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Lincoln National Forest – May 11 – 9:45 pm – Bullis Prescribed Fire Update

Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District BULLIS PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE: May 11, 2018 – 9:45 pm – Today, firefighters successfully treated an additional 700 acres with prescribed fire on the Bullis project.  They plan to continue with ignition operations again tomorrow if conditions are favorable. May 11, 2018 – 2:00 pm – With favorable fuel […]

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BLM fire restrictions set to begin May 11 for Albuquerque District (8 counties and 2.5 million acres affected)

The Bureau of Land Management Albuquerque District Office is implementing fire restrictions on BLM administered public lands in Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, Socorro, Torrance and Valencia counties.  Due to record warm temperatures, exceptionally dry fuel moisture levels and increasing fire danger, the BLM will implement the following fire restrictions effective May 11, 2018, to […]

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Gila National Forest – Area 74 Prescribed Burn Update for May 9, 2018

The Area 74 Prescribed Burn on the Black Range Ranger District has ceased all firing operations. Approximately 7,800 acres were accomplished very successfully. The burn areas will be monitored for the next few days.  Today’s operations included burning in the area of Burnt Cabin Flat on NM Hwy 59.

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Gila National Forest – Area 74 Prescribed Burn Update

The Area 74 Rx Burn continues successful operations. The predicted weather for Wednesday, May 9, includes west winds from 8-13 mph, and a possibility of wind gusts up to 25 mph late in the morning. If the winds become gusty, the Agency Administrator and the Burn Boss will make a decision if there is a […]

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FINAL UPDATE: OK Bar Fire – Hidalgo County – 05/08/18

This fire, burning 40 miles south of Animas, NM on the Diamond A/Gray Ranch in Hidalgo County, is estimated at 61,580 acres.  No structures are threatened.  The fire is burning on private, state, and BLM land.  Target containment for this fire is June 1, 2018.  Interior fuels in the upper elevations of Animas Mountain may […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Final Update – May 8, 2018

MAGDALENA, NM, May 8, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed Burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to successfully treat 2,200 acres of pinyon-juniper forest. The burn removed encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, helping to increase the diversity of ground vegetation, stabilize soils, […]

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Gila National Forest – Area 74 Prescribed Burn

The Area 74 Prescribed Burn on the Black Range Ranger District is proceeding well. Test ignitions took place at approximately 1100 today and operations are continuing successfully. Approximately 100 acres have burned at this point in time. Today’s plan includes  ignitions on approximately 1,000 acres protecting values in the area such as power lines, phone […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Update – May 7, 2018

  MAGDALENA, NM, May 7, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions continued to allowed firefighters to successfully treating the pinyon-juniper forest. The burn is designed to remove encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, to help increase the diversity of […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Update – May 6, 2018

  MAGDALENA, NM, May 6, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to continue successfully treating the pinyon-juniper forest. The burn is designed to remove encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, to help increase the diversity of ground […]

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Gila National Forest – Area 74 CDT Alternate Route

The Black Range Ranger District of the Gila National Forest is conducting a prescribed burn which may impact the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. This project is scheduled to begin ignitions on Monday, May 7, 2018. The route is from CDNST Divide TH at NM State Highway 59 west for Forest Road 226 east to […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Update – May 5, 2018

MAGDALENA, NM, May 5, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to begin successfully treating the pinyon-juniper forest. The burn is designed to remove encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, to help increase the diversity of ground vegetation, […]

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Santa Fe National Forest Issues Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Effective May 7

SANTA FE, NM – May 3, 2018 – For Immediate Release. The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will implement forest-wide Stage 2 fire restrictions effective Monday, May 7 at 8:00 a.m.  The Stage 2 fire restrictions will remain in effect across the forest until conditions allow forest officials to change or lift the restrictions. Stage […]

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National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group Implements Stage II Fire Restrictions 

For Immediate Release:  May 3, 2018  For further information contact: Bandelier Visitor Center – 505-672-3861, x517 Valles Caldera – Kimberly DeVall, kimberly_devall@nps.gov, 575-829-4820 Pecos – Becky Latanich, becky_latanich@nps.gov, 505-757-7210 Fort Union – Lorenzo Vigil, lorenzo_vigil@nps.gov, 505-425-8025 x226   National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group Implements Stage II Fire Restrictions Jemez Springs, NM – Due to the increased risk of wildfire […]

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Gila National Forest – Area 74 Prescribed Burn to begin Monday, May 7 on Black Range Ranger District

Truth or Consequences, NM, May 3, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Area 74 Prescribed Burn, an estimated 9,000 acres in the Black Range, is scheduled to begin Monday, May 7. The district Fire Management Officer, Dennis Fahl states that “the weather and fuel monitoring conditions have reached the optimal window for this activity.” Fahl anticipates the […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plan Gallinas Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, May 3, 2018 – Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands will conduct the Gallinas prescribed fire on the Magdalena Ranger District beginning Friday, May 4, 2018. The predicted forecast calls for hot, dry, and windy conditions – those needed to successfully treat pinyon-juniper forests. This treatment was planned nine years […]

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Carson National Forest to Implement Stage I Fire Restrictions May 7

Due to increasingly dry conditions and anticipated low moisture levels in weather forecasts, the Carson National Forest will implement forest-wide Stage I fire restrictions effective Monday, May 7 at 8:00 a.m. The Stage I fire restrictions will remain in effect across the Carson National Forest until rescinded. Under Stage I restrictions: Fires, campfires, charcoal grills, […]

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UPDATE: Chicoma Fire 100 percent contained

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPDATE: Chicoma Fire 100 percent contained Start Date: April 30, 2018 Cause: Unknown Size: 42 acres Percent Containment: 100% Location:  Española Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.  5 miles east of Chicoma peak and 9 miles west of Española Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, juniper, and piñon pine Weather:  The fire received […]

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