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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger elevates to HIGH

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – As temperatures increase and drying winds become a frequent, almost daily occurrence, the potential for wildland fire starts increases significantly. Based on current weather and fuel conditions, along with the increase in visitors and recreational activities on the Forest, the Fire Danger Rating will be elevated to HIGH, effective […]

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

Mimbres, NM; April 6, 2018 – For Immediate Release – The Wilderness Ranger District will be conducting prescribed burning in the L-T West burn area. The planned dates to start is April 9, weather dependent. This project is funded by New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, Big Game Enhancement Program. The L-T West Rx […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District – Prescribed Fire Update for Perk Project – 4/1/18, 9:00 pm

Lincoln National Forest – Sacramento Ranger District – Perk Prescribed Fire project Learn more about how the US Forest Service uses prescribed fire to restore the forest environment: https://www.fs.fed.us/managing-land/fire/resilient-landscapes/prescribed-fire Prescribed Fire Update – 4/1/1 – 9:00 pm – Today firefighters treated 140 acres on the Perk Project with prescribed fire, bringing the total number of acres treated (to […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Planning Gallinas Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, March 1, 2018 – The Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Gallinas Prescribed Burn is expected to begin sometime this spring and continue for as long as weather and fuel moisture conditions are favorable. Up to 3,400 acres will be treated in the […]

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Glenwood Ranger District planning a pile burn

Glenwood, NM, February 16, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning to burn the Sheridan Slash Pile in the next two weeks dependent on weather conditions. This slash pile is located on the Sheridan Ridge Road (County Road CO54) approximately seven miles south of Glenwood. This burn will take one […]

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New Fire Start – DARK Fire – Located 6 miles south of Cloudcroft, NM

New Fire Start – DARK Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 01/19/18/17  4:00 pm Jurisdiction: New Mexico State Forestry and/or Private AND Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Incident Commander:  USFS Date/Time Detected: 01/19/18  11:28 am Location: Approximately 6 miles south of Cloudcroft, NM.  Fire started near Dark Canyon and Highway 130 Lat/Long: 32 deg, 54 min, 4.04 sec X […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update for Smokey Bear Ranger District – 01/10/18, 9:00 am

Prescribed Fire Update:  January 10, 2018 – NO IGNITIONS PLANNED FOR TODAY!  Firefighters will be patrolling and monitoring the Grindstone Mesa prescribed fire project today.  Today’s weather forecast calls for higher precipitation and increased humidity which would not allow for successful ignition operations.  Firefighters will continue to evaluate weather conditions (on a daily basis) over […]

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Gila National Forest: Update Eagle/Peak Fires on Reserve RD

Reserve, NM, October 27, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire personnel reported smoke on Friday, October 20; and is from lightning as a result of thunderstorms that passed through the Gila National Forest on Thursday, October 19. Eagle Fire – Located northwest of Eagle Peak Lookout and is at approximately 1acre and has merged with […]

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Gila National Forest: Two Lightning Caused Fires on Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, October 23, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire personnel reported smoke on Friday, October 20; and is from lightning as a result of thunderstorms that passed through the Gila National Forest on Thursday, October 19. Eagle Fire – Located northwest of Eagle Peak Lookout and is at approximately 1/10 acres. Peak Fire – […]

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Gila National Forest: Redstone Prescribed Burn to begin October 30 on Silver City RD

Silver City, NM, October 26, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning to do a 413 acre prescribed burn in the area known as Redstone. The project boundaries are:  Forest Road 154 (Signal Peak Road) and Forest Road 4255 to the south; handline to the east; Forest Road 149 […]

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Gila National Forest: Women in Wildland Fire boot camp will hold a Prescribed Burn as part of a training exercise

Truth or Consequences, NM, October 11, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest is sponsoring the Women in Wildland Fire boot camp and second weekend events will occur October 14-15. This boot camp offers a comprehensive introduction to wildland firefighting.  The training for this upcoming weekend will include a prescribed burn […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed fire update – 7/23/17 4:00 pm – 170 acres treated today on Carissa project on Sacramento District

Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  4:00 pm – Firefighters have completed ignition operations for today (7/23) on the Carissa project.  They were able to treat 170 acres today (7/23). Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  12:30 pm – Ignitions are underway on the Carissa prescribed fire project on the Sacramento District.  Smoke may be visible as firefighters ignite slash piles. […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District – Rock Pile Fire – FINAL FIRE UPDATE 7/17/17 – 1:20 pm

Fire Name: Rock Pile Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 07/12/17  4:00 pm Location: West of Big Canyon, 12 Miles from Queen, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°, 1′, 42.53″,  Long: 104°, 45′, 59.77″ Legal Description: T26S, R21E, NWSW Sec 24 Firefighting Resources: 6 personnel, 1 Engine Values at Risk: None Hazards: Snags, […]

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Gila National Forest – Outlaw Fire

Location:  West of U.S. Highway 180, Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest. Legal description – T13S, R20W, Section 2. Start Date:  July 15, 2017                               Size: ~8 acres                     Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Grasses and pinon juniper                 Resources:  Monitoring.                                Containment:  0% Summary:  The Outlaw Fire is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Glenwood Ranger District, Gila […]

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Lincoln National Forest – White Horse Fire Update – 7/15/17 1:45 pm

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 07/07/17   3:15pm Location: Approximately 14 miles northwest of Ruidoso, NM in the White Mountain Wilderness. Lat/Long: Lat 33°, 27′, 20.67″ x Long 105°, 50′, 48.84″ Legal Description:  T10S, R10E, Sec 12 Firefighting Resources:  One Forest Service engine, plus overhead. Values at Risk: None identified at this time Hazards: Terrain, snags […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/14/2017

                                                                                      Magdalena, NM; July 14, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,728 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. “Safety of the fire fighter […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/13/17

  Magdalena, NM; July 13, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,336 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. Increase in fire size today […]

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Gila National Forest – Whiterocks Fire – Glenwood Ranger District

Whiterocks Fire Location:  4 miles west of mile marker 37 on U.S. Highway 180 and south of Saliz Pass, near the top of Whiterocks Mountain close to the Arizona border. Legal description — T9S, R21W, Section 30. Start Date:  July 10, 2017              Size: ~7-10 acres                      Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Taylor Canyon Fire Update-7/10/2017

Magdalena, NM; July 10, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 60 acres in size with approximately 20 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/09/2017

Taylor Canyon Fire Starts on the Magdalena Ranger District Magdalena, NM; July 9, 2017 – For Immediate Release. The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 60 acres in size with approximately 20 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused […]

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