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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – North Fire on Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; May 23, 2016 – For Immediate Release. The North Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 55 acres in size with approximately 78 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, two Type I Hot Shot crews, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter. The lightning-caused fire started on Saturday, […]

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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 – TEST FIRE – 5/19/16 12:30 pm FINAL FIRE UPDATE

Test Fire FINAL FIRE UPDATE:  5/19/16, 12:30 PM – Although the fire did receive some precipitation, firefighters remain assigned to the incident and are continuing to mop-up the fire. This will be the FINAL FIRE UPDATE for the Test Fire, unless there is a significant change to report.  FIRE UPDATE:  5/18/16, 10:00 AM – The Test Fire […]

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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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Coyote Fire Update: Ignitions protect cabins; increase forest sustainability

Saturday May 14, 2016 Fire: Coyote Fire                                            Total Personnel: 332 Acres: 12,500 Start Date: May 7, 2016                                                                                 Cause: Lightning                                            Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM           Containment: 30% Fuels/Topography: Grass/brush/chaparral, rugged terrain                                           […]

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New fire growth to benefit Park ecosystem

Wednesday May 11, 2016 Fire: Coyote Fire Total Personnel: 215 Acres: 9,000 Start Date: May 7, 2016 Cause: Lightning Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM Containment: 30% Fuels/Topography: Grass/brush/chaparral, rugged terrain Yesterday: For the third consecutive day, high winds pushed the fire through dried grasses and brush. The fire grew to approximately 9,000 acres […]

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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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Lincoln National Forest – FIRE UPDATE – 4/27/16 11:55 AM – Inspiration Fire is 100% Contained!

Inspiration Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 4/25/16  8:34 pm Location: Approximately 1 mile southeast of Ruidoso Downs, NM Lat/Long: 33 deg, 19 min, 17.8 sec X 105 105, 34 min, 50.53 min Legal Description: T11S, R14E, Sec 28 Firefighting Resources:  The US Forest Service hotshot crew will transfer command back […]

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Lincoln National Forest – FIRE UPDATE 4/26/16 – 11:00 am Pendleton Fire 100% Contained at 1 acre!

“Pendleton Fire” Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 4/25/16  1:50 pm Location: Approximately 4 miles southwest of Weed, NM and 15 miles southeast of Cloudcroft, NM Lat/Long: 32 deg, 46 min, 40.26 sec X 105 deg, 34 min, 59.51 min Legal Description: T18S, R13E, Sec 2 Firefighting Resources: At this time, one […]

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Lincoln National Forest – FINAL FIRE UPDATE: 4/23/16 11:00 am – Gilson Canyon Fire

Fire Update:  4/22/16  11:00 am  “Gilson Canyon Fire” Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 4/20/16  3:05 pm Location: Approximately 6 miles northeast of Queen, NM and east of Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area Lat/Long: 32 deg, 14 min, 32.31 sec X 104 deg, 41’ 26.89 min Legal Description: T24S, R22E, Sec 3 Firefighting […]

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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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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – “412 Fire” – Firefighters kept fire to less than 1/0th of an acre.

New Fire Start – “412 Fire” Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 4/13/16  5:45 pm Location:  Approximately 3 miles southwest of Queen, NM near County Road 412 Lat/Long: 32 deg, 9 min, 19.12 sec X 104 deg, 45’ 6.84 min Legal Description: T25S, R12E, Sec 1 Size:  less than 1/10th of an […]

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Near Ruidoso – Moon Mountain Fire – FINAL Fire Update 4/1/16 12:30 pm

04/01/16 – 12:30 pm – This the FINAL Fire Update for the Moon Mountain Fire.  ******************************************************************************************** Jurisdiction:  New Mexico State Forestry/Private & Lincoln NF, Smokey Bear District (0.2 acres) Detected:  3/28/16 @ 2:50 pm Lat/Lon:  33 deg, 25 min, 28.93 sec X 105 deg, 29 min, 27.23 sec Legal:  T11S, R13E, SWSW Sec 23 General Location:  approximately 1 mile east of the Village of […]

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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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BLM Managing Perdida Fire for Multiple Resource Benefit

BLM Managing Perdida Fire for Multiple Resource Benefit  Taos, NM-(August 28, 2015)  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office is currently managing the lightning caused 422 acre Perdida Fire, within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument at Cerro de la Olla (a.k.a. Pot Mountain), Northeast of Tres Piedras, NM, for multiple resource benefits. […]

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Fort Craig Wildfire Update

The BLM Socorro Field Office responded to a report of a fire on 7/26, taking initial action to suppress the fire which was burning in heavy riparian vegetation on the west side of the Rio Grande. By early morning on July 27 fire activity was minimal, but a thunderstorm at midday pushed the fire to […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/16/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Lifts Forest Road and Trail Closures

Magdalena, NM; July 16, 2015 –  The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,843 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. District Fire Managers are managing the Red Canyon fire for multiple resource objectives.  […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/08/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Remains at 17,843 Acres

  Magdalena, NM; July 8, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,843 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. District Fire Managers and one Wildland Fire Module will continue to monitor fire […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/07/2015- Red Canyon Fire Remains at 17,843 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 7, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,843 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Resource Specialists are gathering information on heritage sites and range improvements in the current […]

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