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Carson NF- Montoya Springs Fire– September 8, 2019

Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team Jamie Long – Incident Commander Fire Information: (575) 684-2489 Date detected: Thursday, August 29 Size: 2,950 acres Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, Canjilon Ranger District, 2 miles east of Canjilon, NM Containment: 75% Vegetation: Oak brush, grass, ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper Resources: Four Type 6 engines […]

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Lava 18 Fire Continues to Meet Objectives

Lava 18 Fire Interagency News Release For Immediate Release September 7, 2019 Contact:  Ernie Price, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, ernie_price@nps.gov Lava 18 Fire Continues to Meet Objectives Grants, NM – The lightning-ignited Lava 18 Fire is approximately 1,500 acres. This fire is playing an important role maintaining a healthy forest and ensuring the resiliency of this […]

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Gila NF: Apache Fire, Update for September 7

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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Gila NF: Cox Fire, Update for September 7

Location: Turkey Run drainage, south of Burnt Cabin Flat and NM State Hwy. 59, on National Forest System Lands, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Sierra County, NM Incident Start Date:  August 27, 2019               Size: 61 acres Cause:  Lightning          Percent Contained:  0                            […]

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Ignitions Progressing on the Amole Fire

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2         Cause:  Lightning Size:  approximately 85 acres        Fire behavior:  creeping Vegetation:  ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 70 total personnel, including 2 crews, 2 engines, 1 wildland fire module Taos, NM – Sept. 7, 2019 – Carson National […]

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Carson NF- Montoya Springs Fire– September 7, 2019

Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team Jamie Long – Incident Commander Fire Information: (575) 684-2489 Date detected: Thursday, August 29 Size: 2,550 acres Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, Canjilon Ranger District, 2 miles east of the community of Canjilon, NM Vegetation: Oak brush, grass, ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper Resources: One Type 3 […]

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Ensenada Prescribed Fire Planned on El Rito Ranger District, Carson NF

Taos, NM—September 6, 2019—Fire managers on the Carson National Forest plan to take advantage of favorable conditions including fuel moisture levels, air quality, winds and weather forecasts to implement the Ensenada prescribed fire on the El Rito Ranger District. The project is approximately 1,200 acres. Burning could begin as early as mid to late September […]

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Gila NF – Apache Fire — Update for September 6, 2019

Apache Fire Map_09062019 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: ~140 acres Cause:  Lightning                                          […]

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Planned Ignitions to Begin on Amole Fire

Date detected: September 2         Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Size:  approximately 10 acres Fire behavior:  creeping Vegetation:  ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: Total 70 personnel, including 2 crews, 2 engines, 1 wildland fire module This morning, crews will begin planned hand ignitions south of […]

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Gila NF: Cox Fire, Black Range Ranger District

Cox Fire Public Information Map Location: Turkey Run drainage, south of Burnt Cabin Flat and NM State Hwy. 59, on National Forest System Lands, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Sierra County, NM Incident Start Date:  August 27, 2019                    Size: 34 acres    Cause:  Lightning Percent Contained:  0                                               IC:  Dustin Roper, ICT 4 Summary:  The […]

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Carson NF-Montoya Springs Fire– September 6, 2019

Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team Jamie Long – Incident Commander Fire Information: (575) 684-2489 Montoya Springs Fire– September 6, 2019 Date detected: Thursday, August 29 Size: 1,850 acres Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, Canjilon Ranger District, 2 miles east of the community of Canjilon, NM Vegetation: Oak brush, grass, ponderosa pine, piñon […]

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BLM Taos Field Office plans prescribed burns near Tres Piedras and Cerro

Beginning Sept. 9, and continuing for approximately one month, the Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct prescribed burns in two locations: the Río Grande del Norte National Monument on the east side of Cerro Montoso, 12 miles northeast of Tres Piedras, New Mexico; and in the Guadalupe Mountains, one mile south of Cerro, New […]

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Lincoln National Forest -Sacramento Ranger District- Middle Fire Update: Sept 5, 2019

Incident Name – Middle Fire Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 20 Acres Cause: Lightning Date Detected: August 31, 2019 Location: 8 miles southeast of Weed, NM between the towns of Weed and Duncan. Lat/Long: Example: 32°46’12.25″N 105°21’41.41W Legal Description: T18S, R15E, SESW Sec 1 Firefighting Resources: 4 engine crews Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine, Grass […]

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Amole Fire to Benefit Forest Ecosystem

Date detected: September 2 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Size: approximately 7 acres Fire behavior: creeping Vegetation: ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 2 crews, 2 engines, 1 wildland fire module Taos, NM – Sept. 5, 2019 – Today, crews will continue prepping control lines […]

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Gila NF – Apache Fire, September 5, 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: ~10-15 acres Cause:  Lightning           Percent Contained:  0                IC:  Gabe Castanon ICT4 Summary:  […]

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Carson NF- Montoya Springs Fire– September 5, 2019

Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team Jamie Long – Incident Commander Fire Information: (575) 684-2489 Date detected: Thursday, August 29 Size: 350 acres Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, Canjilon Ranger District, located near Forest Road 724, 2 miles east of the community of Canjilon, NM Vegetation: Oak brush, grass, ponderosa pine, piñon and […]

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Expect to See Smoke During Aerial Ignition on Lava 18 Fire

Lava 18 Fire Interagency News Release For Immediate Release September 5, 2019 Contact:  Ernie Price, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, ernie_price@nps.gov Expect to See Smoke During Aerial Ignition on Lava 18 Fire Grants, NM – The lightning-ignited Lava 18 Fire is approximately 330 acres. Firefighters plan to use aerial ignitions the next two days to strategically burnout approximately 100 acres each […]

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Lightning-Caused Amole Fire to Aid in Forest Restoration

Date detected: September 2        Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Size:  approximately 7 acres Fire behavior:  creeping Vegetation:  ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 2 crews, 2 engines, 1 wildland fire module Taos, NM – Sept. 4, 2019 – The Carson National Forest is planning to […]

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SFNF Plans Multiple Prescribed Burns this Fall for a More Resilient Landscape

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 4, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions this fall to conduct prescribed burns across the forest to remove hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and create healthier, more resilient forest and watershed ecosystems. Depending on conditions, including fuel […]

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Coyote Ranger District Plans Presa Prescribed Fire

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 4, 2019 – Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct a prescribed burn on Mesa los Indios near Forest Road 473 on or around […]

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