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Media Advisory: Mesa Poleo Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – March 20, 2017 – For Immediate Release – If favorable conditions, including weather, winds and air quality, remain in place through the night, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to proceed with the previously announced Mesa Poleo prescribed burn on the Coyote Ranger District tomorrow. The SFNF […]

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Prescribed Fire Planned for McKinley and Sandoval Counties March 23-April 7

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct an approximately 300 acre prescribed fire within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas from March 23 through April 7, weather permitting.  The area, known as Mesa Chivato, is west of Highway 550 and approximately 15 miles southwest of San Luis, […]

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Borrego Mesa Prescribed Burn Planned on Española Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – March 17, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the previously announced Borrego Mesa prescribed burn on the Española Ranger District sometime between March 27 and May 31, 2017.  That window is dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Campground Fire (3/16/17)

New Fire Start – Campground Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 03/16/17  9:30 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 03/16/17  6:24 pm Location: Approximately 2 miles west of Mayhill, NM and just off of Highway 82 Lat/Long: 32 deg, 54 min, 14.4 sec X 105 deg, 30 min, 15.7 sec Legal Description: T16S, […]

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Free Community Event Saturday, April 1, at the Wildfire WUI Summit

The NM WUI Summit will host a free community day on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 1pm-5:30pm with learning sessions and fun family activities for all ages.  The event will be held at the Sheraton-Airport in Albuquerque. Learn from fire experts about creating defensible space, what happens after a wildfire, the ins and outs of […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned On Santa Fe National Forest, Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – March 14, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning a prescribed burn near the community of Mesa Poleo on the Coyote Ranger District. Hand ignitions could begin as early as Tuesday, March 21, if conditions, including weather, winds and air quality, are […]

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Register Now for 2017 NM WUI Summit, March 30-April 1, Albuquerque

For information on the New Mexico Wildland Urban Interface Summit and to register online go to: 2017 NM WUI Summit. This year, the conference will have three concurrent tracks in mitigating risk of wildfire in your community.  The tracks focus on the technical, “How does it work?”, collaboration, “Who can I work with?”, and action, […]

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Fire Treatment Planned on Jemez Ranger District Sunday

SANTA FE, NM – March 3, 2017 – For Immediate Release. If conditions, including air quality and weather forecasts, remain favorable, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to conduct the previously announced prescribed burn on the Joaquin fuelwood unit on the Jemez Ranger District on Sunday, March 5. Members of the public […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned in Otero County

On March 6-8, 2017, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning a prescribed burn within Otero County in southern New Mexico.  The BLM will concentrate its efforts on burning Allotment 00703 – Coyote Canyon West of Bent, New Mexico. Depending on weather conditions, smoke may be visible during and possibly days after the burn […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned in Dripping Springs Natural Area

On March 9, 2017, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning a prescribed burn at the Dripping Springs Natural Area (Natural Area) near Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Weather permitting, the burn will be conducted in the morning.  Smoke will be highly visible to the City of Las Cruces and the surrounding communities. The Dripping […]

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 26-April 1, 2017

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 26-April 1, 2017. This year’s theme is “Wildfire doesn’t have to be a disaster. Little things you do now will make a big difference.” The focus of the week is to increase awareness […]

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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Rating: MODERATE (3/2/17)

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – A combination of low moisture, long term effects of persistent drought, winds and increasingly warm weather in southern New Mexico has prompted Lincoln National Forest fire officials to rate the current fire danger as MODERATE. All fire danger rating signs on the Lincoln National Forest will be displaying MODERATE […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Seven Cabins Fire Updates on INCIWEB

Updates for the Seven Cabins Fire are posted on INCIWEB.   Please click on this link for current information and updates:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5131/  Seven Cabins Fire Update – 2/28/17  12:30 pm:  Firefighters are continuing suppression efforts, however windy conditions are still contributing to additional fire growth.  The Seven Cabins fire is now estimated to be 630 acres, with […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned on State Trust Lands Near Carlsbad in March/mid-April

The New Mexico State Land Office is coordinating with Eddy County Fire Service, Carlsbad Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Bureau of Land Management to implement the Red Bluff Draw Prescribed Fire on State Trust Land in southern Eddy County. Ignition operations are anticipated to last one day and occur on a Saturday between […]

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Crossroads Fire

The Crossroads fire in Lea County was contained yesterday at approximately 2,075 acres.

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Warning of Extreme Fire Conditions in SE New Mexico 2/28/17

Fire weather conditions exist across southeast New Mexico today.  A Red Flag warning has been issued by the National Weather Service.  This means that the threat of wildfire ignition and spread is extreme.  Please use common sense and avoid activities today that could pose a risk.  Some tips to stay safe: Obey all regulations regarding […]

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BLM Prescribed Fire Planned for Orilla Verde Recreation Area

The BLM, Taos Field Office is planning a prescribed fire at the Orilla Verde Recreation Area, near Pilar, NM as early as Feb. 24 and continuing as needed until March 5, 2017. Please contact the BLM Taos Field Office in Taos New Mexico for any questions or comments. Pat Pacheco, District Fire Management Officer: (575) […]

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Fire Treatment Planned on Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Feb. 17, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct a prescribed burn on the Joaquin fuelwood unit on the Jemez Ranger District. Ignitions could begin as early as Feb. 24, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned Near Carlsbad

Carlsbad, NM – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to conduct prescribed burns at two locations in the Carlsbad District beginning Feb 22 and continuing through the first 2 weeks of March, weather permitting. These prescribed burn projects are part of a restoration effort to improve rangeland health and reduce hazardous fuels throughout […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Chaves County

Roswell, NM – February 2017 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations in Chaves County.  The Sand Ranch prescribed fire (consisting of three burn units) is located 45 miles East of Roswell and the Milner Lake prescribed fire is located 10 miles Northeast of Roswell.  These operations are dependent upon […]

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