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BLM Taos Field Office plans prescribed fires near Tres Piedras and Cerro

The Bureau of Land Management will conduct prescribed fires in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument during an approximate one-month period, beginning Oct. 22, 2018.   The burns are located at Cerro Montoso and Cerro del Aire, 12 miles northeast and 4 miles northeast of Tres Piedras, N.M., respectively, and in the Guadalupe Mountains, approximately […]

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BLM to conduct prescribed fire in Cibola County

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans conduct a prescribed fire in Cibola County, between Oct. 23—Dec. 31, 2018, weather permitting.  The burn, which will occur in the 4,000 acre Chain of Craters-Rendija prescribed fire project, will be conducted in several phases. The project area is located within the El Malpais National […]

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Gila National Forest: Quemado RD planning prescribed burn in Armijo Springs

Map_Armijo Springs Rx Quemado, NM, October 17, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest plans to begin prescribed burning operations starting the week of October 22.  Based on weather conditions prescribed burning could continue thru the end of October. The area targeted for pile burning is in the area known as Armijo […]

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Gila NF: Wilderness Ranger District hosting open house on Elk Pasture Prescribed Burn

Mimbres, NM, October 9, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District will be hosting an open house between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17. The purpose is to answer any questions and show maps with information about the Elk Pasture Prescribed Burn. The Elk Pasture project, which is planned for […]

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Gila National Forest: Elk Pasture Prescribed Burn planned on Wilderness Ranger District

Mimbres, NM, October 4, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn between October 22 and November 16. The project is the Elks Pasture Unit, which is planned for 320 acres and is located south of NM Highway 35, west of Camp Thunderbird; west of the private […]

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Gila NF – Reserve Ranger District planning a prescribed burn near Rancho Grande/Five Bar Subdivision

Reserve, NM, September 25, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning on igniting 1,000 acres broadcast burning located around the Reserve Airstrip and adjacent to Rancho Grande Subdivision. The prescribed burn is tentatively scheduled for this fall/winter, as early as October, when desired weather and fire conditions permit. The project […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Noland Fire – September 15, 2018

Acres: ~355                                                                  Start Date: September 7, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles West of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                     Total Personnel: 38 General Information: The Noland Fire was discovered on September 7 burning in timber and grass at approximately 3 acres. Fire Operations: There […]

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Cerro Fire Declared Out

The Cerro Fire, located in Cibola County, southwest of Grants, N.M., has been declared out.  The Continental Divide Trail is open.  The fire burned 443 acres on Bureau of Land Management-managed lands.  This will be the final update on the fire. Precipitation had minimized fire growth and extinguished the fire.  The fire was ignited by […]

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Gila National Forest: Silver City Ranger District planning Prescribed Burns

Silver City, NM, September 7, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest plans to begin prescribed burning operations between October and February 2019, based on weather conditions. The area being targeted for prescribed fire treatment this fall is an area known as the Jaybird Unit. This site is located approximately 12 […]

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Gila National Forest – Quemado Ranger District planning Prescribed Burns

Quemado, NM, September 6, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest plans to begin prescribed burning operations starting the week of September 10.  Based on weather conditions prescribed burning could continue thru the end of September. Two areas have been targeted for prescribed fire.  The first is the Baca Slash Pit located […]

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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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