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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 – Sacramento Ranger District – Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire Operations POSTPONED!

4/19/16 – 12:30 pm – Prescribed fire operations on the Wet Burnt project have been postponed.  USFS Firefighters who were identified for the lighting operations on this specific project have mobilized to the Eastern United States for wildfire response.  Personnel assigned to key duties in the “Burn Plan” are an integral part of the operations.  […]

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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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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/06/2015 – Red Canyon Fire now at 17,843 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 6, 2015 –  The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District increased in acreage yesterday to 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. Yesterday afternoon the Red Canyon Fire received additional moisture over […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update 7/05/15 – Red Canyon Fire Remains at 17,349 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 5, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,349 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. Yesterday afternoon the Red Canyon Fire received additional moisture over a large portion of […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/04/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Grew to 17,349 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 4, 2015 –  The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District grew in size to 17,349 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. Yesterday afternoon the Red Canyon Fire received light precipitation over the […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/03/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Remains at 16,723 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 3, 2015 –  The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at16,723 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. Yesterday afternoon the Red Canyon Fire received a minimal amount of precipitation on the fire […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/02/2015 – Red Canyon Fire at 16,723 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 2, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District grew in size to 16,723 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. Firing operations continued on both side of Hudson canyon yesterday.  Firefighters are […]

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