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Gila National Forest – Owl Fire Update for July 9, 2018

Acres: ~4,500                                                              Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                    Total Personnel: 210 General Information: The Owl Fire began on June 30, 2018. The fire is located on Aspen Mountain and has crossed FR 209 […]

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Gila National Forest: Buzzard Fire Update for June 26, 2018

Acres: 50, 296                                                                              Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 87%                                                                      Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 109  General Information:  Apache Creek Campground is open, all other closures regarding the Buzzard fire remain the same. The Buzzard Fire will be transitioning from the […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire for June 14, 2018

Increased Smoke Due to Firing Operations June 14, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 44,402                                                                             Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                              Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 74%                                                                     Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 384                                                                    General Information: As control lines were connected and completed on the southwest side […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Willow Fire for June 13, 2018

Location: 6 miles east of Mogollon, NM, Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 10, 2018 Cause:  Lightning Vegetation: Heavy dead and down mixed conifer, ponderosa pine;  and in burn scar from 2012 Whitewater-Baldy Complex Resources: 1 IHC crew, 1 Wildfire Use Module, 1 Initial Attack crew, 1 Type 3 helicopter Size:  ~ […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Buzzard Fire for June 13, 2018

Another Hot and Dry Day Before Moisture Moves In June 13, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 44,402                                                                             Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                              Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 74%                                                                     Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 383                          […]

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Gila National Forest – Meadow Fire Update for June 7, 2018

Acres:  ~200 Start Date: June 3, 2018 Cause:  Human Location: Silver City RD, NW of Signal Peak Lookout Containment: 95% Fuels: Grass, oak brush, heavy dead and down and ponderosa pine Total personnel:  85 Incident Commander: E. Huerta, ICT4 Summary:  The Meadow Fire is burning on Forest Service lands north of Signal Peak. Interior smoke […]

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Three Northern New Mexico National Parks To Increase Fire Restrictions

Los Alamos, NM – Due to the continued high risk of wildfire in the region, Bandelier National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park, and Valles Caldera National Preserve will implement public closures to all backcountry areas of the parks on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 12:01 AM, pursuant to Stage III fire restrictions. However, main public areas […]

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Gila National Forest – May 26, 2018 – Update on Buzzard Fire

MEMORIAL DAY BRINGS CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER OVER BUZZARD FIRE May 26, 2018 Daily Update   Acres: 12,400                                                                                        Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Under investigation                                                                  Location: NE of Eagle Peak Lookout, Gila NF Containment: 0%                                                                                  Fuels: Timber (litter, grass, and understory) Total personnel: 480 General Information: The Buzzard Fire continues to burn in steep, rugged […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions to Begin at El Malpais & El Morro National Monuments

  Grants, NM: Due to prolonged hot, dry weather and to reduce the risk of human caused fires at El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments, park officials will be implementing Stage II fire restrictions beginning Friday, May 4, 2018. Beginning at 8 am on Friday, May 4 the following acts will be prohibited throughout El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments: Setting, building, […]

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Magdalena Ranger District going into Stage I Fire Restrictions

Magdalena, NM; April 18, 2018 – For Immediate Release. Fire danger has increased to High across the Magdalena Ranger District, due to the recent hot and dry weather patterns across the region. In response to the current conditions, fire managers will enact Stage I fire restrictions beginning Wednesday, April 18, 2018 for the Magdalena Mountain […]

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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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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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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Puertecito Fire Update

  Magdalena, NM; July 12, 2016 – The Puertecito Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is currently 65 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 Hot Shot […]

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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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Change in Fire Restrictions on The Mountainair Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM, July 8, 2016 – Due to the continued hot and dry weather pattern and increased fire danger, Stage II fire restrictions have been implemented on the Mountainair Ranger District of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands. The following are prohibited: • Building or maintaining a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove • […]

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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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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions still in Place on Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts

Albuquerque, NM, July 5, 2016 – Recent moisture across Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands helped to reduce the potential for wildland fires, but forest fuels are still dry enough to burn. A significant amount of saturating rain is needed before fire restrictions can be lifted completely. Stage I fire restrictions remain in place on […]

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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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