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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 13, 2021

Updates will now be released every other day unless there is a significant change to report. Acres: 7,040 acres Containment: 50% Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer. Start Date: April 26, 2021 Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire spread towards Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area. Ruidoso, New Mexico, May […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 11, 2021

Updates will now be released every other day unless there is a significant change.  Acres: 7,040 acres  Containment: 50%  Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer.  Start Date: April 26, 2021  Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation  Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire spread towards Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area.  Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 11, 2021  – On Sunday, May […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 4, 2021

Acres: 7,020 acres Containment: 23% Resources: 284 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer. Start Date: April 26, 2021: 8:00 am Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area. Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 4, 2021 – Moderate winds […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 3, 2021

Acres: 7,119 Percent Containment: 23% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 317 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, March 3, 2021 – Strong wind gusts yesterday tested the fire lines constructed by fire crews over the past several days. […]

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Three Rivers Fire – Weather & Fire Behavior

Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 2, 2021 – Dan Pearson, Three Rivers Fire Behavior Analyst, is responsible forcollecting weather data, predicting fire growth, and developing strategic and tactical fire behaviorinformation. He looks at the interaction of topography, fuels, and weather to determine what the fire’s effectswill be. All this critical information is used by incident managers […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 2, 2021

Acres: 7,119 Percent Containment: 19% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 337 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, March 2, 2021 – A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for today. This means warm […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – April 30, 2021

Acres: 5,557 Percent Containment: 13% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 266 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area Ruidoso, New Mexico, April 30, 2021 – The much-welcomed rain and […]

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Able Fire Update, August 24, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Able Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District  Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 18, 2020 Location: Scott Able Canyon, New Mexico Lat/Long: Example 32°42’56.0″N / 105°43’53.0″W Firefighting Resources: 2 Type 6-Engines and support personnel Fuel Type:  Grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: None Fire Update: Yesterday, firefighters brought ample water to increase […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Final Update, August 21, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 3,070 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM, near Dark Canyon Lat/Long: Example 33°40’0.16 N / 105°37”42.61″W  Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine Values at Risk: None Fire Update: Fire activity on the Dark Canyon Fire is low with the […]

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Able Fire Update, August 21, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Able Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 18, 2020 Location: Scott Able Canyon, New Mexico Lat/Long: Example 32°42’56.0″N 105°43’53.0W” Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine, 1 hand crew and support personnel Total Personnel: 18 Fuel Type:  Grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: None Fire Update: Firefighters took advantage of […]

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Able Fire Update, August 20, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name: Able Fire Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date Detected: August 18, 2020 Location: near Scott Able Canyon Lat/Long: 32°42’56.0″N  105°43’53.0″W Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine, 1 hand crew, support personnel (16 total personnel) Fuel Type: grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: no structures at […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Update-August 19, 2020: Containment Jumps to 45%

Size: 3,030 acres Containment: 45% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM near Dark Canyon Total Personnel: 25 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 Fire Update: A large interior pocket of unburned fuel on the east side of the […]

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Lincoln National Forest: New Fire Start Near Scott Abel Canyon

Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 0.25 acre Cause: Lightning Date Detected: 8/18/20 Location: In the vicinity of Scott Abel Canyon Fuel Type: Mix Conifer Values at Risk: Unknown Fire Update: Firefighters are responding to a 0.25-acre fire in the vicinity of Scott Abel Canyon. Smoke is visible from Timberon, NM. More information will be […]

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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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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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