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Dark Canyon Fire Update: August 17, 2020

Size: 2,527 acres Containment: 10% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM Total Personnel: 45 Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Date/Time Detected: 8/4/20 at 4:30 pm Dark Canyon Fire Maps Fire Update: On Sunday, the Dark Canyon Fire received up to ¼ inch of […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Update August 15, 2020: Firing Operations Planned for Today

Size: 1,509 acres Containment: 10% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM Total Personnel: 120 Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Date/Time Detected: 8/4/20 at 4:30 pm Dark Canyon Fire Maps Fire Update: The Dark Canyon Fire received light precipitation yesterday afternoon moderating fire activity. […]

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Gila National Forest – Windy Fire, Glenwood Ranger District

There is a small fire on the Glenwood Ranger District in the Gila Wilderness. The Windy Fire is approximately 15-20 acres burning in steep terrain in the Whitewater-Baldy Fire burn scar. Smoke is visible on US Hwy 180 from the area of the Aldo Leopold Vista. The Glenwood RD fire crew is monitoring from the […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Update August 13, 2020: Fire Grows In Size But Is Still Within Suppression Strategy Area

Size: 1,324 acres Containment: 10% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM Total Personnel: 120 Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Date/Time Detected: 8/4/20 at 4:30 pm Dark Canyon Fire Maps Fire Update: The Dark Canyon Fire remains within the Suppression Strategy Area and is […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Dark Canyon Fire Update August 8, 2020: Crew Conduct Firing Operations

Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 300 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Values at Risk: Private Land Dark Canyon Fire […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Dark Canyon Fire Update August 7, 2020

Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 300 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Values at Risk: Private Land […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Dark Canyon Fire Update August 6, 2020

Incident Name: Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 30 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Values at Risk: […]

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Lincoln National Forest: New Fire Start – Dark Canyon Fire (Smokey Bear Ranger District)

Incident Name: Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 0.25 acre Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Firefighting Resources: 3 engines, 1 patrol unit, plus additional personnel Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa […]

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Gila National Forest: McMillan Fire – Silver City Ranger District

Location:  Northwest of McMillan Campground, Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  August 4, 2020                          Cause:  Lightning                             Size:  ~1 acre Vegetation:  Mixed conifer                         Resources:  Silver City RD engines have responded Summary:  The McMillan Fire is burning northwest of McMillan Campground, approximately one mile below Signal Peak between the campground and the Signal Peak […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Final Fire Update -Vics Peak Fire 100% Contained

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, remains 14,624 acres and is now 100% contained. This will be the final operational update for the Vics Peak Fire barring any significant events on the fire. Minimal fire behavior was observed […]

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Santa Fe County Seeking Input on Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

The Santa Fe County Fire Department is developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) update and is looking for your input.  Due to restrictions on public gatherings as a result of Covid-19, the County has chosen to use an interactive website, or story map, as the primary tool to share information and gather input for […]

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NM Wildland Urban Virtual Fire Summit – Call for Presentations

The New Mexico Wildland Urban Fire Virtual Summit planning committee is soliciting presentations for the upcoming summit to be held October 22-23, 2020. This year’s theme is “All Lands, All Neighbors (for wildfire resilience.” If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please email awebb@nmcounties.org for more information on how to submit a proposal.  The […]

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Lincoln National Forest Final Cherry Fire Update July 23, 2020

Final Update on the Cherry Fire: July 23, 2020 Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls.Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″WSize: 48 acresCause: LightningDate Detected: July 16, 2020 Fire Update: Yesterday and the day prior, the fire received steady precipitation for over an hour, greatly lessening fire activity. […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Cherry Fire Update: July 21, 2020

Cherry Fire Update: July 21, 2020 Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls. Date Detected: July 16, 2020 Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Size: 48 acres Cause: Lightning Fire Resources: 2 Utility vehicles, 2 Engines, 1 bulldozer; approximately 33 total personnel. Containment: 20% Fire Update:  The control […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Cherry Fire Update: July 20, 2020

Cherry Fire Update: July 20, 2020 Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls. Date Detected: July 16, 2020 Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Size: 32 acres Cause: Lightning Fire Resources: 2 Utility vehicles, 3 Engines, 1 bulldozer, 1 water tender; approximately 35 total personnel. Containment: 20% Fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Hilltop Fire – July 20, 2020 – Black Range RD

Location:  Brushy Mountain, burning on the Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2020       Cause:  Lightning                   Size: ~72 acres Vegetation:  pinyon, juniper                                     IC: D. Roper, ICT4 Resources:  Four wildland firefighters from Black Range District crew.   Summary:  This fire is burning in the area known as Hermosa Prescribed Fire Phase […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Cub Fire for July 20, 2020 – Wilderness Ranger District

2020-07-19-Cub Fire-Outlook Fire Information Line: (575) 519-4312 Email:   larry_smith@firenet.gov   Size: 23,216                            Containment: 82%                            Cause: Lightning Location: 3 miles northeast of Mogollon Baldy Lookout                             Total Personnel:  48 personnel on the fire including two type 2 Initial Attack hand crews, one type 1 helicopter and one type 3 helicopter  This will be the final update […]

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Gila National Forest – Hilltop Fire, July 19, 2020 – Black Range Ranger District

Location:  Brushy Mountain, burning on the Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2020       Cause:  Lightning                   Size: ~15-25 acres Vegetation:  pinyon, juniper                                     IC: D. Roper, ICT4 Resources:  Seven wildland firefighters, Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT), Air Attack and a Type 3 helicopter. A Type 1 Initial Attack Crew is ordered […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Cherry Fire Update July 19, 2020

Fire Grows to 17 acres; 60% Chance of Rain Predicted Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls. Date Detected: July 16, 2020 Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Size: 17 acres Cause: Lightning Fire Resources: 2 utility vehicles + personnel, 2 engines, 1 bulldozer, 1 water tender, plus […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Cub Fire for July 19, 2020 – Wilderness Ranger District

Map_Cub_PIO_11x17_day0718 Fire Information Line: (575) 519-4312 Email:   larry_smith@firenet.gov  Size: 23,216 acres                               Containment: 82%                            Cause: Lightning Location: 3 miles northeast of Mogollon Baldy Lookout                             Total Personnel:  71 personnel on the fire including two type 2 Initial Attack hand crews and two Fire Use crews, one type 1 helicopter and one type 3 helicopter.  Yesterday afternoon, after […]

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