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Conejos Fire Update – July 31, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – July 31, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) have determined that the lightning-caused Conejos Fire on the Jemez Ranger District is a good candidate to manage to improve forest conditions and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire in the future. The Conejos Fire was discovered Monday […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands -Apply Now for Women in Wildland Fire Boot Camp

Magdalena, NM July 31, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Cibola National Forest is seeking a small group of career-focused women to be on-call Wildland Firefighters for the 2020 fire season. These on-call positions will provide support to wildland fire operations over the summer and can help pave the way for future employment and career advance with […]

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BLM to Conduct Prescribed Fire in Sandoval County

Between July 31 – Aug. 14, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on 40 acres of BLM-managed lands located approximately 13 miles south of Cuba, New Mexico, weather permitting.  The burn is expected to take one day, and will be conducted on the east side of […]

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Conejos Fire on Jemez Ranger District, SFNF

SANTA FE, NM – July 30, 2019 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) discovered a lightning-caused ignition last night on Conejos Peak on the Jemez Ranger District adjacent to Forest Road 266 and about 4 miles northeast of the Paliza Campground and 5 miles from the community of Ponderosa. Estimated at 3-5 acres, the […]

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Gila National Forest – Two lightning-caused Fires on Glenwood Ranger District

Coal Fire The lightning-caused Coal Fire is approximately 1 acre, burning on National Forest System lands, Grant County, NM. This fire lies within the boundaries of the Hells Hole Wilderness Study Area, west of Mule Creek and south of NM Hwy 78. This fire is continuing to smolder and burn in heavy dead and down […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Final Roberts Fire Update, Acreage Remains at 5,020 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 29, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, remains at 5,020 acres.  The lightning –caused fire stated on July 13, 2019.  There are approximately 35 personnel assigned.  Resources include one Wildland Fire Modules, and one […]

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Gila National Forest – Scout Fire – Silver City Ranger District

Incident Start Date: July 25, 2019                     Cause: Lightning Acres: ~.10                                                      Containment: 0% Vegetation: Grass and pinyon juniper Strategy: Monitor                                              Incident Commander: L. Trujillo, ICT5  Summary:  The lightning-caused Scout Fire is approximately .10 acres, burning on National Forest System lands, Grant County, NM. This fire is north of Signal Peak Road and burning […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Acreage Remains at 5,020 Acres, Revised Temporary Area Closure Order in Place

Magdalena, NM; July 26, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter remains at 5,020 acres. There are approximately 61 personnel assigned.  Resources include three Wildland […]

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Gila National Forest – Slash Pile Burn Planned for Glenwood Ranger District

Glenwood, NM, July 26, 2019 — The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District will be burning the Sheridan Mesa Slash Pile, weather and resources permitting. Implementation may occur as early as Monday, July 29th. It is anticipated that this community slash pit could be ignited three to six times per year depending on fuel accumulations. […]

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SFNF Monitoring Lightning-Caused Fire on Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – July 26, 2019 – Fire staff on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are monitoring a lightning-caused fire on the east side of Venado Mesa west of Forest Road (FR) 376. Although the fire is currently only half an acre, it is putting up smoke as […]

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Gila National Forest – Canteen Fire – Glenwood Ranger District

Incident Start Date: July 25, 2019                     Cause: Lightning Acres: ~9                                                         Containment: 0% Vegetation: Grass and pinyon juniper Strategy: Monitor                                              Incident Commander: S. Manning, ICT4  Summary:  The lightning-caused Canteen Fire is approximately 9 acres, burning on National Forest System lands, Grant County, NM. This fire lies within the boundaries of the Gila Wilderness, east […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire at 5,020 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 25, 2019 –  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter increased to 5,020 acres. There are approximately 61 personnel assigned.  Resources include three Wildland Fire Modules, one […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Acreage Remains at 5, 017 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 24, 2019 –  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter remains at 5,017 acres. There are approximately 62 personnel assigned.  Resources include three Wildland Fire Modules, one […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Acreage Increases to 5,018 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 23, 2019 –  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter increased in size to 5,018 acres. There are approximately 66 personnel assigned.  Resources include three Wildland Fire […]

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BAER Team Assesses Post-Fire Effects from the Naranjo Fire

Santa Fe, NM – July 22, 2019 – A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team is currently assessing post-fire conditions for the Naranjo Fire near Regina, NM, on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). Monsoonal weather patterns are expected to bring heavy rainfall and thunderstorms this week, increasing the threat […]

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Gila National Forest – Fires on Wilderness Ranger District – Final Update

Rocky Fire The lightning-caused Rocky Fire remains at 640 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness.  This fire is demonstrating low fire behavior with some growth to the north and west and remains east of Forest Road 150. South Fire The lightning-caused South Fire remains at 3,060 acres, burning on […]

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The Carson National Forest Thanks Area Residents

Name: Francisquito Date detected: July 13 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size: 1999 Acres Growth Potential: Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Mixed Conifer   This will be the final release for the Francisquito Fire unless there is a significant change in the fire situation.  The […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Increased to 4,891 Acres

 Magdalena, NM; July 22, 2019 –   The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter increased in size to 4,891 acres. There are approximately 128 personnel assigned.  Resources include three Wildland Fire […]

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Ignitions Complete, Firefighters Securing Containment Lines

Name: Francisquito Date detected: July 13 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size: 2021 Acres Growth Potential: Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Mixed Conifer The Francisquito Fire, located on the El Rito Ranger District of the Carson National Forest, is now approximately 2000 acres in size.  […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Acreage Remains at 2,332 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 21, 2019 –  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter remains at 2,332 acres. There are approximately 128 personnel assigned.  Resources include three Wildland Fire Modules, two […]

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