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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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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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Lincoln National Forest: Cherry Fire Update July 18, 2020

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 3/4 of an acre Date Detected: July 16, 2020 Cause: Lightning                                                         Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Fuel Type:  Ponderosa Pine, Pińon-Juniper, Oak Brush               Values at Risk: None                                      Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Road in Cherry Canyon. Approximately 7.5 miles from High Rolls. Fire Update: Yesterday […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Cherry Fire Update July 17, 2020

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 3/4 of an acre Date Detected: July 16, 2020 Cause: Lightning                                                         Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Fuel Type:  Ponderosa Pine, Pińon-Juniper, Oak Brush               Values at Risk: None                                      Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Road in Cherry Canyon. Approximately 7.5 miles from High Rolls. Firefighting Resources: Lincoln National […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District – New Fire Start- Cherry Fire

Incident Name – Cherry Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 0.5 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: July 16, 2020 @ 11:40 am Location: Approximately .6 miles west of West Side Road in Cherry Canyon. Approximately 7.5 miles from High Rolls, NM. Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Firefighting Resources: Lincoln National Forest fire personnel are on scene […]

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Lincoln National Forest: 16 Springs Prescribed Burn Planned

Sacramento Ranger District to Conduct Prescribed Burn in 16 Springs CLOUDCROFT, NM – 7/10/20: The Sacramento Ranger District will conduct a prescribed burn in the 16 Springs area approximately 12 miles northwest of Mayhill, NM beginning Saturday July 11, 2020 and throughout the week as conditions allow. Smoke from the prescribed burn will travel northeast […]

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Final Update for the Tortolita Fire 6/9/20 – Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Incident Name – Tortolita Fire Jurisdiction: State, Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 5 acres. (4.5 acres on private land. 0.5 acres on US Forest Service Land) Containment: 80% Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: 6/7/2020 3:45 pm Location: Approximately 2 miles southwest of Nogal, NM. Lat/Long: 33°32’7.37″N, 105°43’57.71″W Firefighting Resources: 2 engines […]

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Tortolita Fire Update 6/8/20 – Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Incident Name – Tortolita Fire Jurisdiction: State, Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 5 acres. (4.5 acres on private land. 0.5 acres on US Forest Service Land) Containment: 50% Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: 6/7/2020 3:45 pm Location: Approximately 2 miles southwest of Nogal, NM. Between Church Mountain and Nogal Peak. Lat/Long: […]

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New Start – Tortolita Fire – Lincoln National Forest Smokey Bear Ranger District

Incident Name – Tortolita Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: Approximately 5 acres Cause: Unknown Date/Time Detected: 6/7/2020 3:45 pm Location: Approximately 2 miles southwest of Nogal, NM. Between Church Mountain and Nogal Peak. Lat/Long: 33°32’7.37″N, 105°43’57.71″W Firefighting Resources: 1 engine plus support personnel, 1 helicopter, county and state resources, 2 single-engine […]

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East Mountain Fire Final Update 6/5/2020- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

Incident Name: East Mountain Fire  Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 5.7 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 Peppin Fire in 2004. Values at Risk: Private Land Percent […]

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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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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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Lincoln National Forest-Smokey Bear Ranger District: Perk Prescribed Burn 1/16/20

Update: 1/16/20: Crews will be burning again today. See the initial post below for complete information.   Initial Post: 1/15/20-Fire managers on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest are conducting the Perk Prescribed Burn today. Smoke may be visible from Ruidoso, Alto, Bonito, Ruidoso Downs, Hwy 48, Hwy 37, Hwy 70 […]

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Lincoln National Forest-1/8/20-Prescribed Burn on Smokey Bear District

Fire managers on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest are conducting the Perk Prescribed Burn today. The prescribed burn is located near the Cedar Creek Trail system (aka Trail 92) which is 3-4 miles from Ruidoso. Smoke may be visible from Ruidoso, Alto, Bonito, Ruidoso Downs, Hwy 48, Hwy 37, Hwy […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Smokey Bear District Prescribe Burning Today in the Gavilan Area

The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest will burn piles using prescribed fire in the Gavilan area beginning, today, December 10, 2019 through the winter, as conditions allow. Smoke will be visible from Ruidoso and surrounding communities. Treatments in the wildland urban interface have been ongoing since 2000. These have mostly consisted […]

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Keep Fall Season Wildfire Safety in Mind, Oct. 7, 2019

As the fall season begins, land managers would like to remind the public to practice wildfire safety while enjoying the outdoors. Federal and state wildfire cooperators in New Mexico urge caution for those participating in hunting and other outdoor activities to go prepared to avoid sparking a fire. Just one small spark or heat from […]

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