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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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Coyote Fire Update: Ignitions protect cabins; increase forest sustainability

Saturday May 14, 2016 Fire: Coyote Fire                                            Total Personnel: 332 Acres: 12,500 Start Date: May 7, 2016                                                                                 Cause: Lightning                                            Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM           Containment: 30% Fuels/Topography: Grass/brush/chaparral, rugged terrain                                           […]

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Coyote Fire Update: Weather slows fire growth; protection work continues

Fire: Coyote Fire                                            Total Personnel: 375 Acres: 10,000 Start Date: May 7, 2016                                                                                 Cause: Lightning                                            Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM           Containment: 30% Fuels/Topography: Grass/brush/chaparral, rugged terrain                                                    […]

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Cold front to slow fire growth

Thursday May 12, 2016 Fire: Coyote Fire Total Personnel: 243 Acres: 9,800 Start Date: May 7, 2016 Cause: Lightning Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM Containment: 30% Fuels/Topography: Grass/brush/chaparral, rugged terrain Yesterday: The fire grew by approximately 800 acres with active, healthy spread to the south and east within the Park. Firefighters reported primarily […]

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New fire growth to benefit Park ecosystem

Wednesday May 11, 2016 Fire: Coyote Fire Total Personnel: 215 Acres: 9,000 Start Date: May 7, 2016 Cause: Lightning Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM Containment: 30% Fuels/Topography: Grass/brush/chaparral, rugged terrain Yesterday: For the third consecutive day, high winds pushed the fire through dried grasses and brush. The fire grew to approximately 9,000 acres […]

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Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans Prescribed Burn For Valle Grande

The Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement a prescribed burn project on the preserve that will begin as soon as Wednesday, May 11 and be completed within two to three days.  The prescribed burn will target up to 1,471 acres of grass in the Valle Grande, adjacent to NM Highway 4 between mile […]

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May 8 Coyote Fire PM Update

A lightning ignited fire was discovered near Coyote Peak in the northwest corner of Guadalupe Mountains National Park at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.  As of Sunday afternoon, May 8, the Coyote Peak fire is estimated to have burned approximately 3000 acres. High winds are pushing the fire north and east across the park […]

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Coyote Fire information is available on Inciweb.

Updates on the Coyote Fire, burning in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, near the NM/TX border, is available at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4719/.

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Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans Prescribed Burn For Valle Grande

  For Immediate Release:  April 6, 2016 Contact: Kimberly DeVall, kimberly_devall@nps.gov, 575-829-4820 Jemez Springs — The Valles Caldera National Preserve is looking for an opportunity to implement a prescribed burn project this spring.  The prescribed burn will target up to 1,471 acres of grass in the Valle Grande, adjacent to NM Highway 4 between mile markers 39-42. […]

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2016 Wildland Urban Interface Summit – Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2016 Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Summit is now open. This year’s WUI Summit will be held March 31st through April 2nd in Silver City, New Mexico at the Besse-Forward Global Resource Center on the Western New Mexico University Campus. The Summit provides an opportunity for New Mexico’s local government leaders, fire and emergency […]

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Bandelier To Do Pile Burning Along Highway 4 on Wednesday, November 18 

With the arrival of snow providing good conditions, the fire crew at Bandelier National Monument is planning to burn about 30 piles of fuel materials on Wednesday, November 18. The piles are located along NM Highway 4 between Ponderosa Group Campground and the Bandelier entrance, totaling about 5 acres. Visitors may see smoke at a […]

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