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Peppin Canyon Fire Final Update: 6/13/22, 9:15 am

Size: 2.5 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: June 11, 2022, 3:00 pm Location: North side of the Capitan Wilderness. Map of the fire’s location: https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/%3F/33.5984/-105.3212/12 Firefighting Resources: 1 wildland fire module, 1 engine, 1 repel crew, 2 helicopters. Fuel Type: The fire is in a burn scar and is consuming brush and dead-and-down and dead-standing […]

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Peppin Canyon Fire Update: 6/12/22, 11am

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 2.5 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: June 11, 2022, 3:00 pm Location: North side of the Capitan Wilderness.Map of the fire’s location: https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/%3F/33.5984/-105.3212/12 Firefighting Resources: 1 wildland fire module, 1 engine, 1 repel crew, 2 helicopters. Fuel Type: The fire is in a burn scar and is consuming […]

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New Fire Start on the Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest

Incident Name – The Blue Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District          Size: 2 acres Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: March 3, 2022 at 4:30 pm Location: Off Forest Service 120A road northeast of Ruidoso. Firefighting Resources: 2 engines, 1 hotshot crew and county firefighters Evacuations: None Values at Risk: Private land and […]

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Prescribed Burns Scheduled on the Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Prescribed Burns West of Ruidoso Ruidoso, NM – Feb. 7, 2022—The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest is planning to conduct prescribed burns in the Grindstone and Perk Canyon areas west of Ruidoso as early as tomorrow, Tuesday, February 8. Prescribed burning will continue throughout winter and spring as conditions allow. Crews […]

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Prescribe Burn Scheduled on the Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Pile Burning in La Laz and Maruche Canyons ALAMOGORDO, NM – Jan. 19, 2022 —Fire managers on the Lincoln National Forest are planning to prescribe burn piles of slash in La Laz and Maruche Canyons, 2—3 miles north of High Rolls, beginning this week in advance of warmer, drier weather come summer. Approximately 146 acres […]

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New Fire Start: Cora Dutton Fire, Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Incident Name – Cora Dutton Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 21 Acres Cause: Human Caused Date/Time Detected: Dec. 30, 2021, 1:50 pm Location: 1/2 mile south of Nogal Lake off of Highway 37. Near Ranchos Camp and Cora Dutton. Firefighting Resources: Forest Service and Lincoln County firefighters are on scene. Fuel Type:  […]

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POSTPONED: Lincoln National Forest, Prescribed Burn Planned in the 16 Springs Area, Sacramento Ranger District

UPDATE: 11/30/2021 – The 16 Springs Prescribed Burn has been postponed. CLOUDCROFT, NM – 11/29/20: The Sacramento Ranger District plans to begin prescribed burning in the 16 Springs area approximately 3 miles north of Mayhill, NM beginning the last week in November and continuing throughout the winter and spring as conditions allow. Smoke from the […]

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Cathey Vista 4 Fire Update

Name: Cathey Vista 4 Fire Location: Near Cathy Vista and Cathey Canyon Trail (T105A) on the Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 0.75 acres Cause: Unknown Update: Firefighters have stopped forward progress of the Cathey Vista 4 Fire, previously called the Cathy Vista Fire. The fire is burning in dead and down woody debris […]

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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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