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Gila National Forest – Rocky Fire & South Fire – Update for July 13, 2019

Rocky Fire Incident Start Date: July 8, 2019                       Cause: Lightning Acres: ~175                                                      Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Continue to scout and prepTrail #741, #74 and prep Forest Road 150. Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3   South Fire Incident Start Date: June 29, 2019                    Cause: Lightning Acres: ~2,400                                       […]

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Gila National Forest – Rocky Fire & South Fire – Update for July 12, 2019

Rocky Fire Incident Start Date: July 8, 2019                       Cause: Lightning Acres: ~85                                                       Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Continue to scout Trail #741 and #74 to evaluate the necessity to prep and protect private property at Cooney and Terry Canyon. Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3 South Fire Incident […]

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Gila National Forest – Bear Fire & Skid Fire – Update for July 12, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 300 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire was reported on July 9 and is burning in Indian Peaks in an area that had prescribed fire last year. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire […]

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Final Update for the Naranjo Fire Unless Significant Activity Occurs

Start date: July 1, 2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 1,010 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2 miles southeast of Regina, NM, off of NM State Highway 96 Containment: 50% Fuel: Ponderosa pine Weather: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will be between 86-90 degrees, […]

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Gila National Forest – Bear Fire & Skid Fire – Update for July 11, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 45 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire was reported on July 9 and is burning in Indian Peaks in an area that had prescribed fire last year. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire […]

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Miller Fire – FINAL – Hidalgo County – 07/11/19

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – CARL SCHWOPE – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 5,761 Start Date: June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Total personnel: 227 Location: Peloncillo Mtns N.M. Fuels: Timber, brush, and grass Miller Fire Update July 11, 2019  Southwest Area Incident Management Team (IMT) 4 was ordered by the Coronado National Forest on […]

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Naranjo Fire Update, July 11, 2019

Start date: July 1, 2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 1,009 acres; the fire increased by 270 acres as a result of yesterday’s firing operations within the containment lines Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2 miles southeast of Regina, NM, off of NM State Highway 96 Containment: 20% Fuel: Ponderosa pine […]

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Gila National Forest – Rocky Fire & South Fire – Update for July 11, 2019

Rocky Fire Incident Start Date: July 8, 2019                       Cause: Lightning Acres: ~16                                                       Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Continue to scout Trail #741 and #74 to evaluate the necessity to prep and protect private property at Cooney and Terry Canyon. Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3   South Fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Two Fires on Black Range Ranger District – July 10, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 7 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire was reported on July 9 and is burning in Indian Peaks that had prescribed fire last year. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire behavior.  One of […]

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Naranjo Fire Update, July 10

Start date: July 1, 2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 732 acres; the fire increased by 668 acres from yesterday due to the firefighters firing operations yesterday within the containment lines. Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2 miles southeast of Regina, NM, off of NM State Highway 96 Containment: 0% Fuel: […]

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Miller Fire Update – Hidalgo County – 07/10/19

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – CARL SCHWOPE – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 5,772 Start Date: June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Total personnel: 297 Location: Peloncillo Mtns N.M. Fuels: Timber, brush, and grass Miller Fire Update July 10, 2019  Fire Activity:  Recent rains have significantly decreased activity within the fire’s perimeter.  Hot spots are […]

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Gila National Forest – Rocky Fire – Wilderness Ranger District

Incident Start Date: July 8, 2019                       Cause: Lightning Acres: ~25                                                       Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Scout Trail #741 and #74 to evaluate the necessity to prep and protect private property at Cooney and Terry Canyon. Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3 The lightning-caused Rocky Fire is approximately […]

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Miller Fire Update – Hidalgo County – 07/09/19

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – CARL SCHWOPE – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 5,772 Start Date: June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Total personnel: 325 Location: Peloncillo Mtns N.M. Fuels: Timber, brush, and grass Miller Fire Update July 9, 2019 Objectives:  Objectives for this lightning-caused fire include firefighter and public safety, protecting values at risk, […]

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Naranjo Fire Update, July 9, 2019

Start date: July 1, 2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 64 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2 miles southeast of Regina, NM, off of NM State Highway 96 Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa pine Weather: A warming trend will continue through at least Wednesday with an increasingly hot, dry and unstable […]

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Miller Fire Update – Hidalgo County – 07/08/19

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – CARL SCHWOPE – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 5,772 Start Date: June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Total personnel: 322 Location: Peloncillo Mtns N.M. Fuels: Timber, brush, and grass Miller Fire Update July 8, 2019 Fire Activity:  Fire activity has lessened significantly over the fire due to recent rains. Today, […]

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Naranjo Fire July 8 Update; Community Meeting Tonight

Community Meeting Tonight at 6 p.m. Regina Fire Department Start date: July 1, 2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 24 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2 miles southeast of Regina, NM, off of NM State Highway 96 Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa pine Weather: Mostly cloudy early with isolated showers, becoming […]

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Final Update-Carson NF La Jara Prescribed Fire, July 7

The La Jara Prescribed Fire is cancelled until further notice due to significant rainfall over the burn area yesterday and overnight. Additional rainfall is expected today. This will not give the fuels enough time to dry out before the monsoonal moisture arrives. We will try to finish the Taos Pines unit in late September. The […]

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Pine Lodge Fire Final Update July 7, 2019

This will be the last update for the Pine Lodge Fire unless there is a significant change. Detected: June 19, 2019, approximately 2:00 p.m. Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Containment: 52% Fuel Type: Grass and Pinon/Juniper, Mixed Conifer Current Size: Approximately 15,044 Acres Location: Off Highway 246 between Roswell and Capitan Between Boy Scout Mountain and […]

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Miller Fire Update – Hidalgo County – 07/07/19

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – CARL SCHWOPE – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 5,772 Start Date: June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Total personnel: 336 Location: Peloncillo Mtns N.M. Fuels: Timber, brush, and grass Miller Fire Update July 7, 2019 Meeting Information: The Miller Fire public meeting was held last night at the Rodeo Community […]

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Gila NF: Multiple Fires in Wilderness areas – July 6, 2019

Black Fire The lightning-caused Black Fire is approximately 1,160 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Gila National Forest. This fire is approximately 20 miles northeast of Mimbres near the Black Canyon and in very steep and rugged terrain. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire behavior.    Little […]

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