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Mariposa fire update 8/3/18

Mariposa Fire Update on Mt. Taylor Ranger District Grants, NM; August 3, 2018 – For Immediate Release –Lighting from a storm on Sunday 7/29 started multiple wildfire’s around the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Mariposa is the largest of these. The Pecos Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team from southeast New Mexico’s is assisting in the […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Deep Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District – 7/28/2018

MAGDALENA, NM, July 28, 2018 – The Deep Fire, located in the San Mateo Mountains on the Magdalena Ranger District, was first reported on Friday, July 27, 2018. The lightning caused fire is located in steep, rugged terrain between Deep Canyon and Cold Springs Canyon, approximately 1 mile east of the Apache Kid Wilderness and […]

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Gila National Forest – Pile burning planned for Quemado Ranger District

Quemado, NM, July 16, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District plans district-wide pile burns, weather and fire conditions permitting. With the onset of monsoon season, the Quemado District is preparing to burn piles at various district locations. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness.  The pile burns are […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Multiple Wildfire Starts on the Magdalena Ranger District – 7/15/2018

MAGDALENA, NM, July 15, 2018 – Multiple wildfire starts were discovered from numerous thunderstorms that passed through the area on Saturday, July 14 in the Hop Canyon and Magdalena Mountain Range areas of the Magdalena Ranger District. These three fires are the Hop Fire, the Agua Fria Fire and the Bear Fire. The Hop Fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Pile burning Planned on Wilderness Ranger District

Mimbres, NM, July 12, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Wilderness Ranger District is planning to burn piles through the summer as weather conditions permit. The plans for the Wilderness RD pile burns include the following locations: Off Hwy 35, and Elkhorn Road, behind Desert West Auction Lake Roberts off Forest Drive and FSR 4206M Off Hwy […]

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Gila National Forest-Pile burning planned on Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, July 13, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District plans district-wide pile burns, weather and fire conditions permitting. With the onset of monsoon season, the Reserve District is preparing to burn piles at various district locations. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness.  The pile burns are […]

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Gila National Forest – Owl Fire Update for July 11, 2018

Acres: ~4,786                                                              Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                    Total Personnel: 142 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 – Owl Fire Update for July 10, 2018

Acres: ~4,543                                                              Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                    Total Personnel: 209 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 – Owl Fire Update for July 8, 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: 219 General Information: The Owl Fire began on June 30, 2018. It is south of Aspen Mountain, near the Flying T trail in an […]

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Gila National Forest – Owl Fire Update for July 7, 2018

Low to moderate fire growth due to high overnight recoveries. Acres: ~4,500                                                                          Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                                   […]

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Gila National Forest – Owl Fire Update for July 3, 2018

Acres: ~1,850                                                                 Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Containment:                                                               Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 116 General Information: The Owl Fire began on June 30, 2018. It is south of Aspen Mountain, near the Flying T trail in an […]

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Gila National Forest – Ranch Fire

The Ranch Fire was reported at approximately 3: 15 p.m. on June 21 and appears to have began north of Saliz Pass. The fire is approximately 10-20 acres and has crossed US Hwy 180.  U.S. Hwy 180 is closed at Mule Creek and all the way to Reserve NM Hwy 12. Cottonwood Campground has been closed. […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire for June 21, 2018

Acres: 48,170                                                                               Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 82%                                                                      Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 140  General Information: On Wednesday, June 19 a transfer of command to the Type 3 team occurred. The Type 3 Incident Commander is Scott Jones, with Marcus […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 20, 2018

Acres: 47,370                                                                               Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 82%                                                                      Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 120  General Information: On Wednesday, June 19 a transfer of command to the Type 3 team occurred. The Type 3 Incident Commander is Scott Jones, with Marcus […]

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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 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 – Buzzard Fire Update for June 12, 2018

Control Line Construction Nearing Completion on Southwest Side of Buzzard Fire June 12, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 43,009                                                                             Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                              Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 69%                                                                     Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 410                      […]

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Gila National Forest – Spurgeon Fire – Glenwood Ranger District

Location: Mile post 38 on US Hwy 180, north of Alma, NM, Glenwood Ranger District Start Date:  June 11, 2018 Cause:  Under investigation Vegetation: grasses Resources: Engines responding Size:  ~ 25 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: B. Spivey, ICT4 Summary: The Spurgeon Fire, is burning on National Forest System lands, on Glenwood Ranger District in […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Willow Fire for June 11, 2018

Location: NE Corner of Willow Mountain, Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 10, 2018 Cause:  Lightning Vegetation: old burn scar, heavy dead and down, some mixed conifer and ponderosa pine. Resources: Initial Attack crew and Wildland Fire Use Module Size:  ~ 80 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: J. Hammer, ICT3, M. Cornwell, […]

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Gila National Forest – Smoke reported at Kitty Litter Mine, Black Range Ranger District

Truth or Consequences, NM, June 10, 2018—For Immediate Release.  Smoke was reported yesterday from an area known as the Kitty Litter Mine in the Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest. The slightly greenish-tinted smoke was seen near Kline Ranch, about 600 feet south of Highway 59. It appears to be from the mine shaft […]

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