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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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Blue Mountain Fire – Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola NF – 8/27/2019

Magdalena, NM; August 27, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Blue Mountain Fire, located approximately 3 ½ miles northwest of Blue Mountain in the San Mateo Mountains, on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began Sunday, August 25, 2019 and has increased to 42 acres in size.  A course of action […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Cibola County

Beginning Aug. 21–Sept. 30, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on approximately 1,800 acres within the El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA), weather permitting.  Fire managers estimate it will take several periods of approximately two to four days to complete the project, although smoke may be […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Received Rain on the Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 17, 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 size remained at 600 acres due to precipitation received over the fire perimeter.  There are with approximately 193 […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 14, 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 has grown to an estimated 500 acres with approximately 100 personnel assigned.  Resources include one […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plans Durfee-Bolander Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, June 19, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are planning to conduct the Durfee-Bolander prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District to begin on June 22, 2019 in the San Mateo Mountains, as conditions and favorable weather permit. Aerial and hand ignition will be used to treat up to […]

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