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Ignitions Complete, Firefighters Securing Containment Lines

Name: Francisquito Date detected: July 13 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size: 2021 Acres Growth Potential: Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Mixed Conifer The Francisquito Fire, located on the El Rito Ranger District of the Carson National Forest, is now approximately 2000 acres in size.  […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Acreage Remains at 2,332 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 21, 2019 –  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter remains at 2,332 acres. There are approximately 128 personnel assigned.  Resources include three Wildland Fire Modules, two […]

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Successful Day Yesterday, Ignitions Continue Today

Name: Francisquito Date detected: July 13 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size: 1000 Acres Growth Potential: Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Mixed Conifer   The Francisquito Fire, located on the El Rito Ranger District of the Carson National Forest, is now approximately ­­­1000 acres in […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Strategic Firing Operations on Roberts Fire Increases Acreage to 2,332 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 20, 2019 – The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter has grown to 2,332 acres. There are approximately 132 personnel assigned.  Resources include three Wildland Fire Modules, […]

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Gila National Forest: Pile Burning Planned for

Quemado, NM, July 19, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District plans district-wide pile burns, weather and fire conditions permitting. With the onset of monsoon season, the Quemado District is preparing to burn piles at various district locations. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness.  The pile burns are […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire at 1,597 Acres – Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 19, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter has grown to 1,597 acres. There are approximately 136 personnel assigned.  Resources include two […]

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Gila National Forest – Pile burning planned on Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, July 18, 2019 – The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District plans district-wide pile burns, weather and fire conditions permitting. With the onset of monsoon season, the Reserve District is preparing to burn piles at various district locations. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness.  The pile burns are scheduled […]

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Fire Activity and Size to Increase on the Francisquito Fire

Name: Francisquito Date detected: July 13 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size: 20 Acres Growth Potential: low to moderate    Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Mixed conifer Name: Rincon Date detected: July 14 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, north of Francisquito tank Size: […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Implements Area Closures For Forest Roads, Trails and Campgrounds On the Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 18, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter has grown to 754 acres. There are approximately 148 personnel assigned.  Resources include two […]

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El Rito Ranger District Managing 2 Fires

Name: Francisquito Date detected: July 13 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size: 20 Acres Growth Potential: low to moderate       Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Mixed conifer Name: Rincon Date detected: July 14 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, north of Francisquito […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Received Rain on the Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 17, 2019 –  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire size remained at 600 acres due to precipitation received over the fire perimeter.  There are with approximately 193 […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Increase in Acreage on the Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 16, 2019 – For Immediate Release. The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019. The fire has grew in size to an estimated 600 acres with approximately 151 personnel assigned. Resources […]

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Gila National Forest: Three Fires on Black Range Ranger District – Update for July 15, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 1,200 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire is demonstrating low fire behavior with scattered precipitation throughout the area.   Skid Fire The lightning-caused Skid Fire is approximately 155 acres, burning on National Forest System lands […]

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Gila National Forest – Fires on Wilderness Ranger District – Update for July 15, 2019

Rocky Fire The lightning-caused Rocky Fire is approximately 350 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness.  This fire is demonstrating low fire behavior with some growth to the north and west and remains east of Forest Road 150.   South Fire The lightning-caused South Fire remains at 3,060 acres, burning […]

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Carson NF-New Wildfires on El Rito RD, July 15

Name: Francisquito Date detected:  July 13 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size:  13 acres Growth Potential:  low to moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa Pine and Mixed conifer   Name: Rincon Date detected:  July 14 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, north of Francisquito tank […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 14, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire has grown to an estimated 500 acres with approximately 100 personnel assigned.  Resources include one […]

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Gila National Forest – Rocky Fire & Skid Fire – Update for July 14, 2019

Rocky Fire Incident Start Date: July 8, 2019                       Cause: Lightning Acres: ~275                                                      Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Continue to scout and prepTrail #741, #74 and prep Forest Road 150. Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3   South Fire Incident Start Date: June 29, 2019                    Cause: Lightning Acres: ~2,800                                       […]

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Gila National Forest: Bear Fire & Skid Fire Update for July 14, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 700 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire behavior.  Crews continued to work on the western edge holding firing operations. Fire activity on the east side was minimal. Today’s plan […]

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Gila National Forest – Skid Fire and Air Reconnaissance Activity

Truth or Consequences, NM, July 13, 2019 – The Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Is managing the Skid Fire, which is in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness. The lightning-caused Skid Fire is approximately 100 acres. This fire was discovered on July 10. This fire is ½ mile south of Morgan Creek and will be […]

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Gila National Forest: Bear Fire & Skid Fire – Update for July 13, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 600 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire was reported on July 9 and is burning in Indian Peaks in an area that had prescribed fire last year. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire […]

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