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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update for Smokey Bear Ranger District – 11/20/17 – 1:00 pm – Ignitions ceased for today on Grindstone Mesa project

Prescribed Fire Update:  November 20, 1:00 pm – Firefighters have ceased ignitions for today.  Smoke was not lifting and dispersing as planned, therefore the Burn Boss called for a halt on ignitions for today.  Smoke was visible from Ruidoso and surrounding areas.  Firefighters will continue to be on site to monitor and patrol the area throughout […]

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Fire Crews Monitoring Prescribed Burn Unit in Santa Fe Municipal Watershed

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 17, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire crews today conducted both aerial and on-the-ground surveys of the 248-acre unit within the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed that was treated with prescribed fire yesterday.  By this afternoon, more than 75 percent of the unit was cold with a few spots still smoldering […]

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Fire Crews Conduct Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Municipal Watershed

  SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 16, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  After assessing conditions again this morning, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are proceeding with a prescribed burn on 248 acres within the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed.  Hand and aerial ignitions are expected to wrap by 2:00 p.m. today. The […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District – Prescribed Fire Update – 11/14/17 6:00 PM – Ignitions completed on Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire Project

Lincoln National Forest Sacramento Ranger District Prescribed Fire Update 11/14/17 – 6:00 PM – Firefighters treated the remaining Wet Burnt prescribed fire unit today, bringing the total number of acres treated to 290 (60 ac treated yesterday and 230 treated today).  They will return to the site tomorrow (11/15) to patrol, monitor and tend to […]

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Small Prescribed Burn Planned in Santa Fe Watershed To Restore Forest Health, Reduce Risk of Wildfire

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 14, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of unseasonably favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, forecasted winds and weather, to conduct a one-day prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed on Thursday, Nov. 16. The […]

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BLM to conduct three prescribed burns in Catron County

SOCORRO, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management is planning to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County from Nov. 15, 2017 – April 1, 2018, weather permitting. The Pietown pile burn will be 20 acres in size, and will be conducted one mile west of Pietown and immediately […]

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Prescribed Burn Continuing in the Thunderbird Area of the Mountainair Ranger District

Mountainair, NM November 13, 2017: Fire managers on the Mountainair Ranger District will be resuming prescribed burning in the Manzano Mountains. If conditions are suitable, fire crews will be burning near the Thunderbird private property just north of FR#275. This is a continuation of the burns started in October. This burn is located within the […]

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SFNF Plans to Resume Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn Tomorrow

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 8, 2017 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers are planning to resume the previously announced prescribed burn in the Gallinas Watershed on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District tomorrow.  The decision to proceed will be dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, weather forecasts and available resources. […]

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Advisory: French Mesa Prescribed Burn

After a successful test burn this morning, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are proceeding with the French Mesa prescribed burn. The French Mesa treatment area totals 5,041 acres located approximately 10 miles north of the community of Gallina and may take three to four days to complete. Smoke from the prescribed burn […]

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Prescribed Fire planned in El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be implementing prescribed fires in El Malpais National Monument during the month of November as weather and fuel conditions permit. These prescribed fires will be located along the west side of County Road 42 in the vicinity of the Bandera fire. […]

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SFNF May Conduct Prescribed Burn On French Mesa

SFNF May Conduct Prescribed Burn On French Mesa SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 2, 2017 – For Immediate Release.   Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct the previously announced French Mesa […]

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Gila National Forest: Update Eagle/Peak Fires on Reserve RD

Reserve, NM, October 27, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire personnel reported smoke on Friday, October 20; and is from lightning as a result of thunderstorms that passed through the Gila National Forest on Thursday, October 19. Eagle Fire – Located northwest of Eagle Peak Lookout and is at approximately 1acre and has merged with […]

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Gila National Forest: Two Lightning Caused Fires on Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, October 23, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire personnel reported smoke on Friday, October 20; and is from lightning as a result of thunderstorms that passed through the Gila National Forest on Thursday, October 19. Eagle Fire – Located northwest of Eagle Peak Lookout and is at approximately 1/10 acres. Peak Fire – […]

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Gila National Forest: Redstone Prescribed Burn to begin October 30 on Silver City RD

Silver City, NM, October 26, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning to do a 413 acre prescribed burn in the area known as Redstone. The project boundaries are:  Forest Road 154 (Signal Peak Road) and Forest Road 4255 to the south; handline to the east; Forest Road 149 […]

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Valles Caldera to Begin Prescribed Burn on October 25

Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate a prescribed burn project on October 25th, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of NM State Road 4 near mile marker 30. The burn operations will be completed within a 3-10 day period. […]

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Operations Commence on Stable Mesa Prescribed Burn

Operations Commence on Stable Mesa Prescribed Burn SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 20, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest started operations on the previously announced 1,950-acre Stable Mesa prescribed burn today, blacklining the perimeter of the treatment area.  If conditions, including fuel moisture […]

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Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn To Resume Next Week

Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn To Resume Next Week SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 20, 2017 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers hope to resume the prescribed burn in the Gallinas Watershed on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District next week, perhaps as early as Tuesday, Oct. 24.  The decision to burn on Tuesday will be […]

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Two Prescribed Burns Proceed on Santa Fe National Forest

Santa Fe, NM – Oct. 17, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are taking advantage of favorable fall conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to proceed with two previously announced prescribed burns today. Crews are working on both the 536-acre Cedar Springs prescribed burn […]

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Valles Caldera Plans Fall Prescribed Burns

Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate prescribed burn projects beginning the week of October 16th, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of NM State Road 4 near mile marker 30. The burn […]

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Mesitas Prescribed Burn Planned on the Santa Fe National Forest Española Ranger District

Santa Fe, NM – Oct. 11, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the Mesitas prescribed burn on the Española Ranger District.  Ignitions could begin as early as Monday, Oct. 16, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. The 2,515-acre […]

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