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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/14/2017

                                                                                      Magdalena, NM; July 14, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,728 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. “Safety of the fire fighter […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/13/17

  Magdalena, NM; July 13, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,336 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. Increase in fire size today […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Taylor Canyon Fire Update-7/10/2017

Magdalena, NM; July 10, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 60 acres in size with approximately 20 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/09/2017

Taylor Canyon Fire Starts on the Magdalena Ranger District Magdalena, NM; July 9, 2017 – For Immediate Release. The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 60 acres in size with approximately 20 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused […]

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Wildfires are No Drone Zones

New Mexico wildfire officials need the public’s help to ensure that drones, hobby aircraft or other Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), are not used near wildfire incidents, regardless of the size of the fire.  Use of drones is the most common incursion of UAS above wildfires and is potentially deadly.   To help you fly safely, here […]

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Are Potential Wildfire Dangers Lurking Around Your Home?

Wildfire season is nearly upon us but it doesn’t have to be a disaster. While New Mexico State Forestry and its interagency partners are well prepared for the season, the little things you do now can make a big difference. Our friends at PNM have some tips on how simply trimming your trees could help prevent […]

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Baca Fire, May 18, 2017 at 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    670 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, […]

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Baca Fire, May 17, 2017

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    670 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, grass. Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources:    3 […]

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Bandera Wildfire in El Malpais National Monument 50% Contained

For Immediate Release: April 25, 2017 Contact: Lisa Collins, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, lisa_collins@nps.gov Bandera Wildfire in El Malpais National Monument 50% Contained As of 9:00 am this morning, April 25, the Bandera Fire had grown to approximately 300 acres and is 50% contained. Rain and snow has been falling since approximately 8:30 am. The precipitation […]

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Forest & Watershed Restoration Thinning Project work near Ruidoso targeted to begin in October

RUIDOSO, NM, September 29, 2016.  Residents adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest in the Ruidoso area may hear the sound of chainsaws running during daytime hours and may see crews entering and leaving thinning projects via access points in and near the community. Work will begin on the Gavilan Forest Restoration and Rio Ruidoso Watershed […]

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Westhall 2 Fire

WESTHALL 2 FIRE-The Pecos Zone Type 3 Team was ordered to Arabela, NM, located on the east end of the Capitan Mountains. The lightening started, Westhall 2 fire was at 1500 acres and is located South and East of Arabela. The fire area is high desert with shrubs, grass and cactus. The current size is at 3339 […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Final Fire Updates for the North Fire and Puertecito Fire – 7/21/2016

Magdalena, NM; July 21, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 100% contained. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire has shown little fire activity and is in a patrol […]

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Gila National Forest – Black Range Complex Fires Update – 7/18/2016

Silver City, NM; July 18, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of two fires: the Kline Fire and the Cooney Fire. These lightning-caused fires started on Friday, July 8, and are located in the Black Range Mountains, 65 miles northwest of Truth Consequences, […]

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Gila National Forest – Black Range Complex Fires Update – 7/16/2016

Silver City, NM; July 16, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of two fires: the Kline Fire and the Cooney Fire. These lightning-caused fires started on Friday, July 8, and are located in the Black Range Mountains, 65 miles northwest of Truth Consequences, […]

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Gila National Forest – Black Range Complex Fires Update – 7/13/2016

Beaverhead, NM, – Wednesday, July 13, 2016 – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Ranger Range District consist of two fires: the Kline Fire and the Cooney Fire. These lightning-caused fires started on Friday, July 8, and are located in the Black Range Mountains, 65 miles northwest of Truth Consequences, NM. The Cooney Fire […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – Puertecito Fire Update

Magdalena, NM; July 8, 2016 – The Puertecito Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is currently 19 acres in size and at 0% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on July 4th and is located in the Magdalena Mountains, 15 miles south of Magdalena, NM. The Puertecito Fire has shown minimal activity. A fire crew of […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – Weekly North Fire Update Acreage Remains at 42,102 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 7, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 90% containment.  The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire has shown little fire activity.  There are currently 10 personnel […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – Final North Fire Update Acreage Remains at 42,102 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 2, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 85% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire continues to be actively managed for multiple resource benefits. Culvert […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – Afternoon Precipitation Holds North Fire at 42,102 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 1, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 85% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire continues to be actively managed for multiple resource benefits. Yesterday, […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – No New Growth on the North Fire

Magdalena, NM; June 30, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 42,102 acres; at 69% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. The North Fire continues to be actively managed for multiple resource benefits. Yesterday […]

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