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Pile Burning in El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Superintendent Kelly Fuhrmann announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Tuesday, Aug 4th and is expected to complete the project on Wednesday, Aug 5th. These wood piles are located along the west side of County Road 42 in the vicinity of […]

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National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group to Lift Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Wednesday

Los Alamos, Watrous, Pecos, Jemez Springs – New Mexico – Due to several days of higher humidity and rain, Bandelier National Monument, Fort Union National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park and Valles Caldera National Preserve will lift fire restrictions at 8:00 am on July 29, 2020. “Even though the monsoons have begun, we’re still in drought conditions,” […]

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NM Wildland Urban Virtual Fire Summit – Call for Presentations

The New Mexico Wildland Urban Fire Virtual Summit planning committee is soliciting presentations for the upcoming summit to be held October 22-23, 2020. This year’s theme is “All Lands, All Neighbors (for wildfire resilience.” If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please email awebb@nmcounties.org for more information on how to submit a proposal.  The […]

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Pile burning in El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Acting Superintendent Steve Baumann announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Saturday, July 25th through Sunday July 26th as weather and fuel conditions permit. These wood piles are located along the North side of County Road 42, West of Cerro Bandera, […]

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Fire Restrictions Lifted at El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Acting Superintendent Steve Baumann has announced the recession of Stage II Fire Restrictions in El Malpais National Monument effective immediately. Recent monsoonal rains have significantly reduced the fire danger within the Monuments. As always, the Monument does not allow for: • Open fires with the exception of wood and charcoal campfires within […]

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Observe Firework Restrictions to Prevent Wildfires

As you celebrate this Independence Day, remember that fireworks are prohibited on all federal lands and many other jurisdictions in New Mexico. Check with your local fire department and at firerestrictions.us/nm.   With the dry conditions we’re experiencing, it only takes one spark for the entire holiday to go up in smoke! #PreventWildfires #NMFire #RecreateResponsibly

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Fire Restrictions Still In Effect in NM, June 22, 2020

As you plan your summer activities, Know Before You Go and check for specific fire restrictions for the area you plan to visit on FireRestrictions.us/nm. Campfires are restricted but there are fun alternatives you can check out. Today, the BLM issued a press release nationally asking for everyone’s help in the prevention of wildfires.  Whether […]

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Fire Restrictions in Effect at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument

Due to extreme fire danger at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument, park officials will be implementing fire restrictions beginning Friday, June 19, 2020. Beginning at 5 pm on Friday, June 19 the following acts will be prohibited throughout Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument: • Setting, […]

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What is a Red Flag Warning?

This week’s Wildfire Wednesdays from FACNM discusses Red Flag Warnings and how to find out when one is in effect.  Remember that while these are special National Weather Service designations indicating weather conditions with potential for extreme burning, almost any given day in NM can be hot, dry and windy, so always be cautious with […]

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This Memorial Day: Recreate Safely to Prevent Wildfires

Click Share and Help Prevent Wildfire: We all need your help to prevent wildfires this summer. The statewide average of human-caused wildfires in New Mexico is 48% of all wildfires and most of these fires can be prevented. Don’t drag chains, check spark arrestors on vehicles and equipment and for information about preventing wildfires over Memorial Day Weekend, […]

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Do Your Part, Don’t Let Wildfires Start

Click Share and Help Prevent Wildfire: Firefighters and first responders are needed more than ever to keep America safe. Prevent wildfires by following fire restrictions, postponing debris burning, and using campfire alternatives. #recreateresponsibly #preventwildfire #nmfire #fireadaptednm

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This Memorial Day – Know Before You Go

Click Share and Help Prevent Wildfire: Know Before You Go! Before you make plans to have any smores over the campfire check for current fire restrictions.  For more information, call the Fire Restrictions Hotline: 1-877-864-6985 or visit https://firerestrictions.us/nm/. #recreateresponsibly #preventwildfire #nmfire #fireadaptednm

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National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group Implements Stage II Fire Restrictions

Los Alamos, Watrous, Pecos, Jemez Springs – New Mexico – Due to the increased risk of wildfire in the region, the Pueblo Parks Group, which includes Bandelier National Monument, Fort Union National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park, and Valles Caldera National Preserve, will enter Stage II fire restrictions on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8:00 […]

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Hardening Your Home from Wildfire

Take time to make your property more resistant to wildfire. Research shows that reducing flammable material around homes and “hardening your home” before a fire occurs, will greatly improve your outcome in the event of a wildfire and keep firefighters safe. If you missed the recent webinar on the Home Ignition Zone and steps you […]

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News from Fire Adapted New Mexico Learning Network: May 14, 2020

https://facnm.org/news/2020/5/13/wildfire-wednesdays-7 In case you missed it, be sure to check out this week’s Wildfire Wednesday from Fire Adapted Communities New Mexico (FACNM). With the sunny days and high winds this spring we’ve seen more and more Red Flag (high fire danger) days and a few wildfires starting across New Mexico. With fire danger increasing, it’s […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 10, 2020

#ReadyForWildfire: Let’s start a trend and reduce the number of human-caused wildfires in New Mexico. Do your part to prevent wildfires.

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 9, 2020

Vehicles and trailers can be unintentional fire starters. If you are off-roading, remember that your exhaust system can reach temperatures over 1000°F! Driving or parking over dry grass can start wildfires. Be sure your trailer is roadworthy before heading out with good tires, greased bearings, and no dragging chains – whether it’s a car, truck, […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 8, 2020

Here are a few reminders when target shooting on public lands: Know before you go: Is target shooting allowed in the area you will visit? Shoot in areas free of dry vegetation—and avoid shooting on hot windy days. Avoid shooting hard objects: bullet fragments can be extremely hot and can easily start a grass fire. […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 7, 2020

New Mexicans often burn fields, acequias or piles of debris. Some counties in NM have issued burn bans.  If allowed where you are, always get a burn permit and make sure you prepare the site, have enough water and people on hand, and never leave any fire unattended, even for a few minutes!   Watch this […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 6, 2020

If you are working outdoors using equipment that creates sparks, please consider wildfire safety, especially the timing of your outdoor home projects! Working in the morning, ensuring at least 10 feet of clearance from dry vegetation, and having a shovel and fire extinguisher ready can prevent a wildfire.  #WildfirePreparednessWeek #ReadyForWildfire

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