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All Hands All Lands Burn Team mobilizing Pile Burn Squad in winter 2021-22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2021Contact: Eytan Krasilovsky, 505-470-0185, eytan@forestguild.org All Hands All Lands Burn Team mobilizing a Pile Burn Squad in winter 2021-22 to reduce hazardous fuels on private, municipal, and federally managed lands. Santa Fe, NM – Since 2018, a diverse array of partners have worked with The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Prescribed Burn Planned in the 16 Springs Area, Sacramento Ranger District

CLOUDCROFT, NM – 11/29/20: The Sacramento Ranger District plans to begin prescribed burning in the 16 Springs area approximately 3 miles north of Mayhill, NM beginning the last week in November and continuing throughout the winter and spring as conditions allow. Smoke from the prescribed burn is expected to travel northeast towards Roswell but may […]

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Final Update: Cathey Vista 4 Fire Update 11/24/21

This will be the last post of the Cathey Vista 4 Fire unless there is a significant change. Name: Cathey Vista 4 Fire Location: Near Cathy Vista and Cathey Canyon Trail (T105A) on the Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 0.75 acres Cause: Human Update: Firefighters were able to built fire line around the […]

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New Fire Start: Cathy Vista. Lincoln National Forest Sacramento Ranger District

Fire Name: Cathy Vista Location: Near Cathy Peak on the Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 0.75 acres Cause: Unknown Update: Firefighters responded to a smoke report near Cathy Peak on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest around 1 pm this afternoon. Upon arrival they discovered a 0.75 acre fire burning […]

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Carson National Forest Planning Valle Vidal Hart Canyon Prescribed Burn Next Week

Taos, NM – November 12, 2021 – Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are planning to implement the Valle Vidal Hart Canyon prescribed burn next week. The burn is located approximately 19 miles northwest of Cimarron and 16 miles northeast of Ute Park, New Mexico.  The fuels treatments will be implemented in effort to […]

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UPDATE: Lake Fork Fire – Sandoval County

The Lake Fork Fire, located northwest of Jemez Springs, NM is currently 80% contained. The fire has seen no new growth in several days and remains estimated at 92 acres. Unburned pockets of fuel in the interior of the fire and burnout operations may produce additional smoke today. The human-caused fire started on state land […]

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UPDATE: Lake Fork Fire – Sandoval County

The Lake Fork Fire, located 7 miles northwest of Jemez Springs, NM is now 65% contained. The fire is burning on state and federal land and remains estimated at 92 acres. No structures are threatened. Fire behavior continues to be minimal with some smoldering. The Lake Fork Fire started on state land Saturday, November 6, […]

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Prescribed Burn Producing Visible Smoke Around Angel Fire Area This Week

News: November 9, 2021 Contact(s): Eytan Krasilovsky, Forest Stewards Guild Black Lake, New Mexico., Nov. 9, 2021 – The Little Coyote Creek prescribed fire is occurring in the Black Lake area approximately seven miles south of Angel Fire, New Mexico. It is producing smoke that is visible from around the greater Angel Fire area and […]

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UPDATE: Lake Fork Fire – Sandoval County

The Lake Fork Fire, located 7 miles northwest of Jemez Springs, NM on the USDA Forest Service (USFS) – Santa Fe National Forest, is currently estimated at 92 acres after more accurate GPS mapping. The fire is 60% contained and no structures are threatened. Fire activity remains low with creeping and smoldering behavior. The Lake […]

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Fire Restrictions Imposed in Mora County – Effective November 8, 2021

November 8, 2021 FIRE RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED Due to high fuel loads and low moisture content in most areas of the County, Fire Restrictions are hereby imposed Countywide, effective immediately. RESTRICTIONS: • Open burning is prohibited, i.e., burning of cropland, fields, rangeland, debris burning, slash piles, prescribed burning or weed burning;• Campfires are prohibited except for […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Is Year-Round: Don’t Be a Turkey-Keep Fire Safety First

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and while many New Mexicans are planning their holiday menu, please remember that carelessness while cooking can lead to a fire tragedy. Your NM wildfire agencies and partners want to ensure that your Thanksgiving is a happy time with family and friends by sharing some simple safety recommendations. Continuing with our […]

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Lake Fork Fire – Sandoval County – Nov. 8, 2021

The Lake Fork Fire, located 7 miles northwest of Jemez Springs, NM on the USDA Forest Service (USFS) – Santa Fe National Forest, is currently 50% contained. No structures are threatened. The fire is estimated at 50 acres and shows minimal activity. The Lake Fork Fire was initially reported at 3:35 p.m. on Saturday, November […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Sandoval County

Beginning Nov. 5, and continuing through this fall and winter, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct two prescribed burns on BLM-managed lands in Sandoval County, weather permitting. Elk Springs Prescribed Fire – 40 acres, located approximately 13 miles south of Cuba, N.M. The burn is expected to take one day and […]

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SFNF Plans to Implement Las Dispensas Prescribed Burn on Pecos/Las Vegas District

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 4, 2021 – If conditions remain favorable, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to begin implementation of the previously announced Las Dispensas prescribed burn on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District as early as Monday, Nov. 8. The decision to proceed will depend on multiple factors, including […]

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UPDATE: Magdalena Ranger District continues with Baney prescribed fire

Fire crews on the Baney prescribed fire (RX) on the Magdalena Ranger District completed 114 acres of the planned 342 acres yesterday. Burn operations will continue today and possibly continue thru Saturday Nov. 6 if necessary. Fire crews are looking at burning up to 342 acres on the Baney unit 7 in the northwestern part […]

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Magdalena Ranger District to implement Baney prescribed fire starting Nov. 3rd

Albuquerque, NM – November 2, 2021 – Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the previously announced Baney prescribed fire (RX) on the Magdalena Ranger District as early as Wed, Nov. 3 and possibly continue thru Saturday Nov. 6 if necessary. Fire crews are […]

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Little Coyote Creek Prescribed Burn Dates Updated to Week of November 8, 2021

Prescribed Fire Announcement: Little Coyote Creek Prescribed Burn Dates Updated to the Week of November 8, 2021 Release Date: November 1, 2021 Contact(s): Eytan Krasilovsky, Forest Stewards Guild Black Lake, NM – Firefighters from the New Mexico State Land Office, the Forest Stewards Guild, and The Ember Alliance have been continuing to monitor conditions for […]

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Diego Prescribed Burn on Cuba District is a Go Today

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 1, 2021 – After a successful test fire today, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are proceeding with the previously announced Diego prescribed burn on the Cuba Ranger District today. The 374-acre treatment area is north of the community of Gilman and 1 mile east of the […]

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SFNF Plans to Implement Cordovas Pile Burn on Coyote District

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 1, 2021 – If the Coyote Ranger District receives sufficient snow or moisture on the ground, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to implement the previously announced Cordovas prescribed pile burn before the end of the year. Crews will use hand ignitions on the 157-acre treatment […]

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Mountainair Ranger District Plans for Weekend Prescribed Burn in the Thunderbird Area

Albuquerque, NM – October 29, 2021 – Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the previously announced Thunderbird prescribed fire on the Mountainair Ranger District on Saturday, Oct. 30 and possibly continue Sunday Oct. 31 if necessary. Fire crews are looking at burning 148 […]

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