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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – North Fire is now 2,530 acres

Magdalena, NM; May 26, 2016 – The Magdalena Ranger District’s North Fire has grown to 2,530 acres. Approximately 96 personnel are assigned to the incident.  This lightning-caused fire is being actively managed for multiple resource benefits.  The North Fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM.  Weather conditions were […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is 1,058 acres

Magdalena, NM; May 25, 2016 – For Immediate Release. The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District has grown in size to 1,058 acres with approximately 83 personnel on the incident.   The lightning-caused fire started on Saturday, May 21, and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 5 miles east of Grassy Lookout. Yesterday’s acreage […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – North Fire on Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; May 23, 2016 – For Immediate Release. The North Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 55 acres in size with approximately 78 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, two Type I Hot Shot crews, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter. The lightning-caused fire started on Saturday, […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Sacramento Ranger District – Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire – NO ignitions this week!

5/23/16 – 3:00 pm – Prescribed Fire Update:  Today’s extended forecast calls for high winds through Thursday therefore, firefighters will forego plans for ignitions this week.  They will reassess the conditions next week following the Memorial Day holiday. 5/23/16 – 9:30 am – Prescribed Fire Update:  This morning’s weather forecast calls for hotter, drier days WITH INCREASED WINDS on Tuesday […]

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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Dips from High to Moderate

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM, May 19, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Recent rain showers over the past few weeks have resulted in temporary relief and a brief delay of the upcoming fire season. Fire officials have determined that now, with the precipitation we’ve received, current conditions reflect a MODERATE fire danger rating for the […]

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Lincoln National Forest – TEST FIRE – 5/19/16 12:30 pm FINAL FIRE UPDATE

Test Fire FINAL FIRE UPDATE:  5/19/16, 12:30 PM – Although the fire did receive some precipitation, firefighters remain assigned to the incident and are continuing to mop-up the fire. This will be the FINAL FIRE UPDATE for the Test Fire, unless there is a significant change to report.  FIRE UPDATE:  5/18/16, 10:00 AM – The Test Fire […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 5/17, 4:30 PM Prescribed Fire Update – Ignitions Completed on Smokey Bear Ranger District

5/17/16 – 4:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters successfully completed ignitions on all 40 acres on the 443 Road unit today.  They spent most of the afternoon ensuring that the piles were secure and they will be monitoring and patrolling the area over the next few days. The project is located 2 miles south of Glencoe, along Forest […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Draw Fire – FIRST AND FINAL UPDATE

New Fire Start – Draw Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 5/14/16  8:07 pm Location: Approximately 4 miles southwest of Queen, NM Lat/Long: 32 deg, 8 min, 59.85 sec X 104, 45 min, 0.36 min Legal Description: T25S, R21E, Sec 12 Firefighting Resources: 1 – FS Incident Commander, 1 FS Engine, […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Buckman, West of Santa Fe, NM

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office Fire Crew will conduct a prescribed burn at Buckman, west of Santa Fe, New Mexico, during the month of May, weather permitting.  The objectives of the burn are to remove slash (limbs and branches) created as part of a riparian restoration project, reduce wildfire risk, and […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District – 5/1/16 – 3:45 PM FINAL UPDATE ON GOAT Rx

5/1/2016 – 3:45 PM PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE: Low level cloud cover over the Goat Rx has assisted firefighters in mop-up efforts. There are very few smokes visible at this time. Firefighters will continue to mop-up, monitor conditions, and patrol the area for the next few days. This will be the FINAL UPDATE unless there is a significant […]

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Lincoln National Forest – FIRE UPDATE – 4/27/16 11:55 AM – Inspiration Fire is 100% Contained!

Inspiration Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 4/25/16  8:34 pm Location: Approximately 1 mile southeast of Ruidoso Downs, NM Lat/Long: 33 deg, 19 min, 17.8 sec X 105 105, 34 min, 50.53 min Legal Description: T11S, R14E, Sec 28 Firefighting Resources:  The US Forest Service hotshot crew will transfer command back […]

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Lincoln National Forest – FIRE UPDATE 4/26/16 – 11:00 am Pendleton Fire 100% Contained at 1 acre!

“Pendleton Fire” Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 4/25/16  1:50 pm Location: Approximately 4 miles southwest of Weed, NM and 15 miles southeast of Cloudcroft, NM Lat/Long: 32 deg, 46 min, 40.26 sec X 105 deg, 34 min, 59.51 min Legal Description: T18S, R13E, Sec 2 Firefighting Resources: At this time, one […]

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Lincoln National Forest – FINAL FIRE UPDATE: 4/23/16 11:00 am – Gilson Canyon Fire

Fire Update:  4/22/16  11:00 am  “Gilson Canyon Fire” Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 4/20/16  3:05 pm Location: Approximately 6 miles northeast of Queen, NM and east of Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area Lat/Long: 32 deg, 14 min, 32.31 sec X 104 deg, 41’ 26.89 min Legal Description: T24S, R22E, Sec 3 Firefighting […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – “412 Fire” – Firefighters kept fire to less than 1/0th of an acre.

New Fire Start – “412 Fire” Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 4/13/16  5:45 pm Location:  Approximately 3 miles southwest of Queen, NM near County Road 412 Lat/Long: 32 deg, 9 min, 19.12 sec X 104 deg, 45’ 6.84 min Legal Description: T25S, R12E, Sec 1 Size:  less than 1/10th of an […]

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Near Ruidoso – Moon Mountain Fire – FINAL Fire Update 4/1/16 12:30 pm

04/01/16 – 12:30 pm – This the FINAL Fire Update for the Moon Mountain Fire.  ******************************************************************************************** Jurisdiction:  New Mexico State Forestry/Private & Lincoln NF, Smokey Bear District (0.2 acres) Detected:  3/28/16 @ 2:50 pm Lat/Lon:  33 deg, 25 min, 28.93 sec X 105 deg, 29 min, 27.23 sec Legal:  T11S, R13E, SWSW Sec 23 General Location:  approximately 1 mile east of the Village of […]

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Baker Canyon Fire Information is available on Inciweb

The Baker Canyon Fire started in Arizona, and has burned into New Mexico. Current fire information is available on Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4673/.  

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Lincoln National Forest Prescribed Fire Update – 01/13/16 – 2:00 pm

Prescribed Fire Update:  01/13/16 – 2:00 pm – Due to poor ventilation categories this week, firefighters have had to temporarily suspend ignition operations.  Fuel and weather conditions are assessed daily before ignitions begin.  Firefighters are hoping for improved conditions tomorrow, which will allow them to resume ignitions.  Prescribed Fire Update:  01/07/16 – 4:00 pm – Prescribed Fire […]

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2016 Wildland Urban Interface Summit – Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2016 Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Summit is now open. This year’s WUI Summit will be held March 31st through April 2nd in Silver City, New Mexico at the Besse-Forward Global Resource Center on the Western New Mexico University Campus. The Summit provides an opportunity for New Mexico’s local government leaders, fire and emergency […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/16/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Lifts Forest Road and Trail Closures

Magdalena, NM; July 16, 2015 –  The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,843 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. District Fire Managers are managing the Red Canyon fire for multiple resource objectives.  […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/08/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Remains at 17,843 Acres

  Magdalena, NM; July 8, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,843 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. District Fire Managers and one Wildland Fire Module will continue to monitor fire […]

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