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Gila National Forest: Two Lightning Caused Fires on Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, October 23, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire personnel reported smoke on Friday, October 20; and is from lightning as a result of thunderstorms that passed through the Gila National Forest on Thursday, October 19. Eagle Fire – Located northwest of Eagle Peak Lookout and is at approximately 1/10 acres. Peak Fire – […]

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Gila National Forest: Redstone Prescribed Burn to begin October 30 on Silver City RD

Silver City, NM, October 26, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning to do a 413 acre prescribed burn in the area known as Redstone. The project boundaries are:  Forest Road 154 (Signal Peak Road) and Forest Road 4255 to the south; handline to the east; Forest Road 149 […]

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Valles Caldera to Begin Prescribed Burn on October 25

Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate a prescribed burn project on October 25th, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of NM State Road 4 near mile marker 30. The burn operations will be completed within a 3-10 day period. […]

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Operations Commence on Stable Mesa Prescribed Burn

Operations Commence on Stable Mesa Prescribed Burn SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 20, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest started operations on the previously announced 1,950-acre Stable Mesa prescribed burn today, blacklining the perimeter of the treatment area.  If conditions, including fuel moisture […]

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Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn To Resume Next Week

Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn To Resume Next Week SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 20, 2017 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers hope to resume the prescribed burn in the Gallinas Watershed on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District next week, perhaps as early as Tuesday, Oct. 24.  The decision to burn on Tuesday will be […]

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Two Prescribed Burns Proceed on Santa Fe National Forest

Santa Fe, NM – Oct. 17, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are taking advantage of favorable fall conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to proceed with two previously announced prescribed burns today. Crews are working on both the 536-acre Cedar Springs prescribed burn […]

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Valles Caldera Plans Fall Prescribed Burns

Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate prescribed burn projects beginning the week of October 16th, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of NM State Road 4 near mile marker 30. The burn […]

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Mesitas Prescribed Burn Planned on the Santa Fe National Forest Española Ranger District

Santa Fe, NM – Oct. 11, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the Mesitas prescribed burn on the Española Ranger District.  Ignitions could begin as early as Monday, Oct. 16, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. The 2,515-acre […]

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Cedar Springs Prescribed Burn Planned on Cuba Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 11, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are hoping to take advantage of favorable fall conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct the Cedar Springs prescribed burn on the Cuba Ranger District as early as Monday, Oct. 16, […]

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Gila National Forest: Women in Wildland Fire boot camp will hold a Prescribed Burn as part of a training exercise

Truth or Consequences, NM, October 11, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest is sponsoring the Women in Wildland Fire boot camp and second weekend events will occur October 14-15. This boot camp offers a comprehensive introduction to wildland firefighting.  The training for this upcoming weekend will include a prescribed burn […]

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Fall Prescribed Burns Planned on Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 5, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable fall conditions to conduct prescribed burns as early as Monday, Oct. 16.  That window is dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality […]

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Cuba Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burns This Fall

Cuba Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burns This Fall SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 27, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest, hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct previously announced prescribed burns sometime between Oct. […]

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Prescribed Burn Set to Start in Gallinas Watershed

SANTA FE, NM – September 26, 2017 – For Immediate Release – A prescribed burn in the Gallinas Watershed on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District may begin as early as tomorrow.  The decision to burn on Wednesday will be dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, weather forecasts and available resources.  The […]

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Weather Puts Palmer and Ojitos Managed Fires on Hold

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 26, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Based on this week’s forecast for significant moisture across Northern New Mexico, fire managers on the Palmer and Ojitos Fires are temporarily halting operations.  A back door cold front is bringing rain and thunderstorms into the state with the potential to drop as much […]

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Fire Crews Complete Operations on Deer Creek Fire

Fire Crews Complete Operations on Deer Creek Fire SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 26, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Crews on the Santa Fe National Forest have completed fire operations on the 1,022-acre Deer Creek Fire on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF).  The lightning-caused wildfire on Peggy Mesa gave […]

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Why It Makes Sense to Manage Wildfires Now

Why It Makes Sense to Manage Wildfires Now SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 25, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are taking advantage of three unplanned lightning-caused wildfires to achieve significant benefits on the ground, including safer communities and healthier forests and watersheds. The Ojitos Fire on […]

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Coyote Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burns This Fall

Coyote Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burns This Fall SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 25, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest, hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct previously announced prescribed burns sometime between Sept. […]

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SFNF Crews Continue to Manage West Side Fires

SFNF Crews Continue to Manage West Side Fires SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 25, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Work continues on the lightning-caused Deer Creek and Ojitos Fires on the Jemez and Coyote Ranger Districts, respectively, on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). The Deer Creek Fire on Peggy Mesa is holding at 140 […]

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Escondido Fire has grown to 500 acres

This is an update on the lightning-caused Escondido Fire, located in a remote section of the Mount Taylor Ranger District, approximately 20 miles northeast of Grants, NM.  The fire is being actively managed to achieve optimal resource benefits and it has grown to 500 acres in size. Located within the Black Mesa Wildlife Improvement project […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned on Santa Fe National Forest

SANTA FE, NM – September 24, 2017 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to conduct a prescribed burn in Gallinas Canyon on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District.  The planned burn will include a combination of pile burning and broadcast burning. The window for the Gallinas Canyon prescribed […]

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