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Big Hat Fire Continues Benefiting Resources

Jemez Springs, NM — With the higher temperatures and drier weather, fire managers are diligently monitoring the low-intensity Big Hat Fire. Located in the southwest corner of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, the lightning-caused fire remains at 235 acres. The surface fire is slowly creeping within the established and reinforced perimeter. Fire officials are managing […]

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Big Hat Fire Management Adapts To Warm, Dry Weather

Jemez Springs, NM — The Big Hat Fire management team is adapting to the warmer, drier weather affecting New Mexico. Located in the southwest corner of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, the lightning caused fire has reached 235 acres. Firefighters have been preparing for the warm, dry weather by reinforcing firelines to hold the fire within the […]

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Big Hat Fire To Become More Active With Drier Conditions

For Immediate Release: July 4, 2016 Contact: Kimberly DeVall, kimberly_devall@nps.gov, 575-829-4820, 505-412-0826 Big Hat Fire To Become More Active With Drier Conditions Jemez Springs, NM — With drier conditions, fire activity and smoke are expected to increase with the lightning caused Big Hat Fire, now at 200 acres. Fire managers will continue to take advantage […]

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Big Hat Fire Meeting Management Objectives

For Immediate Release:  July 1, 2016 Contact: Kimberly DeVall, kimberly_devall@nps.gov, 575-829-4820 Big Hat Fire Meeting Management Objectives Jemez Springs, NM — The lightning caused Big Hat Fire, now at 87 acres, is meeting management objectives to benefit resources within the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Fire managers will continue to take advantage of favorable conditions to burn out […]

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Lightning-Ignited Big Hat Fire Being Managed for Resource Objectives at Valles Caldera National Preserve

June 29 update: Fire Operations Increase on Managed Big Hat Fire Jemez Springs, NM —Fire management operations on the Big Hat fire will be taking advantage of favorable conditions to burn two sections of land that were originally planned to be burned this fall. As a result of the ignitions and burn out, increased smoke […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – North Fire Grows to 12,495 Acres as Command Changes

Magdalena, NM; June 8, 2016 – After two weeks as Incident Commander, Mike Smith has transferred command of the North Fire to new Incident Commander Scott Schrenk. This transfer of command is routine during fires that are predicted to burn for a long period of time.  The fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is now […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – The North Fire at 7,604 acres

Magdalena, NM; June 4, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District increased in size and is now approximately 7,604 acres. The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire is being actively managed for multiple resource benefits. It is now 20% contained. […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – The North Fire at 6,946 acres

Magdalena, NM; June 3, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District had minimal growth yesterday and is now approximately 6,946 acres. The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire is being actively managed for multiple resource benefits. Firing operations continued on […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – The North Fire at 6,767

Magdalena, NM; June 2, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District had minimal growth yesterday, and is now approximately 6,767 acres. The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire is being actively managed for multiple resource benefits. Yesterday afternoon the North […]

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Coyote Fire: Fire crews assess and begin trail mitigation in the backcountry to prepare for reopening

COYOTE FIRE UPDATE NPS Photo/ Richard Haas Wednesday 06/1/2016 – 1600 Fire crews assess and begin trail mitigation in the backcountry to prepare for reopening Acres: 14,442 Start Date: May 7, 2016 Cause: Lightning Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM Containment: 50% Fuels/Topography: Timber/grass/chaparral, rugged terrain Total personnel: 30 Fire crews continue to monitor […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – The North Fire Grew to 6,581 acres

Magdalena, NM; June 1, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District grew in size yesterday, and is now approximately 6,581 acres. The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire is being actively managed for multiple resource benefits. Yesterday afternoon the North […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – North Fire at 5,295 acres

Magdalena, NM; May 31, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District had minimal fire spread yesterday, and is now approximately 5,295 acres. The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 5 miles east of Grassy Lookout and 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM.   The North Fire is being actively managed […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – The North Fire at 4,548 acres

Magdalena, NM; May 30, 2016 – The 4, 548 acre North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District had minimal fire spread yesterday. The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 5 miles east of Grassy Lookout and 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM.   This lightning-caused fire is being actively managed for multiple resource benefits. […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – The North Fire grows to 3,947 acres

Magdalena, NM; May 29, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is now at 3, 947acres with approximately 128 personnel on the incident.   The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 5 miles east of Grassy Lookout and 25 miles southwest of Magdalen. NM.   This lightning-caused fire is being actively managed […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – The North Fire now at 3,365 acres

  Magdalena, NM; May 28, 2016 – The Magdalena Ranger District’s North Fire has increased in size to 3,365 acres. Approximately 118 personnel are assigned to the incident.  This lightning-caused fire is being actively managed for multiple resource benefits.  The North Fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – North Fire grows to 2,920 acres

Magdalena, NM; May 27, 2016 – The Magdalena Ranger District’s North Fire has increased in size to 2,920 acres. Approximately 117 personnel are assigned to the incident.  This lightning-caused fire is being actively managed for multiple resource benefits.  The North Fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Weather […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – North Fire is now 2,530 acres

Magdalena, NM; May 26, 2016 – The Magdalena Ranger District’s North Fire has grown to 2,530 acres. Approximately 96 personnel are assigned to the incident.  This lightning-caused fire is being actively managed for multiple resource benefits.  The North Fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM.  Weather conditions were […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is 1,058 acres

Magdalena, NM; May 25, 2016 – For Immediate Release. The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District has grown in size to 1,058 acres with approximately 83 personnel on the incident.   The lightning-caused fire started on Saturday, May 21, and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 5 miles east of Grassy Lookout. Yesterday’s acreage […]

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Firefighters Continue to Battle Coyote Fire

Acres: 12,718 Total Personnel: Increase from 60 to 150 Containment: 70% Start Date: May 7, 2016 Cause: Lightning Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM Fuels/Topography: Grass/brush/chaparral, rugged terrain Salt Flat, Texas – Yesterday, high winds pushed fire further past Bush Mountain ridge toward Guadalupe Peak. Fire is expected to remain active in this area. […]

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