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Lampbright Fire – Grant County – June 21, 2021

The Lampbright Fire, located on private land north of Highway 152 and west of Mimbres in Grant County, is currently estimated at 42 acres. The fire is smoldering with moderate activity and very little growth. Today crews will continue to mop up hot spots and establish and strengthen containment lines. Approximately 30 personnel from the […]

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Gila NF: New Start on Silver City Ranger District – Bullard Fire

Location: western side of Burros Mountains, in Park Canyon and Kelly Chimney Canyon, Grant County, NM Start Date: June 20, 2021        Size: ~200-300 acres     Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Pinyon Juniper and grass                               Total Personnel: 15         Containment: 0% Resources:  2 Type 6 and 1 Type 4 engines Summary:  The strategy for this fire is full suppression […]

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Johnson Fire Update for June 21, 2021

Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 3 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                          Size: ~85,590 acres                                      Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Grass            Total Personnel: 153                                    Containment: 9% Resources:  1 Interagency Hotshot crews, 1 handcrew module, 1 Type 2 Initial Attack […]

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Santa Fe National Forest to assume command of the Rincon Fire

June 21, 2021 Daily Update Acres: 533 acres Start Date:  June 11, 2021 Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Total personnel: 65 Location: Pecos Wilderness, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, approx. 25 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM Fuels: Spruce/Fir at 11,000 feet elevation Highlights: The Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 will transfer command of […]

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Lampbright Fire – Grant County – June 20, 2021

The Lampbright Fire is located on private land north of Highway 152 near Mimbres. The fire is estimated at 20 acres, and 0% contained. Structures are located one mile east of of the fire, but there is no immediate threat or evacuations at this time. Firefighters are scouting safe areas to engage the fire. Water drops […]

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Ground crews establish good relations with property owners on Rincon Fire

June 20, 2021 Daily Update Acres: 532 acres Start Date:  June 11, 2021 Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Total personnel: 148 Location: Pecos Wilderness, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, approx. 25 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM Fuels: Spruce/Fir at 11,000 feet elevation Highlights: Firefighters with the Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 have directed […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 20, 2021

Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 3 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                Size: ~84,873 acres                                           Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Grass      Total Personnel: 201                                        Containment: 11% Resources:  1 Interagency Hotshot crews, 1 handcrew module, 1 Type 2 Initial Attack […]

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Vicinity map of the Poso Fire

Poso Fire Update – June 20, 2021 – The Type 3 Incident Management Team will transfer command of the Poso Fire to the local Type 4 organization at 8:00 pm this evening.

Poso Fire Update – June 20, 2021 EL RITO, NM – June 20, 2021 – The Type 3 Incident Management Team will transfer command of the Poso Fire to the local Type 4 organization at 8:00 pm this evening. Once transfer of command is complete the incident information line and incident email will no longer […]

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Vicinity map of the Poso Fire

Poso Fire Update – June 19, 2021 – A community meeting is planned for the Vallecitos residents at the Vallecitos Volunteer Fire Department, on Sunday June 20 at 1130 am.

Poso Fire Update – June 19, 2021 EL RITO, NM – June 19, 2021 – A community meeting is planned for the Vallecitos residents at the Vallecitos Volunteer Fire Department, on Sunday June 20 at 1130 am. The Type 3 Incident Management Team prepares to transition control of the incident to the local Type 4 […]

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Aviation crews remain diligent on Rincon Fire

June 19, 2021 Daily Update Acres: 532 acres Start Date:  June 11, 2021 Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Total personnel: 165 Location: Pecos Wilderness, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, approx. 25 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM Fuels: Spruce/Fir at 11,000 feet elevation Highlights: Despite surrounding thunderstorms and lightning, no new fire starts were detected yesterday. The […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 19, 2021

Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 3 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                Size: ~83,096 acres                                          Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Grass      Total Personnel: 181                                         Containment: 11% Resources:  3 Interagency Hotshot Crews, 1 handcrew module, 1 Type 2 Initial Attack […]

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Cemetery Fire – Valencia County – June 18, 2021 – Final

The Cemetery Fire, located south of Belen in Valencia County, is now 80% contained. The fire has burned an estimated 313.5 acres on both sides of the Rio Grande bosque since it started on June 12, 2021. Firefighters went high-tech with the Cemetery Fire and used a thermal imaging camera to help target and secure […]

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Landowner efforts support firefighting on the Rincon Fire

June 18, 2021 Daily Update Acres: 532 acres Start Date:  June 11, 2021 Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Total personnel: 139 Location: Pecos Wilderness, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, approx. 25 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM Fuels: Spruce/fir at 11,000 feet elevation Highlights: The Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 hosted acommunity meeting last […]

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Vicinity map of the Poso Fire

Poso Fire Update – June 18, 2021 – Fire crews will continue to focus on securing and maintaining the current portions of the fire and evaluating opportunities for future ignitions within the planned boundary.

Poso Fire Update – June 18, 2021 EL RITO, NM – June 18, 2021 – Fire crews will continue to focus on securing and maintaining the current portions of the fire and evaluating opportunities for future ignitions within the planned boundary. The objectives remain removing hazardous fuels, decreasing the probability of high severity wildfires in […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 18, 2021

Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 3 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                Size: ~81,034 acres                                           Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Grass      Total Personnel: 179                                         Containment: 9% Resources:  3 Interagency Hotshot Crews, 1 handcrew module, 1 Type 2 Initial Attack […]

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Cemetery Fire – Valencia County – June 17, 2021

The Cemetery Fire, located south of Belen off of NM Highway 346 in Valencia County, remains estimated at 313.5 acres and 70% containment. Due to the type of bosque fuels firefighters are working with, the process of mop-up may take some time. More than 30 personnel are patrolling the fire area looking for hot spots […]

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Rincon Fire Community Meeting tonight in Mora

June 17, 2021 Daily Update Acres: 532 acres Start Date:  June 11, 2021 Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Total personnel: 139 Location: Pecos Wilderness, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, approx. 25 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM Fuels: Spruce/fir at 11,000 feet elevation Highlights: The Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 will host a community […]

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Vicinity map of the Poso Fire

Poso Fire Update – June 17, 2021 – Fire crews will focus on securing and maintaining the eastern portions of the planned fire boundary.

Poso Fire Update – June 17, 2021 EL RITO, NM – June 17, 2021 – Fire crews will focus on securing and maintaining the eastern portions of the planned fire boundary. The objectives remain removing hazardous fuels, decreasing the probability of high severity wildfires in the future, and reducing exposure to firefighters and communities. Showers […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 17, 2021

` Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 3 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                Size: ~73,069 acres                                           Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Grass      Total Personnel: 198                                         Containment: 11% Resources:  3 Interagency Hotshot Crews, 3 handcrew modules, 1 Type 2 Initial […]

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Cemetery Fire – Valencia County – June 16, 2021

The Cemetery Fire, located south of Belen off of NM Highway 346 in Valencia County, is now estimated at 313.5 acres and 70% contained. The size of the fire was reduced today after more accurate ground mapping. Crews continue to make good progress with no significant changes in fire behavior. The interior of the fire […]

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