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Lincoln National Forest – 5/22/17 5:00 pm FINAL Prescribed Fire Update: All ignitions completed – 420 acres treated today!

Smokey Bear Ranger District – West Mountain (Unit 6) Prescribed Fire Project (pile burning) Prescribed Fire Update – 5/22/17  5:00 pm – Firefighters successfully completed ignition operations on the 420-acre West Mountain (Unit 6) Prescribed Fire project today.  Under favorable conditions, they were able to treat all of the piles within the 420-acre unit with […]

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Pile Burning in El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Tuesday, May 9. Burning may continue intermittently through June 30, 2017 as weather and fuel conditions permit. These wood piles are located along the west side of County Road 42 in […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Soldier Prescribed Fire FINAL UPDATE – 5/6/17 7:30 PM – All ignition operations completed – 4,300 acres treated with Prescribed Fire

Guadalupe Ranger District – Soldier Prescribed Fire (Lat:  32.0817 x Long. -104.7731) 4,300 acres, broadcast burn.  Located 40 miles southwest of Carlsbad and about 5 miles south of Queen, NM.  CURRENT UPDATES/NOTICES:  Prescribed Fire FINAL UPDATE – 5/6/17 – 7:30 pm:  Firefighters treated an additional 1300 acres today using hand and aerial ignitions.  To date, firefighters have […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 04/16/17 – 6:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update

Prescribed Fire Update – 04/16/17 – 6:30 pm:  Firefighters successfully treated 150 acres today on the Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire project, located north of Mayhill.  Today’s staffing (firefighting resources) included 3 BLM engines, 5 Forest Service engines and one Interagency Hotshot Crew. Total number of personnel:  55.  Firefighters will return to the project tomorrow to […]

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BLM Roswell Field Office Plans Prescribed Burns in Chavez County

Beginning in late January 2017, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burning operations in Chaves County.  The Sand Ranch prescribed fire, consisting of three burn units, is located 45 miles east of Roswell, and the Milner Lake prescribed fire is located 10 miles northeast of Roswell.  These operations are dependent upon […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update 11/04/16 7:00 PM

Sacramento Ranger District: 11/04/16  7:00 PM Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters treated 4 acres of piled slash on the Cox Canyon project today.  Over the next few days, firefighters will patrol and monitor the areas that were treated with prescribed fire (this week).  When fuel and weather conditions are favorable for burning, they will resume ignitions.   Regarding […]

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10.20.2016 – Update – Valles Caldera Prescribed Burns will Continue Next Week

Jemez Springs, NM. – National Park Service (NPS) fire managers successfully treated 478 acres with prescribed fire in the Banco Bonito district of the Valles Caldera National Preserve – north of NM State Road 4 near mile marker 30. Because the weather forecast for Thursday through Sunday is not favorable for smoke dispersion, fire managers will not […]

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Fall Prescribed Burns Planned at Valles Caldera National Preserve

Jemez Springs, NM – October 4 – Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement prescribed burn projects from early October through the end of November, based on suitable weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 1,800-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of […]

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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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Lincoln National Forest – 9/20/16 7:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update – Ignitions completed on Coe Rx

Prescribed Fire operations continue on the Smokey Bear Ranger District: Coe Prescribed Fire project:  114 acres of scattered juniper slash located along Forest Roads 443 and 443A, 1 mile South of Highway 70 and Glencoe, NM.  Planned dates for ignition operations are 9/20 through 9/22. 9/20/16   7:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters completed ignitions on the Coe Prescribed Fire […]

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BLM Prescribed Burn Planned in Lincoln County

Prescribed Burn Planned in Lincoln County   Beginning in September 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso in Lincoln County within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area.  The Bench Three prescribed fire will be 350 acres of hand piles above the […]

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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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