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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Lifts Some Fire Restrictions Due to Recent Rain

News Release Date: June 30, 2022 Contact: Michael Larson, Public Information Officer, 575-236-1356 During the past two weeks, Carlsbad Caverns National Park received 2.26 inches of rain, reducing the fire danger. As a result, effective July 1, the park will lift the following fire restrictions:  Reopen Carlsbad Caverns Wilderness Area and all backcountry areas to day use. This […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Skip the Fireworks to Support Firefighters

Fireworks are a popular Fourth of July tradition. Over the years, many of us have personally experienced close calls and disasters related to firework-ignited fires – a stray ember on a rooftop, burnt grass, smoldering casings and other potential ignition sources. With an early start to the 2022 wildfire season, your NM wildfire cooperators and […]

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Valles Caldera to Lift Fire Restrictions

Release Date: June 23, 2022  Contact: Dave Krueger, Chief of Interpretation (vall_news@nps.gov)  Valles Caldera to Lift Fire Restrictions  Jemez Springs, NM – With improved fuel moisture levels and reduced fire danger, Valles Caldera National Preserve will lift Stage II and III fire restrictions at 9:00 am on Friday, June 24, 2022. As a result, most […]

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Closure of NPS Administered Portions of CR42 Due To Cerro Bandera Fire

National Park Service News Release For Immediate ReleaseJune 9, 2022Contact: Jamie Kern, 505-876-2783, jamie_kern@nps.gov Grants, NM – The Cerro Bandera fire was reported at 10:40 am today on private land just west of the El Malpais National Monument boundary near CR 42 and NM 53. In response to the fire, the National Park Service is […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Implements Additional Fire Restrictions Due to Extreme Fire Danger 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 24, 2022 Contact: Laura Steele, Acting Chief Ranger, 575-236-1426, laura_steele@nps.gov CARLSBAD, New Mexico — Extreme fire danger continues to affect Carlsbad Caverns National Park. As a result, effective May 25, the following  additional restrictions are in effect: Closure of Carlsbad Caverns Wilderness Area and all backcountry areas to day use. This includes access to all permit […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions begin in Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Date: April 29, 2022Contact: Norma Pineda, 505-847-2585 x.221As a result of the extreme fire danger at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, Stage II Fire Restrictions are being implemented. Restrictions include no campfires nor smoking outdoors in the park. These restrictions will be in effect starting at 8:00 am on Friday, April 29, 2022 and will […]

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NM Fire Information Resources

A list of official fire information resources for large wildfire incidents in New Mexico NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Fire Resource Hotline 1-800-432-2080 for fire consequence resources or sheltering needs. NM Roads – Official Road Status for the State of NM (road closures, etc.) Map of Wildfires in NM (zoom into specific […]

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National Park Service announces Stage II Fire Restrictions beginning May 4, 2022 for El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments

May 4, 2022 Contact: Lisa Dittman, 505-285-4641 ext. 218, lisa_dittman@nps.gov Grants, NM – As a result of the extreme fire danger, Stage II Fire Restrictions are being implemented in El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments. Stage II restrictions include no campfires or smoking outdoors in the park. These restrictions are in effect beginning at […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Wildfire season is here. Pack a go bag and keep it near!

With the 2022 wildfire season off to an early start in New Mexico, it is vital to have an emergency kit and an evacuation plan in place for you and your family. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The May message from a partnership […]

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Bandelier National Monument Closed Due to Cerro Pelado Fire

News Release Date: May 1, 2022 Contact: Joanie Budzileni, 505-672-3861 x1501 Los Alamos, New Mexico – Due to the activity of the Cerro Pelado Fire, Bandelier National Monument is closed until further notice.  Please visit Bandelier website and Facebook pages for updated information. Fire restrictions and information for New Mexico can be found at: NM Fire Info | New Mexico Fire Information   

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

National Park Service News Release  For Immediate Release:  April 21, 2022  For further information contact: Bandelier – Joanie Budzileni, joanie_budzileni@nps.gov, 505-672-3861, x1501 Fort Union – BJ Cluff, bj_cluff @nps.gov, 505-425-8025 x226 Pecos – Becky Latanich, becky_latanich@nps.gov, 505-757-7210 Valles Caldera – David Krueger, david_krueger@nps.gov 505-412-0826 Los Alamos, Watrous, Pecos, Jemez Springs, New Mexico – Due to the increased risk of […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Implements Additional Preventative Measures Due to Increasing Fire Danger 

Carlsbad Caverns National Park News Release  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 21, 2022 Contact: Laura Steele, Acting Chief Ranger, 575-236-1426, laura_steele@nps.gov Additional Preventative Measures Implemented Due to Increasing Fire Danger  CARLSBAD, New Mexico—As a result of increasing fire danger at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, overnight camping is prohibited, permitting of overnight backcountry trips is suspended, and propane stoves are prohibited. The previously issued preventative […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Implements Preventative Measures Due to Extreme Fire Danger

Carlsbad Caverns National Park News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 14, 2022 Contact: Laura Steele, Acting Chief Ranger, 575-236-1426, laura_steele@nps.gov CARLSBAD, New Mexico—Due to extreme fire danger, Carlsbad Caverns National Park will implement the following preventative measures beginning on Friday, April 15:  Closure of Walnut Canyon Desert Drive due to tall grass in some parking areas Charcoal and wood fires are prohibited Smoking is prohibited, except […]

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Minimize the Impact

Is your community prepared for wildfire? Proactive communities play a key role in minimizing the impact of wildfire. Become fire-adapted by taking steps now to prepare. Learn more at FACNM.org, FireAdaptedCommunitiesVideo, FirewiseUSA®-NewMexico #FireAdaptedNM #FirewiseUSA #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Prevent Campfire Escapes

Make it your goal to extinguish hot coals. If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir and repeat until cold! Campfire Safety (NMFireInfo.com) and Smokey Bear (smokeybear.com). #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #SmokeyBear 

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Bandelier National Monument Plans Winter Prescribed Burn

Bandelier National Monument – News Release For Immediate Release:  February 3, 2022  For further information contact: Joanie Budzileni, joanie_budzileni@nps.gov, 505-672-3861, x. 1501 Bandelier National Monument Plans Winter Prescribed Burn  Los Alamos, NM –  The National Park Service plans to implement a prescribed fire in Bandelier National Monument starting as early as Thursday, February 10, 2022, […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Prune Your Trees for Those Hotter Degrees!!

Recognizing that longer, more extreme fire seasons are likely to continue, preparing our homes, properties, and communities for wildfire is more important than ever. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The February message from the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico, and partners at […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 13, 2021

Sunday, June 13, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/   Fire Phone 575-519-0103 JOHNSON FIRE Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                                       Size: ~ 63,551                                         Cause:  […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 12, 2021

Saturday, June 12, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/   Fire Phone 575-519-0103 JOHNSON FIRE Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                                       Size: ~ 54,203                                         Cause:  […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 11, 2021

Friday, June 11, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/   Fire Phone 575-519-0103 JOHNSON FIRE Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                       Size: ~ 50,384                                         Cause:  Lightning    […]

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