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Barbero Fire on Santa Fe National Forest

Barbero Fire Update May 27, 2016; 9:00 a.m. Location: • Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest • On Rowe Mesa about 12 miles southeast of Pecos Start Date: Reported May 26, 2016 Size: Approximately 146 acres at 8 a.m. Percent Contained: 50% Cause: Human, under investigation Growth Potential: Minimal Vegetation: Pinon-juniper, […]

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Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 (IMT5) Assumes Command of the Coyote Fire

COYOTE FIRE UPDATE  Wednesday 05/26/2016 – 9 AM                   Acres: 14,351 Start Date: May 7, 2016 Cause: Lightning Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM Containment: 70% Fuels/Topography: Timber/grass/chaparral, rugged terrain, steep canyons Total personnel: 307                                                                .                                                                     Today’s Actions:  Red flag weather conditions of high winds and low humidity are forecasted for the […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – North Fire is now 2,530 acres

Magdalena, NM; May 26, 2016 – The Magdalena Ranger District’s North Fire has grown to 2,530 acres. Approximately 96 personnel are assigned to the incident.  This lightning-caused fire is being actively managed for multiple resource benefits.  The North Fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM.  Weather conditions were […]

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Gila National Forest – Spur Fire Update 9:00 am

Crews will continue to secure and patrol firelines while examining trails within the management area. Today’s update: http://tinyurl.com/gtujccd

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Gila National Forest – Spur Fire Update 7:00 pm

Management of the Spur Fire on the Quemado Ranger District will be transferred to the Gila/Las Cruces Zone Type 3 IMT Thursday, May 26. Tonight’s update: http://tinyurl.com/hmb6bvy

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is 1,058 acres

Magdalena, NM; May 25, 2016 – For Immediate Release. The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District has grown in size to 1,058 acres with approximately 83 personnel on the incident.   The lightning-caused fire started on Saturday, May 21, and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 5 miles east of Grassy Lookout. Yesterday’s acreage […]

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Gila National Forest – Spur Fire Operations

Crews worked into the evening on the Spur Fire to secure Road 49 (east of the fire) in advance of expected high winds Wed. The fire is approximately 200 acres.

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Gila National Forest – Bull Fire

The Bull Fire on the Reserve Ranger District is contained. Approx. 5-10 acres

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Gila National Forest – New Fire Reported Reserve RD

Resources (including two engines and a suppression module) are responding to a new fire on the Reserve Ranger District about 9 miles southeast of Reserve near Bull Basin Canyon. The Bull Fire is estimated at 5-10 acres. T8S R18W Sec 26

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Gila National Forest – Spur Fire Management Continues

The Spur Fire increased in size to 42 acres today. Approximately 40 personnel are assigned and additional resources have been ordered. The lightning-caused fire is being managed under a confine/contain strategy on the Quemado Ranger District. http://tinyurl.com/hl7annu

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – North Fire on Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; May 23, 2016 – For Immediate Release. The North Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 55 acres in size with approximately 78 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, two Type I Hot Shot crews, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter. The lightning-caused fire started on Saturday, […]

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Firefighters Continue to Battle Coyote Fire

Acres: 12,718 Total Personnel: Increase from 60 to 150 Containment: 70% Start Date: May 7, 2016 Cause: Lightning Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM Fuels/Topography: Grass/brush/chaparral, rugged terrain Salt Flat, Texas – Yesterday, high winds pushed fire further past Bush Mountain ridge toward Guadalupe Peak. Fire is expected to remain active in this area. […]

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Gila National Forest – Sisters Fire update

Sisters Fire northeast of Pinos Altos on the Silver City Ranger District is holding at 15 acres. Crews continue to strengthen firelines.

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Gila National Forest – Spur Fire transitions to Type 3 organization

The Spur Fire (27 acres) six miles NE of Luna, NM will transition to Type 3 organization Wed with Gila Las Cruces Zone Type 3 IMT assigned. The incident is being managed under a confine/contain strategy. http://tinyurl.com/htkgub8

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Prescribed Burn Postponed on the Santa Fe National Forest Coyote Ranger District

Santa Fe, NM – May 23, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest have postponed the French Mesa prescribed burn on the Coyote Ranger District until further notice.  The 5,041-acre treatment area is located approximately 10 miles north of Gallina. The window for prescribed burns is dependent on favorable […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Sacramento Ranger District – Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire – NO ignitions this week!

5/23/16 – 3:00 pm – Prescribed Fire Update:  Today’s extended forecast calls for high winds through Thursday therefore, firefighters will forego plans for ignitions this week.  They will reassess the conditions next week following the Memorial Day holiday. 5/23/16 – 9:30 am – Prescribed Fire Update:  This morning’s weather forecast calls for hotter, drier days WITH INCREASED WINDS on Tuesday […]

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Gila National Forest – Sisters Fire Update, 8 pm

Fire spread has slowed, airtanker released. Estimated 10-15 acres, two miles NE of Pinos Altos. http://tinyurl.com/hjk7fmv

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Gila National Forest – Sisters Fire

Around 40 personnel are committed to the Sisters Fire, two miles northeast of Pinos Altos. Two helicopters, one airtanker, engines and hotshot crew working to contain the fire. Estimated 10 acres. Cause is under investigation.

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Gila National Forest – Spur Fire

An engine and a crew are on scene of the Spur Fire on the Quemado Ranger District. Estimated 18 acres, lightning-caused. http://tinyurl.com/jclt3xf

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