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Lincoln National Forest -Sacramento Ranger District- New Fire Start: Middle Fire

Incident Name – Middle Fire Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: .10 Cause: Lightning Date Detected: August 31, 2019 Location: 8 miles southeast of Weed, NM between the towns of Weed and Duncan. Lat/Long: Example: 32°46’12.25″N 105°21’41.41W Legal Description: T18S, R15E, SESW Sec 1 Firefighting Resources: 4 engine crews Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine, Grass understory […]

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Blue Mountain Fire – Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola NF – 8/27/2019

Magdalena, NM; August 27, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Blue Mountain Fire, located approximately 3 ½ miles northwest of Blue Mountain in the San Mateo Mountains, on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began Sunday, August 25, 2019 and has increased to 42 acres in size.  A course of action […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/23/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  9214 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Fire Update 8/23/2019: Smoke was visible the past two days on the Rawhide Fire as it […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Cibola County

Beginning Aug. 21–Sept. 30, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on approximately 1,800 acres within the El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA), weather permitting.  Fire managers estimate it will take several periods of approximately two to four days to complete the project, although smoke may be […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Catron County

Beginning Aug. 21-Sept. 30, the Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office plans to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County, weather permitting. Details on each location and size are as follows: Pietown Pile Burn – 20 acres, located one mile west of Pietown and immediately north of Highway […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/19/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  8,004 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Fire Update 8/19/2019: The Rawhide Fire was active over the weekend as crews conducted aerial and […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/9/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  4 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 9, 2019, 11:20 am Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Firefighting Resources: 1 Engine and additional fire personnel. Fire Update: The Rawhide Fire started August 9, 2019, on the Guadalupe Ranger […]

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Gila National Forest: Two lightning-caused fires on Reserve Ranger District

Prairie Fire The lightning-caused Prairie Fire was reported on Thursday, August 1, and is approximately 1 acre, burning on National Forest System lands in Carton County, NM. This fire lies just east of the scenic overlook on US Hwy 180, seven miles south of Luna, NM. This fire is visible from US Hwy 180. With […]

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Gila National Forest – Two lightning-caused fires on Black Range Ranger District

Adobe Fire The lightning-caused Adobe Fire, reported yesterday, is approximately 25-30 acre, burning on National Forest System lands, Sierra County, NM. This fire lies just east of the private property, Los Adobe Ranch; and three miles south of an El Paso Electric powerline. It is burning in grass and ponderosa pine. This fire is visible […]

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Gila National Forest – Mail Fire on Quemado Ranger District

Mail_SO Incident Start Date:  July 31, 2019                         Cause:  Lightning Acres:  15                                                                     Containment:  0% Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine Strategy:  Keep the fire south of FSR 35, east of Trail #125, and west of Trail #761. Monitor fire to the south downslope. Incident Commander: Mike Burnham (ICT4)  Planned Activity: The Escondido Wildland Fire Module will scout and assess […]

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BLM to Conduct Prescribed Fire in Sandoval County

Between July 31 – Aug. 14, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on 40 acres of BLM-managed lands located approximately 13 miles south of Cuba, New Mexico, weather permitting.  The burn is expected to take one day, and will be conducted on the east side of […]

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Gila National Forest – Two lightning-caused Fires on Glenwood Ranger District

Coal Fire The lightning-caused Coal Fire is approximately 1 acre, burning on National Forest System lands, Grant County, NM. This fire lies within the boundaries of the Hells Hole Wilderness Study Area, west of Mule Creek and south of NM Hwy 78. This fire is continuing to smolder and burn in heavy dead and down […]

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Gila National Forest – Slash Pile Burn Planned for Glenwood Ranger District

Glenwood, NM, July 26, 2019 — The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District will be burning the Sheridan Mesa Slash Pile, weather and resources permitting. Implementation may occur as early as Monday, July 29th. It is anticipated that this community slash pit could be ignited three to six times per year depending on fuel accumulations. […]

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Gila National Forest – Canteen Fire – Glenwood Ranger District

Incident Start Date: July 25, 2019                     Cause: Lightning Acres: ~9                                                         Containment: 0% Vegetation: Grass and pinyon juniper Strategy: Monitor                                              Incident Commander: S. Manning, ICT4  Summary:  The lightning-caused Canteen Fire is approximately 9 acres, burning on National Forest System lands, Grant County, NM. This fire lies within the boundaries of the Gila Wilderness, east […]

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Gila National Forest: Pile Burning Planned for

Quemado, NM, July 19, 2019—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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Gila National Forest – Pile burning planned on Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, July 18, 2019 – 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 scheduled […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Received Rain on the Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 17, 2019 –  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire size remained at 600 acres due to precipitation received over the fire perimeter.  There are with approximately 193 […]

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Gila National Forest: Three Fires on Black Range Ranger District – Update for July 15, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 1,200 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire is demonstrating low fire behavior with scattered precipitation throughout the area.   Skid Fire The lightning-caused Skid Fire is approximately 155 acres, burning on National Forest System lands […]

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Gila National Forest – Fires on Wilderness Ranger District – Update for July 15, 2019

Rocky Fire The lightning-caused Rocky Fire is approximately 350 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness.  This fire is demonstrating low fire behavior with some growth to the north and west and remains east of Forest Road 150.   South Fire The lightning-caused South Fire remains at 3,060 acres, burning […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 14, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire has grown to an estimated 500 acres with approximately 100 personnel assigned.  Resources include one […]

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