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East Mountain Fire Update 6/4/2020- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

Incident Name: East Mountain Fire  Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 5.5 acres Cause: Lightning      Date Detected: June 2, 2020 Location: Capitan Mountain Wilderness Area on the south side of the mountain Fuel Type:  Pinyon-Juniper, dead and down trees remaining from the Pepin Fire in 2004. Values at Risk: Private Land Fire Update […]

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East Mountain Fire Update 6/3/2020- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

Incident Name: East Mountain Fire  Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 3 acres Cause: Lightning      Date Detected: June 2, 2020 Location: Capitan Mountain Wilderness Area on the south side of the mountain Fuel Type:  Pinyon-Juniper and dead and down trees remaining from the Pepin Fire in 2004. Values at Risk: Private Land […]

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East Mountain Fire- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

This is an update to the post made earlier this evening about the new fire start on the Smokey Bear Ranger District. In order to get information out to the public as quickly as possible, the fire had not been named yet at the time of the post. We now have an official name of […]

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New Start- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

Jurisdiction: US Forest Service, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: Approximately 2 acres Cause: Lightning      Date Detected: June 2, 2020 Location: Capitan Mountain Wilderness Area on the south side of the mountain. Fuel Type:  Burning in dead and down trees remaining from the Pepin Fire in 2004. Values at Risk: No values at risk have been […]

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This Memorial Day: Recreate Safely to Prevent Wildfires

Click Share and Help Prevent Wildfire: We all need your help to prevent wildfires this summer. The statewide average of human-caused wildfires in New Mexico is 48% of all wildfires and most of these fires can be prevented. Don’t drag chains, check spark arrestors on vehicles and equipment and for information about preventing wildfires over Memorial Day Weekend, […]

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Do Your Part, Don’t Let Wildfires Start

Click Share and Help Prevent Wildfire: Firefighters and first responders are needed more than ever to keep America safe. Prevent wildfires by following fire restrictions, postponing debris burning, and using campfire alternatives. #recreateresponsibly #preventwildfire #nmfire #fireadaptednm

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This Memorial Day – Know Before You Go

Click Share and Help Prevent Wildfire: Know Before You Go! Before you make plans to have any smores over the campfire check for current fire restrictions.  For more information, call the Fire Restrictions Hotline: 1-877-864-6985 or visit https://firerestrictions.us/nm/. #recreateresponsibly #preventwildfire #nmfire #fireadaptednm

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Hardening Your Home from Wildfire

Take time to make your property more resistant to wildfire. Research shows that reducing flammable material around homes and “hardening your home” before a fire occurs, will greatly improve your outcome in the event of a wildfire and keep firefighters safe. If you missed the recent webinar on the Home Ignition Zone and steps you […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Bailey Fire Update-5/16/2020

Incident Name: Bailey Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 0.75 Cause: Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: 5:20 pm on May 15, 2020 Location: Bailey Canyon Lat/Long: 32°58’28.13″N, 105°45’38.89″W Firefighting Resources: 3 engines, 1 hotshot crew Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine and slash Containment: 90% Fire Update for 5/16/2020:  This will be the last update for […]

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Lincoln National Forest -New Fire Start- Bailey Fire Update

Incident Name: Bailey Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest Size: 0.75 Cause: Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: 5:20 pm on May 15, 20202 Location: Bailey Canyon: Lat/Long: 32°58’28.13″N, 105°45’38.89″W Firefighting Resources: 4 engines, 1 air tanker, 1 hotshot crew Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine and slash Values at Risk: Powerlines Fire Update: Forest Service fire personnel resources quickly responded […]

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News from Fire Adapted New Mexico Learning Network: May 14, 2020

https://facnm.org/news/2020/5/13/wildfire-wednesdays-7 In case you missed it, be sure to check out this week’s Wildfire Wednesday from Fire Adapted Communities New Mexico (FACNM). With the sunny days and high winds this spring we’ve seen more and more Red Flag (high fire danger) days and a few wildfires starting across New Mexico. With fire danger increasing, it’s […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 10, 2020

#ReadyForWildfire: Let’s start a trend and reduce the number of human-caused wildfires in New Mexico. Do your part to prevent wildfires.

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 9, 2020

Vehicles and trailers can be unintentional fire starters. If you are off-roading, remember that your exhaust system can reach temperatures over 1000°F! Driving or parking over dry grass can start wildfires. Be sure your trailer is roadworthy before heading out with good tires, greased bearings, and no dragging chains – whether it’s a car, truck, […]

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Gila National Forest – Final Update: Gordon Fire/Reserve Ranger District

L Location:  Two miles south of Rancho Grande Estates, Reserve Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 7, 2020                 Size:  12 acres         Cause:  Under Investigation Vegetation:  Ponderosa Pine       Containment:  Expected 5/8/20 Resources:  Gila Interagency Hot Shot Crew (IHC) and FS Engines – E661 and 662. Summary:  The Gordon Fire is burning on National Forest […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 8, 2020

Here are a few reminders when target shooting on public lands: Know before you go: Is target shooting allowed in the area you will visit? Shoot in areas free of dry vegetation—and avoid shooting on hot windy days. Avoid shooting hard objects: bullet fragments can be extremely hot and can easily start a grass fire. […]

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Gila National Forest: Gordon Fire, Reserve Ranger District

Gordon Fire Location:  two miles south of Rancho Grande Subdivision, Reserve Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 7, 2020                 Size:  ~ 10-12 acres            Cause:  Under investigation Vegetation:  Ponderosa Pine Resources:  Gila Interagency Hot Shot Crew (IHC), FS Engines – E661 and 662, one Type 1 helicopter, one lead plane/air attack module, two large […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 7, 2020

New Mexicans often burn fields, acequias or piles of debris. Some counties in NM have issued burn bans.  If allowed where you are, always get a burn permit and make sure you prepare the site, have enough water and people on hand, and never leave any fire unattended, even for a few minutes!   Watch this […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 6, 2020

If you are working outdoors using equipment that creates sparks, please consider wildfire safety, especially the timing of your outdoor home projects! Working in the morning, ensuring at least 10 feet of clearance from dry vegetation, and having a shovel and fire extinguisher ready can prevent a wildfire.  #WildfirePreparednessWeek #ReadyForWildfire

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 5, 2020

Wildfire helps many of our NM rangelands and forested areas.  However, fires started at the wrong place and time can be disastrous to our communities, livelihoods, and resources.  Please do your part. Take extra precaution before venturing out on public lands and be careful with anything that could start a fire. The costs of a […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Week: Preventing Wildfires

On New Mexico’s public lands, one less spark really can mean one less wildfire. The BLM and all land management agencies need your help to prevent wildfires this spring and summer. The statewide average of human-caused wildfires is 48% of all wildfires.  Most of these fires can be prevented.  #ReadyForWildfire #WildfirePreparednessWeek Wildfire where you work, […]

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