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BLM plans prescribed fire in Cibola County

Beginning Aug. 21–Sept. 30, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on approximately 1,800 acres within the El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA), weather permitting.  Fire managers estimate it will take several periods of approximately two to four days to complete the project, although smoke may be […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Catron County

Beginning Aug. 21-Sept. 30, the Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office plans to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County, weather permitting. Details on each location and size are as follows: Pietown Pile Burn – 20 acres, located one mile west of Pietown and immediately north of Highway […]

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Triple Nickel Fire Being Managed on Mount Taylor Ranger District

Grants, NM, August 19, 2019 – Recent rains have created very favorable conditions, allowing Fire managers from the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands to manage a lightning-caused fire for resource benefit on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District.  The Triple Nickel Fire is being carefully monitored and managed as it burns naturally in the ecosystem, […]

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Final Update for the Cueva Fire Unless Significant Activity Occurs

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 17, 2019 – Following Thursday’s successful firing operations, the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has concluded all ignitions on the Cueva Fire. No future growth is expected outside the approximately 1,000-acre planning area. For the next several days crews will continue to monitor fire activity within the containment lines and […]

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Cueva Fire Completes Firing Operations, Meets Objectives

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 16, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) said today objectives for the Cueva Fire have been successfully met with yesterday’s firing operations. Ignitions have ceased, and no future growth is expected outside the approximately 1,000-acre planning area. Crews will continue to check containment lines, assess […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/16/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  2,305 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Firefighting Resources: 2 Engines, 1 Wildland Fire module. Total Personnel: 38 Fire Update 8/16/2019: Fire activity […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 15, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 15, 2019 – By taking advantage of today’s weather conditions, fire managers on the Cueva Fire will continue to reduce fuels on the ground by implementing firing operations east of the focus area. Fire managers have tied the Cueva Fire into the French Mesa prescribed burn conducted in 2018 and […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 14, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 14, 2019 – Today, fire managers will resume firing operations within the planning area of the Cueva Fire. An expected decrease in monsoonal thunderstorms over the next week will bring warmer, drier weather. Anticipating these more favorable conditions, fire managers will continue to assess the terrain and values at risk […]

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Conejos Fire Met Objectives, Continues to Smoke

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 13, 2019 – While the Conejos Fire on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is still putting up some smoke, primarily from a 10-acre interior pocket of mixed conifer where it continues to smolder and creep, fire managers are pleased with the outcome on 800 […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/13/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  800 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Firefighting Resources: 2 Engines, 1 Wildland Fire module. 30 total personnel. Fire Update 8/13/2019: Fire behavior […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 13, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 13, 2019 – Due to muddy conditions on the Cueva Fire following this weekend’s monsoonal thunderstorms, fire crews postponed firing operations yesterday. Today fire managers are monitoring conditions on the ground while looking for a window to resume firing operations. As temperatures increase in the area over the next several […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/12/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  250 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Firefighting Resources: 2 Engines, 20 total personnel. Fire Update 8/12/2019: The lightning-caused Rawhide Fire on the […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 12, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 12, 2019 – Monsoonal thunderstorms brought a fair amount of moisture to the Cueva Fire over the weekend. Despite rainy conditions, fire crews were able to complete over 100 acres of firing operations within the focus area. As temperatures increase in the area over the next several days, smoke from […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 11, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 11, 2019 –In spite of sporadic rain throughout the day, fire crews were able to continue firing operations in the area of French Mesa, north of Gallina. The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is managing the lightning-caused Cueva Fire to improve forest conditions and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire […]

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Conejos Fire Final Update – Aug. 10, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 10, 2019 – Three days without moisture gave firefighters on the Conejos Fire the opportunity to complete firing operations yesterday. Crews will monitor the fire over the weekend. The fire started on July 29 on Conejos Peak on the Jemez Ranger District adjacent to Forest Road 266 about 4 miles […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 10, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 10, 2019 – Fire crews expect to take advantage of favorable weather conditions and low to moderate fire behavior today to continue implementing firing operations on the Cueva Fire. The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is managing the lightning-caused Cueva Fire to improve forest conditions and reduce the risk of […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/9/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  4 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 9, 2019, 11:20 am Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Firefighting Resources: 1 Engine and additional fire personnel. Fire Update: The Rawhide Fire started August 9, 2019, on the Guadalupe Ranger […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 9, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 9, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) have determined that the lightning-caused Cueva Fire on the Coyote Ranger District will be managed to improve forest conditions and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire in the future. Today and through the weekend fire crews will take […]

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BLM to conduct prescribed fire in McKinley and Sandoval counties

Beginning Aug. 12–Sept. 30, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed fire in McKinley and Sandoval counties, weather permitting. The approximately 500-acre area, known as Mesa Chivato, is comprised of ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper trees within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas, located west of […]

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Lincoln National Forest -Guadalupe Ranger District-Rawhide Fire

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size: 1 Acre Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 9, 2019, 11:20 am Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Firefighting Resources: 1 Engine and additional fire personnel. Fire Update: Crews are responding to a one-acre fire 5 miles northwest of […]

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