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Prescribed burn planned in Lincoln County

Beginning in October, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.  The 1,130 acre project will take place within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. These operations are weather dependent and will take several […]

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Crews Work Towards Containment of Maton Fires, Carson NF

Name: Maton Date detected: Oct. 1 Cause: Under investigation Location: Carson NF, El Rito RD, Near FR 559 and El Rito Campground Size: approx. 75 acres Growth Potential: Low to Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine Resources: 5 engines, 1 Type 2 handcrew, 1 Hotshot crew, 1 Type 3 helicopter, Approx. 60 total personnel TAOS, NM – […]

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Fires Detected on the El Rito Ranger District, Carson NF

On October 1st, a series of fires were detected adjacent to Forest Road 559 above the El Rito Campground on the El Rito District of the Carson National Forest. They are being referred to as the Maton Fire, and are located 2-4 miles north of the community of El Rito, NM. The cause of the […]

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Smokey’s 75th Year Preventing Wildfires

Check out this edition of Fire Management Today, a USFS publication, detailing the history of wildfire prevention, Smokey Bear’s inception and the living symbol, and current prevention efforts nationally.  New Mexico is the proud birthplace of the original living symbol of Smokey Bear and we are continuing to celebrate the 75th year this fall through […]

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Advisory: Prescribed Burns Scheduled for this Weekend on Hold

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 20, 2019 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is advising the public that the previously announced Stable Canyon prescribed burn scheduled for this weekend and the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed prescribed burn tentatively scheduled for Monday have been postponed.  The SFNF will follow up with additional information once it […]

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Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Planned for Next Week

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 20, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to implement the previously announced prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed as early as Monday, Sept. 23, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, remain favorable. Up to 350 […]

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Gila NF: Apache Fire – Final Update

Location: The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019                             Size: 180 acres        Cause:  Lightning            Percent Contained:  0                                               IC:  J. Gutierrez, ICT5 Summary:  The Apache Fire was reported on Wednesday, September 4. It is located on the southwest […]

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Stable Canyon Prescribed Burn Planned for this Weekend

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 19, 2019 – Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to implement the previously announced Stable Canyon prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District as early as Saturday if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, remain favorable. […]

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Map showing locations prescribed burns within Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Prescribed Burns Planned on Valles Caldera National Preserve

Jemez Springs, NM — Fire managers are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct prescribed burns within Valles Caldera National Preserve during October 1 through December 31. The exact dates will depend on conditions on the ground. The prescribed burns will target up to […]

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Gila NF: Silver City RD Planning Fall Vegetation Work

Silver City, NM, September 16, 2019 — The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District has several vegetation projects planned for the fall and winter months.  These projects are related to hazardous fuels reduction, wildlife habitat improvement, watershed function enhancement, and wildland-urban interface treatment. The Jaybird Prescribed Fire is planned for the first available weather […]

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Amole Fire Final Update

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2        Cause:  Lightning Size:  Approximately 1917 acres     Fire behavior: Low to Moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 112 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 15, 2019 – The Amole Fire was caused by lightning. Early in the fire, […]

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Firing Operations Near Completion on Amole Fire

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2        Cause:  Lightning Size:  Approximately 1917 acres     Fire behavior: Low to Moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 112 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 14, 2019 – Firefighters neared the completion of burning operations yesterday within the planned […]

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Firing Operations Aim to Protect Rio Pueblo Watershed

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2        Cause:  Lightning Size:  Approximately 1150 acres     Fire behavior: Low to Moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 108 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 13, 2019 – Firefighters continued firing operations yesterday. Hand and aerial ignitions were used […]

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Gila NF: Apache Fire – Update for September 12, 2019

Location: The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019                                Size: 163 acres Cause:  Lightning      Percent Contained:  0                                                     IC:  Gabe Castanon, ICT4 Summary:  The Apache Fire was reported on Wednesday, September 4. It is located on the southwest slope […]

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Smoke Expected to Increase on Amole Fire

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2        Cause:  Lightning Size:  Approximately 650 acres     Fire behavior: Low to Moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 106 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 12, 2019 – Old slash piles were chipped and burned yesterday along the established […]

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Cibola NF & NG – Magdalena Ranger District Planning Baney Prescribed Burn

Magdalena, N.M., September 12, 2019 – The Cibola National Forest, Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to help improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Baney Prescribed Fire Project is expected to begin this fall and continue until completed, depending on weather and vegetation conditions. Up to 2,500 acres will be treated in […]

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Final Lava 18 Fire Update Unless Significant Events Occur

Lava 18 Fire Interagency News Release For Immediate Release September 11, 2019 Contact:  Ernie Price, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, ernie_price@nps.gov Final Lava 18 Fire Update Unless Significant Events Occur Grants, NM – The lightning-ignited Lava 18 Fire is approximately 2,070 acres (858 ac on the National Park Service (NPS) El Malpais National Monument and 1,212 acres […]

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Amole Fire Progressing as Planned

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2       Cause:  Lightning Size:  Approximately 600 acres     Fire behavior: Low to Moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 106 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 11, 2019 – An additional 265 acres were treated yesterday along the eastern side […]

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Firing Operations Successful on Amole Fire

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2                                      Cause:  Lightning Size:  approximately 335 acres                                  Fire behavior:  low to moderate Vegetation:  ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 137 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 10, 2019 –Low intensity firing operations continued yesterday on the eastern side […]

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Gila NF – Apache Fire – Update for September 10, 2019

Location: The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019                                Size: ~150-160 acres             Cause:  Lightning      Percent Contained:  0                                                     IC:  Gabe Castanon, ICT4 Summary:  The Apache Fire was reported on Wednesday, September 4. It is located on the southwest […]

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