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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – 6/20/2017 @ 0900

Gila_NF_One_Page_East_06202017Gila West One Pager 6-20-2017 (1) Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   6,399 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 […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire 6/18/2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   4,304 acres     Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:    Four wildland fire modules, 10 smokejumpers, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 105. Containment: 0% (managed […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Activity and Air Quality on the Gila National Forest

Gila East One Pager_06_18_2017Gila West One Pager 6-18-2017 (1) Silver City, NM, June 18, 2017—For Immediate Release. Fire activity on the Gila National Forest has been low to moderate. We have lightning-caused fires that are being managed for a variety of resource benefits – to include fuel reduction, watershed restoration, wildlife habitat restoration and forest […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral Fire and Straw Fire on Wilderness Ranger District – Update 6/17/2017 @ 1930

170617_Map_Corral_Straw Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 12,025 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  The fire has burned to the edge of the East Fork of the Gila River and north to Diamond Creek. Crews are prepping FR 150 as well […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – June 17, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   4,304 acres     Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:    Four wildland fire modules, 10 smokejumpers, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 105. Containment: 0% (managed […]

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Lincoln National Forest – MONUMENT Fire updates are now being posted on INCIWEB

ATTN:  Monument Fire updates are now being posted on INCIWEB  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5207 INCIWEB will be used exclusively for all subsequent MONUMENT FIRE updates.  Wildfire Update:  6/4/17  11:00 am –  The Monument Fire is currently being managed under a monitor/confine/point protection strategy. Current size is 1 acre. Firefighting resources assigned include:  4 FS engines, 1 dozer and overhead (approximately 17 personnel). Vicinity Map […]

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Gila National Forest-Update on June 15, 2017 – Teacher Fire & Gravel Fires on Reserve Ranger District

Teacher Fire The Teacher Fire is estimated at 3,190 acres.  Today resources on the Teacher Fire patrolled and secured CAT-C021/Snow Lake Road, the handline from the campgrounds to FSR 713, and along FSR 713.  This action was taken to help secure this road network from yesterday’s burning operations.  Late this afternoon or early tomorrow morning […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Rice Fire is 100% Contained – FINAL Fire Update 6/15/17 1:30 pm

Rice Fire FINAL Fire Update – 06/15/17 – 1:30 pm – Firefighters were successful in containing the Rice Fire at a final size of 1/4 acre.  One engine and 4 firefighters remain assigned to this incident. They will complete mop-up operations within the next day or two.  THIS IS THE FINAL UPDATE FOR THE RICE FIRE, UNLESS THERE IS […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on June 14, 2017 – Teacher Fire & Gravel Fire on Reserve Ranger District

Teacher Fire The Teacher Fire is estimated at 325 acres.  Today ground ignitions will be taking fire in two directions.  A crew will be headed from FR 713 down the handline to the campgrounds.  The Fire Module crew will be taking fire from along the handline back to the west, along FR 713 back toward […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – June 14, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District, Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   2,301 acres     Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass Resources:    Two wildland fire modules, smokejumpers, 2 engines, and district personnel totaling 75 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple resource objectives) Summary: The Round Fire is burning on National Forest System lands […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire June 5, 2017 @ 1300

Baca Fire, June 5, 2017 at 1300 Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 12, 2017 Size: 8,800 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke: Smoke is visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Horse Springs and […]

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Lincoln National Forest – NEW FIRE reported on Sacramento Ranger District – 6/01/17 4:45 pm FIRST AND FINAL Fire Update

New Wildfire reported on the Sacramento Ranger District – BIRTHDAY FIRE: Fire Update – 6/01/17 – 4:45 pm – The Birthday Fire was reported at 3:02 pm on 6/1/17.  It is located about 3 miles NW of Mayhill – (Lat 32 deg, 54 min, 56.91 sec x Long 105 deg, 31 min, 32.15 sec; Legal […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 5/31/17 1:15 pm Prescribed Fire Update – Lucas Well Pile Burn Project: Ignitions on hold

Smokey Bear Ranger District – Lucas Well Pile Burn project located 9 miles east of Ruidoso Prescribed Fire Update -5/31/17 1:15pm – Piles are burning well. Firefighters will not resume ignition operations until more humidity or precipitation is forecasted. Possibly will wait for onset of monsoons to resume ignitions. The primary objectives of this prescribed […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 5/30/17 10:30 am – FINAL Fire Update “Little John” fire on Sacramento Ranger District

Sacramento Ranger District – Little John Fire FINAL FIRE UPDATE:  5/30/17  10:30 am – The Little John Fire was 100% contained at 9:45 pm on May 29 at less than 3/10 of an acre. Light rain helped with the suppression efforts. Firefighters are returning to the fire today and possibly tomorrow to patrol the area. […]

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Gila National Forest – Final Kerr Fire Update, 5/27/2017 at 8:50 a.m.

Kerr Fire – May 27, 2017 – 8:50 a.m. Location: 17 miles northeast of Reserve, New Mexico Start Date: May 1, 2017 Size: 11,866 acres Contained: 75%  Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Gambel Oak, Pinon/Juniper Resources: Engines: 2, Type 1 Crew: 1, Total personnel: 27 The fire will transition to a type 4 organization at 7:00 a.m. […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Luera Mountains on State Trust Land South of Datil, NM

Contact: Mark Meyers, Forester (505) 946-7082 The New Mexico State Land Office is preparing for a prescribed burn from May 30-June 10, 2017 on state trust land approximately 30 miles south of Datil, NM in the Luera Mountains. The intent of the burn is to reintroduce fire into the ecosystem.  Returning fire to the area after […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Burn South of Roswell, Late May-Early June

Roswell, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to conduct an approximately 4,500-acre prescribed burn, located 20 miles southwest of Roswell and south of Highway 13, in late May and early June, weather permitting. This project, named the Westside NW Prescribed Fire, is part of a restoration effort to improve rangeland health […]

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Hondito Wildfire Community Meeting Planned

Taos, NM, May 19, 2017—For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are inviting the public to a community meeting 10 am Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Tres Piedras Ranger Station located at 22280 US Highway 64, Tres Piedras 87577.  The meeting will discuss the Hondito Wildfire and answer questions about planned […]

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Baca Fire, May 18, 2017 at 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    670 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, […]

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Baca Fire, May 17, 2017

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    670 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, grass. Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources:    3 […]

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