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). The Black Range Ranger District is continuing work on reducing hazardous fuels, including prescribed burning, for the fall/winter of 2021-2022 on […]

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Carson National Forest Implements Fire Restrictions

Taos, NM – June 16, 2021— Due to ongoing drought and increased fire danger, the Carson National Forest is implementing Stage 1 fire restrictions across the entire forest, effective 8:00 a.m. Thursday, June 17. Stage 1 fire restrictions are a proactive way to reduce the very real risk of human-caused wildfire, protect natural and cultural […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 15, 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/   Fire Phone 575-519-0103 JOHNSON FIRE Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                                       Size: ~ 73,069                                         Cause:  […]

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