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Poso Fire Update – June 19, 2021 – A community meeting is planned for the Vallecitos residents at the Vallecitos Volunteer Fire Department, on Sunday June 20 at 1130 am.

Poso Fire Update – June 19, 2021 EL RITO, NM – June 19, 2021 – A community meeting is planned for the Vallecitos residents at the Vallecitos Volunteer Fire Department, on Sunday June 20 at 1130 am. The Type 3 Incident Management Team prepares to transition control of the incident to the local Type 4 […]

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Aviation crews remain diligent on Rincon Fire

June 19, 2021 Daily Update Acres: 532 acres Start Date:  June 11, 2021 Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Total personnel: 165 Location: Pecos Wilderness, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, approx. 25 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM Fuels: Spruce/Fir at 11,000 feet elevation Highlights: Despite surrounding thunderstorms and lightning, no new fire starts were detected yesterday. The […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 19, 2021

Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 3 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                Size: ~83,096 acres                                          Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Grass      Total Personnel: 181                                         Containment: 11% Resources:  3 Interagency Hotshot Crews, 1 handcrew module, 1 Type 2 Initial Attack […]

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Cemetery Fire – Valencia County – June 18, 2021 – Final

The Cemetery Fire, located south of Belen in Valencia County, is now 80% contained. The fire has burned an estimated 313.5 acres on both sides of the Rio Grande bosque since it started on June 12, 2021. Firefighters went high-tech with the Cemetery Fire and used a thermal imaging camera to help target and secure […]

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Landowner efforts support firefighting on the Rincon Fire

June 18, 2021 Daily Update Acres: 532 acres Start Date:  June 11, 2021 Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Total personnel: 139 Location: Pecos Wilderness, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, approx. 25 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM Fuels: Spruce/fir at 11,000 feet elevation Highlights: The Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 hosted acommunity meeting last […]

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Vicinity map of the Poso Fire

Poso Fire Update – June 18, 2021 – Fire crews will continue to focus on securing and maintaining the current portions of the fire and evaluating opportunities for future ignitions within the planned boundary.

Poso Fire Update – June 18, 2021 EL RITO, NM – June 18, 2021 – Fire crews will continue to focus on securing and maintaining the current portions of the fire and evaluating opportunities for future ignitions within the planned boundary. The objectives remain removing hazardous fuels, decreasing the probability of high severity wildfires in […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 18, 2021

Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 3 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                Size: ~81,034 acres                                           Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Grass      Total Personnel: 179                                         Containment: 9% Resources:  3 Interagency Hotshot Crews, 1 handcrew module, 1 Type 2 Initial Attack […]

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Cemetery Fire – Valencia County – June 17, 2021

The Cemetery Fire, located south of Belen off of NM Highway 346 in Valencia County, remains estimated at 313.5 acres and 70% containment. Due to the type of bosque fuels firefighters are working with, the process of mop-up may take some time. More than 30 personnel are patrolling the fire area looking for hot spots […]

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Rincon Fire Community Meeting tonight in Mora

June 17, 2021 Daily Update Acres: 532 acres Start Date:  June 11, 2021 Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Total personnel: 139 Location: Pecos Wilderness, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, approx. 25 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM Fuels: Spruce/fir at 11,000 feet elevation Highlights: The Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 will host a community […]

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Vicinity map of the Poso Fire

Poso Fire Update – June 17, 2021 – Fire crews will focus on securing and maintaining the eastern portions of the planned fire boundary.

Poso Fire Update – June 17, 2021 EL RITO, NM – June 17, 2021 – Fire crews will focus on securing and maintaining the eastern portions of the planned fire boundary. The objectives remain removing hazardous fuels, decreasing the probability of high severity wildfires in the future, and reducing exposure to firefighters and communities. Showers […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 17, 2021

` Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 3 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                Size: ~73,069 acres                                           Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Grass      Total Personnel: 198                                         Containment: 11% Resources:  3 Interagency Hotshot Crews, 3 handcrew modules, 1 Type 2 Initial […]

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Cemetery Fire – Valencia County – June 16, 2021

The Cemetery Fire, located south of Belen off of NM Highway 346 in Valencia County, is now estimated at 313.5 acres and 70% contained. The size of the fire was reduced today after more accurate ground mapping. Crews continue to make good progress with no significant changes in fire behavior. The interior of the fire […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 16, 2021

Forest Service News Release Fire Information: (575) 519-0103 SM.FS.GNFPAO@usda.gov                                                                   Fire Information: https://nmfireinfo.com/ Website | Facebook | Twitter                                                                  Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/                                                                                                                                        Johnson Fire – Update June 16, 2021 Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 3 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                   Size: ~73,069 […]

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Carson National Forest Implements Fire Restrictions

Taos, NM – June 16, 2021— Due to ongoing drought and increased fire danger, the Carson National Forest is implementing Stage 1 fire restrictions across the entire forest, effective 8:00 a.m. Thursday, June 17. Stage 1 fire restrictions are a proactive way to reduce the very real risk of human-caused wildfire, protect natural and cultural […]

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Potential for increased activity remains on the Rincon Fire

June 16, 2021 Daily Update Acres: 531 acres Start Date:  June 11, 2021 Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Total personnel: 140 Location: Pecos Wilderness, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, approx. 25 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM Fuels: Spruce/fir at 11,000 feet elevation Highlights: The Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 continues to assess the […]

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Vicinity map of the Poso Fire

Poso Fire Update – June 16, 2021 – The Poso Fire continues to be managed for multiple resource objectives.

Poso Fire Update – June 16, 2021 EL RITO, NM – June 16, 2021 – The Poso Fire continues to be managed for multiple resource objectives – removing hazardous fuels, decreasing the probability of high severity wildfires in the future, and reducing exposure to firefighters and communities. Predicted thunderstorms dropped rain in areas around the […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Outlaw Fire: Final Post

This will be the final post for the Outlaw Fire unless there is a significant change. Fire Update: After more accurate GPS mapping, the Outlaw Fire was determined to be approximately 10 acres in size. Crews were able to construct fireline around the entire perimeter of the fire to reinforce the retardant that was dropped […]

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SFNF Issues Closure Order for Rincon Fire in Pecos Wilderness

SANTA FE, NM – June 15, 2021 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) today issued a closure order to protect public health and safety during fire operations on the Rincon Fire. The order will be in effect from 6 a.m. tomorrow, June 16, through Dec. 31, 2021, unless rescinded earlier. The lightning-caused Rincon Fire […]

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Cibola Mountain Districts to Implement Stage II Fire Restrictions on June 18th

Magdalena, Mountainair, Mount Taylor, and Sandia Ranger Districts Order Number 03-0715 Albuquerque, NM – June 15, 2021 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands (NF & NGs) Mountain Districts will implement Stage II Fire Restrictions Order (03-0715) in effect at 8:00 AM on Friday, June 18th, 2021, and shall remain in effect until December 31, […]

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Cemetery Fire – Valencia County – June 15, 2021

The Cemetery Fire, located off of NM Highway 346 in Valencia County is now 50% contained. The fire has shown no new growth and remains estimated at 320 acres. Firefighters will continue to secure containment lines, mop-up hot spots, and remove hazard trees that are a danger to the public. The Cemetery Fire is burning […]

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