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Fire update – Lewis Prescribed Fire

The Lewis Prescribed Fire on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest was postponed after a foot of snow fell in areas across the forest. Instead, fire managers are turning their attention to pile burning and ignitions are underway today on the Jim Lewis debris piles, 11 miles southwest of Weed. Ignitions may […]

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Sacramento Ranger District plans to implement the Lewis Prescribed fire

CLOUDCROFT, NM, Nov. 23, 2022 – Fire managers on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest are preparing to implement one of the prescribed fires planned across the forest this fall and winter. Ignitions on the Lewis Prescribed Fire could begin as early as Monday, Nov. 28, and continue through Thursday, Dec. 1 […]

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Update: Prescribed Fire Planned on State Trust Land – South of Pie Town, NM

For more information contact: Mark Meyers 505-946-7082  The New Mexico State Land Office (NMSLO) is planning a collaborative prescribed fire scheduled for Nov. 11-17, 2022, on approximately 400 acres of state trust land near Mangas Divide (approximately 16 miles southwest of Pie Town, NM in Catron County).  The project is being implemented in the fall while there is an opportunity to safely […]

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Magdalena Ranger District to Implement Durfee Bolander Unit 7 Prescribed Fire

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains – Socorro County, NM ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Nov. 14, 2022 – Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) plan to implement the previously announced Durfee Bolander Unit 7 prescribed fire on the Magdalena Ranger District as early as Tuesday, […]

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Magdalena Ranger District to Implement Durfee Bolander Unit 7 Prescribed Fire

Magdalena Ranger District – Socorro County, NM ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Nov. 8, 2022 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands fire crews plan to conduct the Durfee Bolander prescribed fire project on the Magdalena Ranger District starting as early as Nov. 13 and continuing through Nov. 20 pending suitable conditions. The project area is located […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Remove Dead Plants and Debris from Property

As fall approaches and cooler temperatures set in, wildfire season can seem like a distant concern. However, this is a great time to begin preparations for the next fire season and clean up around your home. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The October […]

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Post-fire Roundup

USFS Southwest Region | September 20, 2022 Punky Moore, sandra.moore2@usda.gov This roundup is intended to keep you informed about the progress that is being made on the National Forest Systems land affected by wildfires in 2022.  The primary Federal responsibilities for the recovery on National Forest System lands lie with the USDA Forest Service (FS) and for […]

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Calf Canyon-Hermits Peak Fire Final Update

Acres: 341,735| Containment: 100% | Total personnel: 402|Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass TAOS, […]

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Online Private Land Suppression Repair Request Deadline is September 12

September 7, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update  Acres: 341,735| Containment: 100% | Total personnel: 508| Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM | Fuels: […]

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BLM NM Fire Seeking Crew Members for New Wildland Fire Module

The Rio Puerco Wildland Fire Module ​(WFM) is seeking highly qualified and motivated individuals for a newly developed Bureau of Land Management WFM based out of Albuquerque, NM. The WFM is hosted out of the ​Albuquerque District Rio Puerco Field Office.  As a specialized resource in the wildland fire community, we are currently seeking individuals who will contribute the […]

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Cerro Pelado Burned Area Closure Lifted

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 1, 2022 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) rescinded the revised closure order for the Cerro Pelado burned area on the Jemez Ranger District today at 6 a.m. However, the Jemez National Recreation Area flood risk closure, signed on June 24, 2022, remains in effect. With the termination of […]

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Community meeting provides opportunity for public voices

August 31, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 100% | Total personnel: 572| Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM | […]

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Bear Trap Fire Area and Road Closures

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Albuquerque, NM, Aug 31, 2022 – An area and road closure (Order 03-03-03-22-03) has been issued for National Forest System lands as described below and as depicted on the attached map as Exhibit A, within the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest, Socorro County, New Mexico. This Order […]

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Firefighters encouraged by progress in the south

August 24, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 100% | Total personnel: 521| Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM | […]

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The NM Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program offers $1 million to support rural fire departments. Apply by Sept. 30, 2022.

Important links: Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant ProgramProgram Coordinator Robert.Brown@state.nm.usForestry Division District offices

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Calf Canyon Fire 100% Contained

August 21, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735 | Containment: 100% | Total personnel: 470 | Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, […]

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Information Officers Provide Assistance in Mora

August 19, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 98% | Total personnel: 470|Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM | Fuels: […]

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