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UPDATE: Lake Fork Fire – Sandoval County

The Lake Fork Fire, located 7 miles northwest of Jemez Springs, NM on the USDA Forest Service (USFS) – Santa Fe National Forest, is currently estimated at 92 acres after more accurate GPS mapping. The fire is 60% contained and no structures are threatened. Fire activity remains low with creeping and smoldering behavior. The Lake […]

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Fire Restrictions Imposed in Mora County – Effective November 8, 2021

November 8, 2021 FIRE RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED Due to high fuel loads and low moisture content in most areas of the County, Fire Restrictions are hereby imposed Countywide, effective immediately. RESTRICTIONS: • Open burning is prohibited, i.e., burning of cropland, fields, rangeland, debris burning, slash piles, prescribed burning or weed burning;• Campfires are prohibited except for […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Is Year-Round: Don’t Be a Turkey-Keep Fire Safety First

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and while many New Mexicans are planning their holiday menu, please remember that carelessness while cooking can lead to a fire tragedy. Your NM wildfire agencies and partners want to ensure that your Thanksgiving is a happy time with family and friends by sharing some simple safety recommendations. Continuing with our […]

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Lake Fork Fire – Sandoval County – Nov. 8, 2021

The Lake Fork Fire, located 7 miles northwest of Jemez Springs, NM on the USDA Forest Service (USFS) – Santa Fe National Forest, is currently 50% contained. No structures are threatened. The fire is estimated at 50 acres and shows minimal activity. The Lake Fork Fire was initially reported at 3:35 p.m. on Saturday, November […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Sandoval County

Beginning Nov. 5, and continuing through this fall and winter, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct two prescribed burns on BLM-managed lands in Sandoval County, weather permitting. Elk Springs Prescribed Fire – 40 acres, located approximately 13 miles south of Cuba, N.M. The burn is expected to take one day and […]

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SFNF Plans to Implement Las Dispensas Prescribed Burn on Pecos/Las Vegas District

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 4, 2021 – If conditions remain favorable, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to begin implementation of the previously announced Las Dispensas prescribed burn on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District as early as Monday, Nov. 8. The decision to proceed will depend on multiple factors, including […]

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UPDATE: Magdalena Ranger District continues with Baney prescribed fire

Fire crews on the Baney prescribed fire (RX) on the Magdalena Ranger District completed 114 acres of the planned 342 acres yesterday. Burn operations will continue today and possibly continue thru Saturday Nov. 6 if necessary. Fire crews are looking at burning up to 342 acres on the Baney unit 7 in the northwestern part […]

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Magdalena Ranger District to implement Baney prescribed fire starting Nov. 3rd

Albuquerque, NM – November 2, 2021 – Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the previously announced Baney prescribed fire (RX) on the Magdalena Ranger District as early as Wed, Nov. 3 and possibly continue thru Saturday Nov. 6 if necessary. Fire crews are […]

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Little Coyote Creek Prescribed Burn Dates Updated to Week of November 8, 2021

Prescribed Fire Announcement: Little Coyote Creek Prescribed Burn Dates Updated to the Week of November 8, 2021 Release Date: November 1, 2021 Contact(s): Eytan Krasilovsky, Forest Stewards Guild Black Lake, NM – Firefighters from the New Mexico State Land Office, the Forest Stewards Guild, and The Ember Alliance have been continuing to monitor conditions for […]

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Diego Prescribed Burn on Cuba District is a Go Today

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 1, 2021 – After a successful test fire today, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are proceeding with the previously announced Diego prescribed burn on the Cuba Ranger District today. The 374-acre treatment area is north of the community of Gilman and 1 mile east of the […]

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SFNF Plans to Implement Cordovas Pile Burn on Coyote District

SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 1, 2021 – If the Coyote Ranger District receives sufficient snow or moisture on the ground, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to implement the previously announced Cordovas prescribed pile burn before the end of the year. Crews will use hand ignitions on the 157-acre treatment […]

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Mountainair Ranger District Plans for Weekend Prescribed Burn in the Thunderbird Area

Albuquerque, NM – October 29, 2021 – Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the previously announced Thunderbird prescribed fire on the Mountainair Ranger District on Saturday, Oct. 30 and possibly continue Sunday Oct. 31 if necessary. Fire crews are looking at burning 148 […]

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Smoke from Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed May Linger through Saturday

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 28, 2021 – Yesterday’s good ventilation rate and westerly winds overnight helped disperse smoke from the Aztec Springs prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed and pushed it southeasterly away from Santa Fe. But fair-to-poor ventilation rates today and tomorrow combined with diminishing winds in the 5-10 mph range […]

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Crews Respond to Pipeline Fire in Northern Manzano Mountains on the Mountainair Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM – October 28, 2021 – At approximately 4:00 pm yesterday, October 27, 2021 fire crews from the Mountainair Ranger District as well as the Forest Stewards Guild Fuels crew responded to a smoke report in the Northern Manzano’s. Upon arrival on scene they began work on a ¼ acre fire burning near the […]

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Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed Is Underway

Expected Overnight Inversion Will Cause Smoke to Linger SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 27, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are taking advantage of optimal conditions today, including good ventilation and northwesterly winds, to conduct the previously announced Aztec Springs prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed. Crews will […]

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SFNF Considers Implementing Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed Wednesday

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 25, 2021 – Forecasted conditions, including winds, relative humidities, ventilation and temperatures, may provide an optimal window for the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) to conduct the previously announced prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed on Wednesday. The decision to proceed will be made Wednesday morning after consultation […]

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Lincoln National Forest: New Start – Gap Fire

5:30PM Update: Forward progress of the fire has been stopped by the firefighters. Current acres: 5.3 acres. This will be the final update for the Gap Fire unless there is a significant change. 5PM: Firefighters are on the scene of the Gap Fire on the Smokey Bear Ranger District in the Capitan Gap area. The […]

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FINAL UPDATE on David Canyon Prescribed Fire

Sandia Ranger District Final Update for David Canyon Prescribed (RX) Fire Fire crews completed burns on approximately 148 acres within blocks 7 & 8. Map attached. No further ignitions. Today, crews will hold and secure perimeter. Residual smoke may still be visible from interior pockets within the burn perimeter. David Canyon is located west of […]

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FINAL UPDATE on Copperton Prescribed (RX) Fire

This is a final update on the Copperton Prescribed (RX) Fire on the Mount Taylor Ranger District on the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands. Yesterday (10/21/21) fire crews completed burns on 178 acres in block 5. Today they plan to secure lines and monitor. No additional ignitions are planned for the remainder of the […]

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