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Lincoln National Forest Prescribed Fire Near Cora Dutton Schedule for Sept 21, 2021

Fire managers on the Lincoln National Forest will conduct a prescribed burn 4 miles southwest of Capitan, NM near Dutton Ranch beginning tomorrow, September 21, 2021. Firefighters will be burning piles of cut vegetation (aka slash piles) resulting from past thinning activities. Prescribed fires reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and create healthier, more resilient […]

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Carson National Forest Prioritizes Prescribed Burn Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk, Improve Forest Resilience

Taos, NM – September 13, 2021 – Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are preparing for the potential resumption of prescribed fire operations before the end of the year to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and create healthier, more resilient forest and watershed ecosystems. Although New Mexico and Arizona have received solid monsoonal […]

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SFNF Prioritizes Prescribed Burn Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk, Improve Forest Resilience

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 13, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are preparing for the potential resumption of prescribed fire operations before the end of the year to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and create healthier, more resilient forest and watershed ecosystems. Although New Mexico and Arizona have […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Fire in Lincoln County

Beginning this week, and continuing through September, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct prescribed fire operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County. The 714-acre Zamora slash pile unit is located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area.  This operation is weather dependent […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Give firefighters a break! Stop fires before they start!

Although much of New Mexico is currently experiencing monsoon conditions, other areas of the nation are continuing to battle historic wildfires. While maintaining wildfire response readiness in New Mexico, fire resources that are available to be shared have been supporting the national effort. The National Wildland Fire Preparedness Level remains at 5 (PL5). At the […]

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New Mexico Wildland Urban Fire Summit 2021

Mark your calendar for this year’s virtual New Mexico #WildlandUrbanFireSummit Oct. 28-29! Learn from Wildfire experts, scientists, landowners, & government representatives about living with fire in #NewMexico. FREE Registration opens soon!

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Gabaldon Fire Update August 13, 2021

This will be the final update on the Gabaldon Fire unless conditions change significantly. Start date: August 11, 2021    Cause: Lightning           Size: .15-acre                             Containment: 100% Location: Northeast of Santa Fe near the Chamisa Trailhead on the Española Ranger District Fuels: Oak, Ponderosa pine, and Piñyon-juniper at approximately 8,500 feet elevation. Resources: One engine Operations: Firefighters […]

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Sarca Fire Update

August 12, 2021 Start date: August 09, 2021    Cause: Lightning           Size: 2.6 acres                  Containment: 0% Location: Pecos Wilderness, Española Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest, approximately 8 air miles southeast of Chimayo, NM.  Fuels: Ponderosa pine/Douglas fir at approximately 9,000 feet elevation. Resources: 8 firefighters Operations: Firefighters hiked in and were able to construct […]

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New Start on SFNF – Gabaldon Fire near Chamisa Trailhead

SANTA FE, NM – August 12, 2021 – Another new start on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) was detected yesterday and firefighters have already completed handline around the fire perimeter. The amount of monsoonal moisture received on the SFNF has assisted in keeping wildfires relatively small. Monsoon precipitation has been more abundant this year […]

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New Fire Start on SFNF – Sarca Fire in Pecos Wilderness

August 10, 2021 Start date: August 09, 2021    Cause: Lightning           Size: Less than 1-acre                     Containment: 0% Location: Pecos Wilderness, Española Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest, approximately 8 air miles southeast of Chimayo, NM.   Fuels: Ponderosa pine/Douglas fir at approximately 9,000 feet elevation. Resources: Two engines Strategy: Resources located the fire this afternoon and […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Is Year-Round: Campfire Safety

Turn that last summer vacation into a teaching moment of campfire safety! Summer is quickly coming to an end, and students across New Mexico will soon be heading back to school. And while it’s a perfect time to make lasting memories around the campfire with the kids, it’s also an opportunity to teach them about […]

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New Fire Starts on Magdalena Ranger District; Tin Cup Fire and Monument Saddle Fire

Magdalena, NM; July 15, 2021: Due to afternoon and evening thunderstorms that passed through the area in the past two weeks, the Magdalena Ranger District has experienced multiple new fire starts. The largest two starts are the Tin Cup Fire and the Monument Saddle Fire. The Tin Cup Fire is located on the southwest side […]

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Gila NF: Final Update on Johnson Fire – July 9, 2021

 Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                Size: ~88918 acres    Containment: 75% Cause: Lightning                              Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Grass Summary: The Johnson Fire is approximately 88,918 acres and is burning on National Forest System lands on […]

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Call for Presentations: NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit Fall 2021

Save the date and consider responding to the call for presentations for the 2021 New Mexico Virtual Wildland Urban Fire Summit! Dates: October 28-29, 2021 Theme: Community, Resilience and Recovery Proposals Due: August 13, 2021

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Prescribed fire planned in Lincoln County (July-Sept. 2021)

Beginning this week, and continuing through September, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct prescribed fire operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County. The 714-acre Zamora slash pile unit is located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. This operation is weather dependent […]

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Cibola National Forest National Grasslands Lifts Fire Restrictions on July 6th

Albuquerque, NM – July 6, 2021 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands (NF & NGs) will lift all fire restrictions on all districts effective Tuesday, July 6, 2021. With the early arrival of the seasonal summer monsoons, accompanied by higher relative humidity and lower temperatures the fire danger has been reduced within the Cibola […]

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Gila National Forest lifts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Silver City, NM. July 6, 2021.  The Gila National Forest has lifted campfire, welding and smoking restrictions effective Tuesday, July 6 at 0800 a.m. based on the apparent arrival of the seasonal summer monsoons, accompanied by higher relative humidity’s and lower temperatures which have reduced fire danger across southern New Mexico. The forest implemented Stage […]

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SFNF Rescinds Rincon Fire Closure Order

SANTA FE, NM – July 2, 2021 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) today rescinded the Rincon Fire closure order that restricted access to a portion of the Pecos Wilderness to protect public health and safety during fire operations. The closure order went into effect on June 16.    The restricted area under the […]

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Gila NF/Wilderness Ranger District: Johnson Fire Update for July 2, 2021

 Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                            Size: ~88918 acres         Containment:  24% Cause: Lightning                                            Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Grass Resources: One Wildland Fire Module Summary: The Johnson Fire is approximately 88,918 acres and is burning on […]

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Gila NF: Final Update from Gila/Las Cruces IMT on Johnson Fire, June 30, 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/ Fire Phone 575-519-0103     Email:   SM.FS.GNFPAO@usda.gov  JOHNSON FIRE Location: Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest      Start Date: May 20, 2021      Size:  88918 acres           Cause:  Lightning   Vegetation:  Timber with grass understory, pinyon and juniper woodlands, scrub, and brush   Total Personnel: […]

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