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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update for Smokey Bear Ranger District – 11/20/17 – 1:00 pm – Ignitions ceased for today on Grindstone Mesa project

Prescribed Fire Update:  November 20, 1:00 pm – Firefighters have ceased ignitions for today.  Smoke was not lifting and dispersing as planned, therefore the Burn Boss called for a halt on ignitions for today.  Smoke was visible from Ruidoso and surrounding areas.  Firefighters will continue to be on site to monitor and patrol the area throughout […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District – Prescribed Fire Update – 11/14/17 6:00 PM – Ignitions completed on Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire Project

Lincoln National Forest Sacramento Ranger District Prescribed Fire Update 11/14/17 – 6:00 PM – Firefighters treated the remaining Wet Burnt prescribed fire unit today, bringing the total number of acres treated to 290 (60 ac treated yesterday and 230 treated today).  They will return to the site tomorrow (11/15) to patrol, monitor and tend to […]

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Gila National Forest: Women in Wildland Fire boot camp will hold a Prescribed Burn as part of a training exercise

Truth or Consequences, NM, October 11, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest is sponsoring the Women in Wildland Fire boot camp and second weekend events will occur October 14-15. This boot camp offers a comprehensive introduction to wildland firefighting.  The training for this upcoming weekend will include a prescribed burn […]

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Haze and smoky conditions in southern NM likely due to fires in the Pacific Northwest, Idaho and Montana

Current information about smoke:  Latest smoke info in google earth format Example of product is shown below (screen capture image for 9/7/17): Lincoln National Forest offices have been fielding calls over the past few days regarding smoke/haze in the area.  There are no wildfires on the Lincoln National Forest, and the last day of prescribed […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed fire update – 7/23/17 4:00 pm – 170 acres treated today on Carissa project on Sacramento District

Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  4:00 pm – Firefighters have completed ignition operations for today (7/23) on the Carissa project.  They were able to treat 170 acres today (7/23). Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  12:30 pm – Ignitions are underway on the Carissa prescribed fire project on the Sacramento District.  Smoke may be visible as firefighters ignite slash piles. […]

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Gila National Forest – Outlaw Fire

Location:  West of U.S. Highway 180, Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest. Legal description – T13S, R20W, Section 2. Start Date:  July 15, 2017                               Size: ~8 acres                     Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Grasses and pinon juniper                 Resources:  Monitoring.                                Containment:  0% Summary:  The Outlaw Fire is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Glenwood Ranger District, Gila […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/14/2017

                                                                                      Magdalena, NM; July 14, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,728 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. “Safety of the fire fighter […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/13/17

  Magdalena, NM; July 13, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,336 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. Increase in fire size today […]

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Gila National Forest – Whiterocks Fire – Glenwood Ranger District

Whiterocks Fire Location:  4 miles west of mile marker 37 on U.S. Highway 180 and south of Saliz Pass, near the top of Whiterocks Mountain close to the Arizona border. Legal description — T9S, R21W, Section 30. Start Date:  July 10, 2017              Size: ~7-10 acres                      Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Taylor Canyon Fire Update-7/10/2017

Magdalena, NM; July 10, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 60 acres in size with approximately 20 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/09/2017

Taylor Canyon Fire Starts on the Magdalena Ranger District Magdalena, NM; July 9, 2017 – For Immediate Release. The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 60 acres in size with approximately 20 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – June 27, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,269 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 89 Containment: 10% (managed for multiple resource objectives) […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral and Straw Fire – June 27, 2017 @ 0800

Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 19,850 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  The fire received just under ½ inch of rain during Saturday’s precipitation. This fire is showing low behavior which is as it should in a fire-adapted ecosystem.  The […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire June 26, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,269 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 3 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 101 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – June 25, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,269 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 3 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 99 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral Fire and Straw Fire – June 23, 2017 @ 1000

Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 17,029 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  Recent operations have been working to keeping fire from crossing FR 150 and monitoring fire behavior.  Wilderness District Ranger Rachelle Huddleston-Lorton stated “I am very pleased with the […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire 6/23/2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    6,577 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 69 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire June 21, 2017 @ 1000

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    6,577 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Five wildland fire modules, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 96. Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral Fire & Straw Fire 6/21/2017

Gila West One Pager 6-21-2017Gila_NF_One_Page_East_06212017 Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 16,924 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  The fire received some precipitation and thunderstorms are expected through Thursday. Operations for the next 3-5 days included continuing to prep FR 150 […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral Fire & Straw Fire – 6/20/2017

Gila West One Pager 6-20-2017 (1)Gila_NF_One_Page_East_06202017 Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 16,321 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  The fire received some precipitation and thunderstorms are expected through Thursday. Operations for the next 3-5 days included continuing to prep FR […]

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