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Fire Update – Gila National Forest – Good Fire – July 4, 2020

Location: 1 1/2 miles Southwest of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument                   Start Date:  June 28, 2020                  Cause:  Lightning     Size:  ~17,58862 acres Vegetation:   Timber, Tall Grass, Brush                                  Containment: 60% Strategy/Summary: This lightning-caused fire is burning on National Forest System lands in the Gila Wilderness. Fire crews have successful stopped the forward spread of the northeast section of […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Update – Cub Fire – July 4, 2020

Location:  Approximately 1-mile northeast of Cub Mountain, near the West Fork of the Gila River, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest.        Start Date:  June 28, 2020                  Cause:  Lightning        Size:  ~2,232 acres Vegetation:  grass, brush, and multiple snags Strategy/Summary: The Cub Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Vics Peak Fire Containment Increases

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 11,713 acres, with 98 personnel assigned. A local district fire management team will begin today managing the Vics Peak Fire. The chance for moderate fire weather conditions will continue […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Update – Tadpole Fire – July 4, 2020

Location:  5 miles north of Pinos Altos, NM                       Size:  ~ 11,159 acres Start Date:  June 06, 2020                                                  Cause:  Lightning            Vegetation:  Trees and Brush                                                     Containment: 70% Strategy/Summary:   The Tadpole Fire has not advanced in the last few days. Interior smokes are being monitored by fire crews. Crews continue to monitor fire lines and […]

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Vics Peak Fire Transitioning Back to Local Type 4 Organization Tomorrow

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 11,713 acres, with 124 personnel assigned. The chance for fire weather conditions will continue its downward trajectory into the weekend. The potential for fire growth has […]

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Containment Climbs as Moisture Moves in on Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 11,463 acres, with 172 personnel assigned. The chance for fire weather conditions will continue its downward trajectory over the next four days. The potential for fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Update – Cub Fire – July 1, 2020

Location: Approximately 1-mile northeast of Cub Mountain, near the West Fork of the Gila River, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest.Start Date: June 28, 2020 Cause: Lightning Size: ~535 acresVegetation: grass, brush, and multiple snags Strategy/Summary: The Cub Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest. The […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Update – Tadpole Fire July 1, 2020

Location:  5 miles north of Pinos Altos, NM Start Date:  June 06, 2020            Cause:  Lightning             Size:  ~ 11,159 acres Vegetation:  Trees and Brush                                             Containment: 70% Strategy/Summary: The southern end of the Tadpole Fire remains active with smoldering fire behavior. Fire crews are working in close coordination with a helicopter equipped with a bucket of […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Update – Good Fire July 1, 2020

Location: 1 1/2 miles Southwest of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument                                           Start Date:  June 28, 2020               Cause:  Lightning             Size: ~17,200acres Vegetation:   Timber, Tall Grass, Brush                                              Containment: 53% Strategy/Summary: This lightning-caused fire is burning on National Forest System lands in the Gila Wilderness. Fire crews are successfully working in coordination with a helicopter to construct hand line […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Update Cub Fire July 1, 2020

Location:  Approximately 1-mile northeast of Cub Mountain, near the West Fork of the Gila River, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest.        Start Date:  June 28, 2020                          Cause:  Lightning             Size:  ~535 acres Vegetation:  grass, brush, and multiple snags Strategy/Summary: The Cub Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila […]

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Vics Peak Fire 18% Contained, Holds Through Critical Fire Weather

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 10,624 acres, with 172 personnel assigned. Fire behavior continues to be active, mainly within the interior, and it will likely continue to produce heat until the […]

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Vics Peak Fire 3% Contained, Uptick in Fire Activity from Recent Weather

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 9,924 acres, with 173 personnel assigned. Yesterday’s critical fire weather led to more active fire behavior. Most of the elevated fire activity was to the north, […]

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Observe Firework Restrictions to Prevent Wildfires

As you celebrate this Independence Day, remember that fireworks are prohibited on all federal lands and many other jurisdictions in New Mexico. Check with your local fire department and at firerestrictions.us/nm.   With the dry conditions we’re experiencing, it only takes one spark for the entire holiday to go up in smoke! #PreventWildfires #NMFire #RecreateResponsibly

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Specialists Improve Weather and Fire Behavior Predictions on Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 9,293 acres (3% contained), with 191 personnel assigned. Firefighters have been anticipating the critical fire weather conditions forecast for today. A Long-Term Analyst has been working […]

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Crews Prepare for Critical Fire Weather Expected Monday on Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 8,886 acres, with 194 personnel assigned. Ground resources continue to hold and improve containment lines with help from aerial operations as weather allows. Today, air operations […]

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Elevated Fire Weather May Increase Activity on Vics Peak Fire Today

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 8,072 acres, with 165 personnel assigned. Dry thunderstorm activity will continue today over the fire area. Outflow drafts from these storms could cause gusty and erratic […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Good Fire for June 26, 2020

Location: between Blood Canyon and Brushy Mountain, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National ForestStart Date: June 6, 2020 Size: ~ 14,100 acres Cause: LightningVegetation: Pinyon Juniper Containment: 39%Current Information: This lightning-caused fire is burning on National Forest System lands in the Gila Wilderness. Wind and heat have caused the fire to grow. There is minimal fire […]

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Firefighters Vigilant as Dry Thunderstorms Continue Over Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, remains at 6,912 acres, with 164 personnel assigned. The Magdalena Ranger District has experienced thunderstorm activity for the past three days, and fuels continue to dry out with minimal […]

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Suppression Strategy on Vics Peak Fire Focused on Safety

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to an estimated 6,729 acres, with 121 personnel assigned. The slight decrease in acreage from yesterday is due to improved mapping. Yesterday, the fire received gusty winds […]

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