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FINAL UPDATE for Baylor Canyon Fire, now 90% Contained – 3/5/19 7:00 PM

This is the FINAL UPDATE for the BAYLOR CANYON FIRE (UNLESS there is a SIGNIFICANT CHANGE to report) Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected: 3/2/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:  The Baylor Canyon […]

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Ignition Operations completed on Dripping Springs Prescribed Burn – Update 3/5/19 4:15 PM

Dripping Springs Prescribed Burn UPDATE – 3/5/19  4:15 PM Firefighters have completed ignition operations on the Dripping Springs Prescribed Burn.  They were successful in treating the entire target area of 50 acres.  Mild winds contributed to smoke dispersal, which minimized smoke impacts.  Firefighting personnel will remain on site to patrol and monitor the area into […]

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Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire Update 3/5/19 11:20 AM – Test Fire successful, firefighters are proceeding with ignitions

The fire suppression effort is ongoing as 13 firefighters are winding down fire operations on the 50-acre Baylor Canyon Fire,  which is 75% contained.    UPDATE:  3/5/19  11:20 AM – The TEST FIRE on the Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire was successful!  Firefighters are proceeding with ignitions.  Update from the prescribed fire (at 1:00 PM) is […]

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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/5/19 10:30 AM – Road Closure has been LIFTED

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/5/19   10:30 AM Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected: 3/2/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:   Today, 13 personnel (combination of BLM and Forest Service firefighters), two engines and […]

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Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire – Ignitions Planned for TODAY, March 5th

The fire suppression effort is ongoing as 13 firefighters are winding down fire operations on the 50-acre Baylor Canyon Fire,  which is 75% contained.    The Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire is scheduled for ignition operations TODAY, March 5th, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  The standard protocol is […]

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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/4/19 7:30 PM

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/4/19   7:30 PM Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected: 3/2/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:   As of this evening, 13 personnel (combination of BLM and Forest Service firefighters), several […]

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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/4/19 11:00 AM

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/4/19   11:00 AM Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected: 3/2/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:  BLM and Forest Service firefighters are currently assigned to the Baylor Canyon Fire.  […]

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BLM – Las Cruces District – Ignition Operations on Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire Project scheduled for Tuesday, March 5th

Fire behavior has moderated significantly on the 50-acre Baylor Canyon Fire which was 50% contained by Sunday (3/3/19) evening.  Full suppression efforts continue on the fire.  The Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire is scheduled for ignition operations on March 5, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  The standard […]

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

2019 L-T East Rx Vicinity Map Mimbres, NM; March 4, 2019 – For Immediate Release – The Wilderness Ranger District will be conducting prescribed burning in the L-T East burn area. The planned dates to start are mid-to-late April, weather dependent. This project is funded by the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, Big […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District – Hop/Patterson Canyon Prescribed Fire begins February 20, 2019

Magdalena, NM, February 19, 2019 – Fire Managers at Cibola National Forest will begin a prescribed fire on the Magdalena Ranger District tomorrow, February 20, 2019. This planned ignition will be conducted under specific conditions to restore the fire dependent ecosystem.  This pile burn will promote forest health in many ways by reducing forest fuels, […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Chaves County

Beginning in February and continuing through spring 2019, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico plans to conduct prescribed burns in Chaves County.  The Sand Ranch (Map_SandRanch_Spring_2019) prescribed fire consists of three burn units located 40 miles east of Roswell.  The operations are dependent upon favorable weather conditions and will take several days to complete.  Smoke […]

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Gila NF: Reserve RD planning a prescribed burn near Collins Park

Reserve Ranger District planning a prescribed burn near Collins Park Reserve, NM, February 4, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District is planning on implementing two (2) prescribed fires (La Jolla and Shantie Springs) including approximately 6,000 acres which is located near Collins Park and surrounding area. The prescribed burns are tentatively scheduled for this […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Socorro County

Beginning Feb. 11 and continuing until March 15, the Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office and private landowners, plan to burn approximately 2,500 acres of grass and brush located east of Socorro, NM, weather permitting.  There are five burn units, located 10-20 miles north of […]

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UPDATE – Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdaelna Ranger District- Hop/Patterson Canyon Prescribed Fire will be implemented when conditons are favorable

Magdalena, NM, January 29, 2019 – Fire Managers at Cibola National Forest will execute several prescribed fires on the Magdalena Ranger District this winter.  These planned ignitions are conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems.  They promote forest health in many ways by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients, and increasing habitat diversity.  They […]

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Gila NF: Silver City Ranger District Fire Personnel to conduct Pile Burning at Fort Bayard Administrative Site

Silver City, NM, November 30, 2018— Silver City Ranger District fire personnel will begin prescribed burning activity beginning the week of December 3, as weather conditions permit.  The woody debris pile is located at the Ft. Bayard Administrative Site.  The pile is the product of safety measures taken at the Administrative Site. Projected moisture may […]

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Gila NF:Quemado Ranger District continuing prescribed burn operations near Armijo Springs

Quemado, NM, November 30, 2018—The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, plans to continue prescribed burning operations as conditions allow beginning the week of December 3. The area targeted for pile burning is west of the Armijo Springs Campground, located in Township 2 South Range 17 West Section 26.  Approximately 18 mechanical piles remain with […]

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

Reserve, NM, November 19, 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 the week of November 26, when desired weather and fire conditions permit. The project should […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Sandoval County

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on 75 acres of BLM-managed lands located approximately 13 miles south of Cuba, N.M. between Nov. 28 – Dec. 31, weather permitting.  The burn is expected to take one day and will be conducted on the east side of Highway […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Cibola County

The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on approximately 1,000 acres within the El Malpais National Conservation Area, located approximately 40 miles southeast of Grants, NM, beginning Nov. 26, weather permitting.  Fire managers estimate it will take approximately 2 – 4 days to complete the burning operations, […]

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Gila NF: Pile Burning Planned for Wilderness RD

Mimbres, NM, November 2, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Wilderness Ranger District is planning to burn piles through the remainder of the fall and winter 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 […]

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