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Gila National Forest – Update on Tadpole Fire for June 24, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Fire Information Line: (575) 342-1536 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020 Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel: 85                  Containment:  45%                                          Size:  10,686 […]

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Thunderstorms Expected Today Over Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak fire started on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest on Monday June 15, 2020. The fire is burning in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the southern portion of the San Mateo Mountains. The fire has grown to an estimated 7,023 acres, […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Tadpole Fire for June 23, 2020 – Silver City Ranger District

20200623_Tadpole_IR_Map_11x17 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Fire Information Line: (575) 654-4181 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020 Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel: 85                  Containment:  40%                                          Size:  […]

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Fire Restrictions Still In Effect in NM, June 22, 2020

As you plan your summer activities, Know Before You Go and check for specific fire restrictions for the area you plan to visit on FireRestrictions.us/nm. Campfires are restricted but there are fun alternatives you can check out. Today, the BLM issued a press release nationally asking for everyone’s help in the prevention of wildfires.  Whether […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Good Fire for June 21, 2020 – Wilderness Ranger District

Map_Good PIO June 21 Location: between Blood Canyon and Brushy Mountain, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 6, 2020               Size:  ~ 11,360 acres                        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:  Pinyon Juniper        Containment: 50% Current Information:  This lightning-caused fire had a recent reconnaissance flight and was GPS-ed at 11,360 acres. Wind and heat have caused the […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Tadpole Fire for June 21, 2020, Silver City RD

0621day_pio_8.5x11_land_2020_Tadpole_NMGNF00023 Sunday, June 21, 2020 Fire Information Line: (575) 654-4181 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020             Size:  8621 acres           Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel: 183                […]

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Mims Lake Fire Final Update – Sierra County – 06/20/20 -12:45 p.m.

New aerial mapping of the Mims Lake Fire in in Truth or Consequences now shows containment at 80%. The fire, located on private land (municipal), is estimated at 125 acres. Burnout operations on the northwest portion of Mims Lake may produce additional smoke today (06/20). Firefighters will continue to mop-up hot spots and secure containment […]

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Vics Peak Fire Burning in Apache Kid Wilderness

  Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – A lightning-caused fire started on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Foreston Monday June 15, 2020. The fire is burning in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the southern portion of the San Mateo Mountains. While firefighters monitored the fire, unexpected fire behavior led to a […]

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Mims Lake Fire Update – Sierra County – 06/20/20 – 9:20 a.m.

The Mims Lake Fire burning on private land (municipal) in Truth or Consequences, Sierra County is now estimated at 100 acres and 40% contained. No structures are threatened and there are no evacuations. Today, firefighters will be conducting burnout operations on the northwest portion of the lake south of the golf course, which will produce […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Tadpole Fire for June 20, 2020, Silver City Ranger District

Saturday, June 20, 2020 Fire Information Line: (575) 654-4181 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020            Size:  7,874 acres          Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel: 155                Containment:  30% Vegetation:  Timber […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Tadpole Fire for June 19, 2020 – Silver City Ranger District

Friday, June 19, 2020, 10:00 A.M. MT Fire Information Line: (575) 654-4181 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020            Size:  7500 acres           Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel:170                 […]

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Mims Lake Fire Update – Sierra County – 06/19/20

The Mims Lake Fire burning on private land in Truth or Consequences, Sierra County is 30% contained. According to local police, evacuations were lifted around 11:00 p.m. last night and residents were allowed to return home. Residential structures are no longer threatened. The fire is estimated at 60 acres. Firefighters will continue to mop-up hot […]

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Mims Lake Fire – Sierra County – 06/18/20 – 8:00 p.m.

A new wildfire burning on private and BLM land in Sierra County has prompted evacuations in the Truth or Consequences area. The fire is located on the south side of Mims Lake and has burned an estimated 40 acres. Multiple structures are threatened to the southwest of the fire and the T or C Police Department is […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Good Fire for June 18, 2020 – Wilderness Ranger District

Location: between Blood Canyon and Brushy Mountain, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 6, 2020               Size:  ~ 10,275 acres                        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:  Pinyon Juniper        Containment: 50% Current Information:  This lightning-caused fire had a reconnaissance flight this a.m. and was GPS-ed at 10,275 acres. Wind and heat have caused the fire to grow. […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Tadpole Fire – June 18, 2020 – Silver City Ranger District

Thursday, June 18, 2020 Fire Information Line: (575) 654-4181 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020            Size:  6800 acres           Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel:157                 Containment:  30% Vegetation:  […]

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What is a Red Flag Warning?

This week’s Wildfire Wednesdays from FACNM discusses Red Flag Warnings and how to find out when one is in effect.  Remember that while these are special National Weather Service designations indicating weather conditions with potential for extreme burning, almost any given day in NM can be hot, dry and windy, so always be cautious with […]

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Gila National Forest – AM Update for Tadpole Fire – June 17, 2020 – Silver City Ranger District

Tuesday, June 17, 2020, 12:00 P.M. MT Fire Information Line: (575) 654-4181 (575) 313-4678   Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020            Size:  6700 acres           Cause:  […]

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Gila National Forest: AM Update for Tadpole Fire for June 16, 2020 – Silver City Ranger District

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 12:00 P.M. MT Fire Information Line: (575) 654-4181 (575) 313-4678   Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020            Size:  6600 acres           Cause:  […]

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Gila National Forest: Final Update on Good Fire, June 16, 2020 – Wilderness Ranger District

Location: between Blood Canyon and Brushy Mountain, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 6, 2020               Size:  ~ 8,370 acres                          Cause: Lightning Vegetation:  Pinyon-Juniper        Containment: 50% Strategy:   The Type 3 Team will be transitioning the fire back to the Wilderness Ranger District Fire Management crew as of Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 6:00 […]

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Gila National Forest: Burned Area Emergency Response Work has begun on the Tadpole Fire

Silver City, NM, June 16, 2020—For Immediate Release. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team has been assigned to assess post-fire conditions for the Tadpole Fire, on the Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest. A BAER team addresses situations in burned areas and evaluates what values might be at risk and determine if threats […]

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