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Observe Firework Restrictions to Prevent Wildfires

As you celebrate this Independence Day, remember that fireworks are prohibited on all federal lands and many other jurisdictions in New Mexico. Check with your local fire department and at firerestrictions.us/nm.   With the dry conditions we’re experiencing, it only takes one spark for the entire holiday to go up in smoke! #PreventWildfires #NMFire #RecreateResponsibly

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Fire Restrictions Still In Effect in NM, June 22, 2020

As you plan your summer activities, Know Before You Go and check for specific fire restrictions for the area you plan to visit on FireRestrictions.us/nm. Campfires are restricted but there are fun alternatives you can check out. Today, the BLM issued a press release nationally asking for everyone’s help in the prevention of wildfires.  Whether […]

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What is a Red Flag Warning?

This week’s Wildfire Wednesdays from FACNM discusses Red Flag Warnings and how to find out when one is in effect.  Remember that while these are special National Weather Service designations indicating weather conditions with potential for extreme burning, almost any given day in NM can be hot, dry and windy, so always be cautious with […]

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Vics Peak Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District – 06/17/2020

Magdalena, NM; June 17, 2020 – For Immediate Release.  The Vics Peak Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness, San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began Monday, June 15, 2020, at approimately 10 acres.  Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, and 1 Type 6 Engine. This fire […]

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FINAL UPDATE for Uvas Fire – Evening of June 12th

Location:  Uvas Mountains on BLM Land, approximately 11 miles SW of Hatch, NM and 18 miles N of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, NM. Date detected:  June 6, 2020   Cause:  Lightning  Vegetation:  Grass, Brush, Pinon, Juniper Current size: 1,135 acres (increase of 5 acres from previous reports is due to more accurate mapping) […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 10, 2020

#ReadyForWildfire: Let’s start a trend and reduce the number of human-caused wildfires in New Mexico. Do your part to prevent wildfires.

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 9, 2020

Vehicles and trailers can be unintentional fire starters. If you are off-roading, remember that your exhaust system can reach temperatures over 1000°F! Driving or parking over dry grass can start wildfires. Be sure your trailer is roadworthy before heading out with good tires, greased bearings, and no dragging chains – whether it’s a car, truck, […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 8, 2020

Here are a few reminders when target shooting on public lands: Know before you go: Is target shooting allowed in the area you will visit? Shoot in areas free of dry vegetation—and avoid shooting on hot windy days. Avoid shooting hard objects: bullet fragments can be extremely hot and can easily start a grass fire. […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 7, 2020

New Mexicans often burn fields, acequias or piles of debris. Some counties in NM have issued burn bans.  If allowed where you are, always get a burn permit and make sure you prepare the site, have enough water and people on hand, and never leave any fire unattended, even for a few minutes!   Watch this […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 6, 2020

If you are working outdoors using equipment that creates sparks, please consider wildfire safety, especially the timing of your outdoor home projects! Working in the morning, ensuring at least 10 feet of clearance from dry vegetation, and having a shovel and fire extinguisher ready can prevent a wildfire.  #WildfirePreparednessWeek #ReadyForWildfire

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 5, 2020

Wildfire helps many of our NM rangelands and forested areas.  However, fires started at the wrong place and time can be disastrous to our communities, livelihoods, and resources.  Please do your part. Take extra precaution before venturing out on public lands and be careful with anything that could start a fire. The costs of a […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Week: Preventing Wildfires

On New Mexico’s public lands, one less spark really can mean one less wildfire. The BLM and all land management agencies need your help to prevent wildfires this spring and summer. The statewide average of human-caused wildfires is 48% of all wildfires.  Most of these fires can be prevented.  #ReadyForWildfire #WildfirePreparednessWeek Wildfire where you work, […]

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NFPA’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day: May 2, 2020

Celebrated the first Saturday in May each year, @theNFPA’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day helps raise wildfire awareness, promote collaboration, and bring neighbors together to help protect homes, neighborhoods, and entire communities from future wildfire risk or current post-fire impacts.  Get started on some of your own home projects today!  To learn more, you can register […]

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Interagency Partners Emphasize Prevention and Preparedness

The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department Forestry Division, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service emphasize the importance of fire prevention and preparedness. Know before you go. When planning your outdoor adventure always check for local closures and restrictions, […]

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Check for fire restrictions before you go

Hot and dry outside? There may be fire restrictions in place. Check  fire information and restrictions at NMFireInfo.com, @NMFireInfo, Firerestrictions.us/nm/, or call 877-864-6985.  #NMFire #PreventWildfires #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020  

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Cibola County

Beginning Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, plans to conduct the Mertz Ranch prescribed fire on approximately 1,000 acres within the El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA).  Fire managers estimate it will take approximately 2-4 days to […]

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BLM to implement prescribed fire in McKinley and Sandoval counties

Beginning Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, plans to conduct the Mesa Chivato prescribed fire on approximately 500 acres within the Ignacio and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas.  Fire managers estimate it will take approximately 2-4 days to […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plan Baney Prescribed Burn Beginning 11/04/2019

Magdalena, N.M., October 31, 2019 – The Cibola National Forest, Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to help improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Baney Prescribed Fire Project is expected to begin on Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 8, 2019 depending on weather and vegetation conditions. Up to 1,200 acres will […]

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Keep Fall Season Wildfire Safety in Mind, Oct. 7, 2019

As the fall season begins, land managers would like to remind the public to practice wildfire safety while enjoying the outdoors. Federal and state wildfire cooperators in New Mexico urge caution for those participating in hunting and other outdoor activities to go prepared to avoid sparking a fire. Just one small spark or heat from […]

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Cibola NF & NG – Magdalena Ranger District Planning Baney Prescribed Burn

Magdalena, N.M., September 12, 2019 – The Cibola National Forest, Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to help improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Baney Prescribed Fire Project is expected to begin this fall and continue until completed, depending on weather and vegetation conditions. Up to 2,500 acres will be treated in […]

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