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Lincoln National Forest – 8/25/16 8 pm Prescribed Fire Update – Ignitions to resume on Friday, 8/26

Prescribed Fire operations continue on the Smokey Bear Ranger District.  8/25/16   8:00 pm Prescribed Fire Update:  Ignitions will resume on Friday, 8/26 on the piles that are located in the vicinity of the Smokey Bear Ranger Station, 901 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, along Cedar Creek road.  Three groups of hand-piled slash will be treated with prescribed fire.  Target dates for […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 7/24/16 – 7 pm Prescribed Fire Update – West Mountain – No ignitions planned for this week

7/24/16 – 7:00 pm – Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters successfully  treated an additional 20 acres today, however, ignitions on the West Mountain project will temporarily be postponed.  No further ignitions are planned for this week. The project will be patrolled and monitored over the next few days. Today, firefighting resources that were assigned to the […]

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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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Lincoln National Forest – 06/28/16 6:00 pm Prescribed Fire Update

PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE, June 28, 2016  6:00 pm:  Firefighters successfully treated 5 acres today.  They will temporarily suspend further ignition operations until AFTER the Fourth of July holiday.  Their accomplishment today brings the total number of acres treated to 10.  They will continue to burn piles when burning conditions are favorable and firefighting resources are available.   PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE, […]

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LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST – 6/26/16 6 pm – Prescribed Fire Update

PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE, June 26, 2016 6:00 pm:  Firefighters ceased ignitions early this afternoon and continued with patrolling and monitoring efforts within the project area.  They were successful in treating an additional 2 acres in the Cox Canyon prescribed fire project area.  All operations went well today. They will continue to assess weather and fuel conditions so that they can […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – The North Fire at 33,428 Acres

  Magdalena, NM; June 18, 2016 – The North fire on the Magdalena Ranger District increased in size yesterday and is now 33,428 acres; at 30% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. It continues to be actively managed for […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Luera Mountains on State Trust Land South of Datil, NM

The New Mexico State Land Office and the New Mexico State Forestry Division are preparing for a prescribed burn June 6‐11, 2016, on State Trust Land approximately 30 miles south of Datil, NM, in the Luera Mountains. The intent of the burn is to reintroduce fire into the ecosystem. Returning fire to the area after […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Sacramento Ranger District – Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire – NO ignitions this week!

5/23/16 – 3:00 pm – Prescribed Fire Update:  Today’s extended forecast calls for high winds through Thursday therefore, firefighters will forego plans for ignitions this week.  They will reassess the conditions next week following the Memorial Day holiday. 5/23/16 – 9:30 am – Prescribed Fire Update:  This morning’s weather forecast calls for hotter, drier days WITH INCREASED WINDS on Tuesday […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 5/17, 4:30 PM Prescribed Fire Update – Ignitions Completed on Smokey Bear Ranger District

5/17/16 – 4:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters successfully completed ignitions on all 40 acres on the 443 Road unit today.  They spent most of the afternoon ensuring that the piles were secure and they will be monitoring and patrolling the area over the next few days. The project is located 2 miles south of Glencoe, along Forest […]

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Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans Prescribed Burn For Valle Grande

The Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement a prescribed burn project on the preserve that will begin as soon as Wednesday, May 11 and be completed within two to three days.  The prescribed burn will target up to 1,471 acres of grass in the Valle Grande, adjacent to NM Highway 4 between mile […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Buckman, West of Santa Fe, NM

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office Fire Crew will conduct a prescribed burn at Buckman, west of Santa Fe, New Mexico, during the month of May, weather permitting.  The objectives of the burn are to remove slash (limbs and branches) created as part of a riparian restoration project, reduce wildfire risk, and […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District – 5/1/16 – 3:45 PM FINAL UPDATE ON GOAT Rx

5/1/2016 – 3:45 PM PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE: Low level cloud cover over the Goat Rx has assisted firefighters in mop-up efforts. There are very few smokes visible at this time. Firefighters will continue to mop-up, monitor conditions, and patrol the area for the next few days. This will be the FINAL UPDATE unless there is a significant […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Burn in Socorro County

BLM Plans Prescribed Burn in Socorro County   Socorro, NM – The Bureau of Land Management’s Socorro Field Office is planning a prescribed burn of up to 100 acres in Socorro County between late April and the end of May, weather permitting.  The burn includes the 100 acre Wolf Wells Prescribed Burn located 12 miles […]

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Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans Prescribed Burn For Valle Grande

  For Immediate Release:  April 6, 2016 Contact: Kimberly DeVall, kimberly_devall@nps.gov, 575-829-4820 Jemez Springs — The Valles Caldera National Preserve is looking for an opportunity to implement a prescribed burn project this spring.  The prescribed burn will target up to 1,471 acres of grass in the Valle Grande, adjacent to NM Highway 4 between mile markers 39-42. […]

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Lincoln National Forest Prescribed Fire Update – 01/13/16 – 2:00 pm

Prescribed Fire Update:  01/13/16 – 2:00 pm – Due to poor ventilation categories this week, firefighters have had to temporarily suspend ignition operations.  Fuel and weather conditions are assessed daily before ignitions begin.  Firefighters are hoping for improved conditions tomorrow, which will allow them to resume ignitions.  Prescribed Fire Update:  01/07/16 – 4:00 pm – Prescribed Fire […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update – Fire operations resume January 5th

Prescribed Fire Update:  01/05/16 – 11:00 am – Prescribed fire operations beginning on the Perk project: Smokey Bear Ranger District – Prescribed Fire operations planned for week of Jan 4th – 7th Perk Hand Piles, located about 3 miles north of Ruidoso north of Perk Canyon, south of Cedar Creek, west of Mechem Drive and […]

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