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Lincoln National Forest – FINAL UPDATE for the Russia Fire (located about 6 miles south of Cloudcroft)

FINAL FIRE UPDATE – 04/18/18  4:00 pm – Firefighters held the Russia Fire and declared it 100% contained at 1:00 pm today (4/18/18).  The final size of the fire was one-quarter of an acre.  THIS WILL BE THE FINAL UPDATE FOR THE RUSSIA FIRE UNLESS THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO REPORT. Regarding smoke, in the […]

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Scout Fire – FINAL UPDATE – 4/17/18 – 10:00 AM Update

SCOUT FIRE UPDATE – 4/17/18  10:00 am – The Scout Fire is now 75% contained at 16 acres.  The change in the number of acres (from what was originally reported) is due to more accurate mapping. Firefighters will continue to work towards full containment and will also patrol the area over the next few days.  The […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on L-T West Prescribed Burn

Mimbres, NM, April 16, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The L-T West Prescribed Burn, on the Wilderness Ranger District, is staffed and in a monitor/patrol status. Currently, no further firing ignitions are planned. Winds are variable, and the edges around the 17 mile perimeter are cooling. Turkey hunters are in the area and report that turkeys have […]

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Update on L-T West Prescribed Burn

Mimbres, NM, April 10, 2018—For Immediate Release.  Fire crews have completed the black-lining operations on the L-T West Prescribed Burn. Approximately 2,000 acres have burned. Blacklining involves crews burning fuels adjacent to a control line before igniting a prescribed burn. This activity is done in heavy fuels to reduce heat on the crews and lessen […]

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Gila National Forest: L-T West Prescribed Burn Planned on Wilderness Ranger District

Mimbres, NM; April 6, 2018 – For Immediate Release – The Wilderness Ranger District will be conducting prescribed burning in the L-T West burn area. The planned dates to start is April 9, weather dependent. This project is funded by New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, Big Game Enhancement Program. The L-T West Rx […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District – Prescribed Fire Update for Perk Project – 4/1/18, 9:00 pm

Lincoln National Forest – Sacramento Ranger District – Perk Prescribed Fire project Learn more about how the US Forest Service uses prescribed fire to restore the forest environment: https://www.fs.fed.us/managing-land/fire/resilient-landscapes/prescribed-fire Prescribed Fire Update – 4/1/1 – 9:00 pm – Today firefighters treated 140 acres on the Perk Project with prescribed fire, bringing the total number of acres treated (to […]

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Lincoln National Forest News Release: Prescribed Fire Operations scheduled to resume on Guadalupe Ranger District

CARLSBAD and QUEEN, NM – March 27, 2018 – Fire managers on the Guadalupe District of the Lincoln National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable burning conditions over the next six weeks. Three prescribed fire projects are ready for the implementation phase, which includes ignitions. The primary objectives of these “burns” are to reduce […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Planning Gallinas Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, March 1, 2018 – The Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Gallinas Prescribed Burn is expected to begin sometime this spring and continue for as long as weather and fuel moisture conditions are favorable. Up to 3,400 acres will be treated in the […]

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Glenwood Ranger District planning a pile burn

Glenwood, NM, February 16, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning to burn the Sheridan Slash Pile in the next two weeks dependent on weather conditions. This slash pile is located on the Sheridan Ridge Road (County Road CO54) approximately seven miles south of Glenwood. This burn will take one […]

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New Fire Start – DARK Fire – Located 6 miles south of Cloudcroft, NM

New Fire Start – DARK Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 01/19/18/17  4:00 pm Jurisdiction: New Mexico State Forestry and/or Private AND Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Incident Commander:  USFS Date/Time Detected: 01/19/18  11:28 am Location: Approximately 6 miles south of Cloudcroft, NM.  Fire started near Dark Canyon and Highway 130 Lat/Long: 32 deg, 54 min, 4.04 sec X […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update for Smokey Bear Ranger District – 01/10/18, 9:00 am

Prescribed Fire Update:  January 10, 2018 – NO IGNITIONS PLANNED FOR TODAY!  Firefighters will be patrolling and monitoring the Grindstone Mesa prescribed fire project today.  Today’s weather forecast calls for higher precipitation and increased humidity which would not allow for successful ignition operations.  Firefighters will continue to evaluate weather conditions (on a daily basis) over […]

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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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