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This Memorial Day: Recreate Safely to Prevent Wildfires

Click Share and Help Prevent Wildfire: We all need your help to prevent wildfires this summer. The statewide average of human-caused wildfires in New Mexico is 48% of all wildfires and most of these fires can be prevented. Don’t drag chains, check spark arrestors on vehicles and equipment and for information about preventing wildfires over Memorial Day Weekend, […]

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Do Your Part, Don’t Let Wildfires Start

Click Share and Help Prevent Wildfire: Firefighters and first responders are needed more than ever to keep America safe. Prevent wildfires by following fire restrictions, postponing debris burning, and using campfire alternatives. #recreateresponsibly #preventwildfire #nmfire #fireadaptednm

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This Memorial Day – Know Before You Go

Click Share and Help Prevent Wildfire: Know Before You Go! Before you make plans to have any smores over the campfire check for current fire restrictions.  For more information, call the Fire Restrictions Hotline: 1-877-864-6985 or visit https://firerestrictions.us/nm/. #recreateresponsibly #preventwildfire #nmfire #fireadaptednm

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BLM New Mexico enacts fire restrictions statewide

Due to increasing fire danger and to prevent human-caused ignitions, the Bureau of Land Management will implement fire restrictions on BLM-managed lands in New Mexico beginning May 20 at 12:01 a.m. Prohibitions include: use of campfires or charcoal; smoking outside of a vehicle, enclosed building, or areas free of flammable materials; fireworks and pyrotechnic devices; […]

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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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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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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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Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District- Lone Mountain Fire Update 6/29/2019

Incident Name – Lone Mountain Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 1350 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: May 26, 2019 Location: 6 miles north of White Oaks, NM. Lat/Long: 33.80809, -105.7386 Legal Description: T6S, R12E, SESW Sec 1 Fuel Type:  Pinyon/Juniper, Grass, Ponderosa Pine Values at Risk: None Fire Update: The […]

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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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