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BLM plans prescribed burn activities in Chaves and Lincoln counties

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct prescribed fire operations beginning this week and lasting through May. The agency plans to burn approximately 1,400 acres throughout Chaves and eastern Lincoln counties. The operations are weather dependent and will take several days to complete. Smoke from the burn may be visible from Roswell, Midway, Dexter, […]

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Prescribed Burn in Dripping Springs Natural Area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning a prescribed burn at the Dripping Springs Natural Area near Las Cruces, N.M. The Dripping Springs prescribed burn is planned for Feb. 15, 2022. Smoke will be highly visible to the City of Las Cruces and the surrounding communities. The Dripping Springs Trail, which begins at the […]

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Prescribed fire planned in Lincoln County

Beginning the week of Feb. 7, 2022, and possibly continuing through March, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct prescribed fire operations approximately ten miles northeast of Ruidoso and six miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County. The 600-acre Eastwell slash pile unit is located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. […]

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Prescribed Burns Scheduled on the Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Prescribed Burns West of Ruidoso Ruidoso, NM – Feb. 7, 2022—The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest is planning to conduct prescribed burns in the Grindstone and Perk Canyon areas west of Ruidoso as early as tomorrow, Tuesday, February 8. Prescribed burning will continue throughout winter and spring as conditions allow. Crews […]

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Prescribe Burn Scheduled on the Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Pile Burning in La Laz and Maruche Canyons ALAMOGORDO, NM – Jan. 19, 2022 —Fire managers on the Lincoln National Forest are planning to prescribe burn piles of slash in La Laz and Maruche Canyons, 2—3 miles north of High Rolls, beginning this week in advance of warmer, drier weather come summer. Approximately 146 acres […]

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Otero County Slash Pit Burn Scheduled on Monday

Cloudcroft, NM – January 7, 2022– The Otero County Slash Pit located northeast of Cloudcroft, NM on Highway 244 is scheduled to be burned on Monday, January 10, 2022. Smoke will be visible from Cloudcroft and along nearby roadways including Hwy 244 and Hwy 82. Please use extra caution when driving in smokey conditions. Guidelines […]

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New Fire Start: Cora Dutton Fire, Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Incident Name – Cora Dutton Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 21 Acres Cause: Human Caused Date/Time Detected: Dec. 30, 2021, 1:50 pm Location: 1/2 mile south of Nogal Lake off of Highway 37. Near Ranchos Camp and Cora Dutton. Firefighting Resources: Forest Service and Lincoln County firefighters are on scene. Fuel Type:  […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Catron County

Beginning Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 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: Alamocita Pile Burn – 135 acres, located east of Pietown and approximately 10 miles north […]

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San Pedro Prescribed Fire Planned and Info Sharing Session

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office is hosting an opportunity to share information on an upcoming prescribed burn near San Pedro, N.M. The information session, which will take place on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m., will be held at the Santa Fe County-Edgewood Volunteer Fire District Station 3, 3 Oro Quay Road, […]

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Gila NF: Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project planned for Poverty Creek Wildland Urban Interface

Truth or Consequences, NM. October 15, 2021.  The Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District is planning a hazardous fuels reduction project, estimated at 150 acres in the Poverty Creek Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). The Black Range Ranger District is continuing work on reducing hazardous fuels, including prescribed burning, for the fall/winter of 2021-2022 on […]

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BLM NM Rio Puerco Field Office to Conduct Prescribed Fires

Beginning Oct. 18, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to implement four prescribed fire projects this fall and winter. The exact timing will largely depend upon weather conditions. Details on each specific project follow: Mesa Chivato Prescribed Fire – Located within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas, west of Highway 550 and […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 15, 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/   Fire Phone 575-519-0103 JOHNSON FIRE Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                                       Size: ~ 73,069                                         Cause:  […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 13, 2021

Sunday, June 13, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/   Fire Phone 575-519-0103 JOHNSON FIRE Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                                       Size: ~ 63,551                                         Cause:  […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 11, 2021

Friday, June 11, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/   Fire Phone 575-519-0103 JOHNSON FIRE Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                       Size: ~ 50,384                                         Cause:  Lightning    […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 10, 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/   Fire Phone 575-519-0103 JOHNSON FIRE Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                                    Size: ~ 46,790                                        Cause:  […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 13, 2021

Updates will now be released every other day unless there is a significant change to report. Acres: 7,040 acres Containment: 50% Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer. Start Date: April 26, 2021 Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire spread towards Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area. Ruidoso, New Mexico, May […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 11, 2021

Updates will now be released every other day unless there is a significant change.  Acres: 7,040 acres  Containment: 50%  Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer.  Start Date: April 26, 2021  Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation  Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire spread towards Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area.  Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 11, 2021  – On Sunday, May […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 4, 2021

Acres: 7,020 acres Containment: 23% Resources: 284 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer. Start Date: April 26, 2021: 8:00 am Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area. Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 4, 2021 – Moderate winds […]

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