Archive | Southeast NM RSS feed for this section

Lincoln National Forest Sacramento Ranger District to Burn Piles Feb. 19-20

Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger will burn slash piles near Alamo Peak today and tomorrow, weather permitting. Fire managers will monitor conditions closely to ensure they fall within the ranges identified in the burn plan. Crews hope to consume 12 hand piles of mixed conifer located along Alamo Peak Road between […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Prescribed Burns Planned in Lincoln County

Beginning in February 2019, and continuing into the spring, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 5 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.  There are two prescribed fires being planned to take place within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area […]

Continue reading

Lincoln National Forest – New Start – 1/21/2019, 16:25: Homestead Fire

Lincoln National Forest – New Start – Homestead Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Date/Time Detected: 1/21/2019, 2:35pm Location: Near FS Road 120A. NE of Ruidoso, NM Firefighting Resources: Local, County and Forest Service resources are responding to the fire. Size: 15-20 Acres Cause: Unknown Initial Status: The Homestead Fire was reported around 2:35 […]

Continue reading

Lincoln National Forest – Kellar Fire Update: 10:00 pm

All future updates will be posted on Inciweb Incident Name – Kellar Fire Fire Update: 5/29/2018, 10:00 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 5/22/2018, 9:52am Location: North of Queen, NM Lat/Long: Lat: 32°,12′,42.92″, Lon: 104°,40′,45.47″ Legal Description: T24S, R22E, SWSW Sec 14 Firefighting Resources: Type 3 Incident Management Team, 3 Hot Shot Crews, 2 Type-3 Engines, […]

Continue reading

Lincoln National Forest – 5/28/18 – Kellar Fire Update: 6:00pm

Incident Name – Kellar Fire Fire Update: 5/28/2018, 6:00 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 5/22/2018, 9:52am Location: North of Queen, NM Lat/Long: Lat: 32°,12′,42.92″, Lon: 104°,40′,45.47″ Legal Description: T24S, R22E, SWSW Sec 14 Firefighting Resources: Type 3 Incident Management Team, 3 Hot Shot Crews, 2 Type-3 Engines, 5 Type-6 Engines, 2 Water Tenders, 1 Helicopter Module. […]

Continue reading

Lincoln National Forest – 5/27/18 – Kellar Fire Update: 8:30pm

Incident Name – Kellar Fire Fire Update: 5/27/2018, 8:30 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 5/22/2018, 9:52am Location: Northeast of Queen, NM Lat/Long: Lat: 32°,12′,42.92″, Lon: 104°,40′,45.47″ Legal Description: T24S, R22E, SWSW Sec 14 Firefighting Resources: Type 3 Incident Management Team, 3 Hot Shot Crews, 2 Type-3 Engines, 5 Type-6 Engines, 2 Water Tenders, 1 Helicopter Module. […]

Continue reading

Lincoln National Forest – 5/24/2018 – Kellar Fire Update: 8:30 pm

New Fire Start – Kellar Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 5/24/2018, 8:15pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 5/22/2018, 9:52am Location: Northeast of Queen, NM Lat/Long: Lat: 32°,12′,42.92″, Lon: 104°,40′,45.47″, Legal Description: T24S, R22E, SWSW Sec 14 Firefighting Resources: Type 3 Incident Management Team, 3 Hot Shot Crews, 2 Engines, 1 Helicopter. Total personnel: 75 […]

Continue reading

Lincoln National Forest – 5/23/2018 – Kellar Fire: Initial Post

New Fire Start – Kellar Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 5/23/2018, 6:15pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 5/22/2018, 9:52am Location: Northeast of Queen, NM Lat/Long: Lat: 32°,12′,42.92″, Lon: 104°,40′,45.47″, Legal Description: T24S, R22E, SWSW Sec 14 Firefighting Resources: 2 Engines, 1 Hot Shot Crew Values at Risk: Community of Queen, NM, Sitting Bull […]

Continue reading

Lincoln National Forest – May 11 – 9:45 pm – Bullis Prescribed Fire Update

Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District BULLIS PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE: May 11, 2018 – 9:45 pm – Today, firefighters successfully treated an additional 700 acres with prescribed fire on the Bullis project.  They plan to continue with ignition operations again tomorrow if conditions are favorable. May 11, 2018 – 2:00 pm – With favorable fuel […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger elevates to HIGH

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – As temperatures increase and drying winds become a frequent, almost daily occurrence, the potential for wildland fire starts increases significantly. Based on current weather and fuel conditions, along with the increase in visitors and recreational activities on the Forest, the Fire Danger Rating will be elevated to HIGH, effective […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Wildfires are No Drone Zones

New Mexico wildfire officials need the public’s help to ensure that drones, hobby aircraft or other Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), are not used near wildfire incidents, regardless of the size of the fire.  Use of drones is the most common incursion of UAS above wildfires and is potentially deadly.   To help you fly safely, here […]

Continue reading

Are Potential Wildfire Dangers Lurking Around Your Home?

Wildfire season is nearly upon us but it doesn’t have to be a disaster. While New Mexico State Forestry and its interagency partners are well prepared for the season, the little things you do now can make a big difference. Our friends at PNM have some tips on how simply trimming your trees could help prevent […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Lincoln National Forest – Soldier Prescribed Fire FINAL UPDATE – 5/6/17 7:30 PM – All ignition operations completed – 4,300 acres treated with Prescribed Fire

Guadalupe Ranger District – Soldier Prescribed Fire (Lat:  32.0817 x Long. -104.7731) 4,300 acres, broadcast burn.  Located 40 miles southwest of Carlsbad and about 5 miles south of Queen, NM.  CURRENT UPDATES/NOTICES:  Prescribed Fire FINAL UPDATE – 5/6/17 – 7:30 pm:  Firefighters treated an additional 1300 acres today using hand and aerial ignitions.  To date, firefighters have […]

Continue reading

BLM Prescribed Burn Planned in Lincoln County

Prescribed Burn Planned in Lincoln County   Beginning in September 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso in Lincoln County within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area.  The Bench Three prescribed fire will be 350 acres of hand piles above the […]

Continue reading

Lincoln National Forest – FINAL UPDATE 8/18/16 6 pm – Lawyer Fire 90% Contained

Lawyer Fire 8/18/16 – 6:00 pm Fire Update – The Lawyer Fire is now 90% contained.  Firefighters expect to increase containment over the next couple of days.    This will be the LAST UPDATE, UNLESS, there is a significant change to report. 8/17/16 – 7:30 pm Fire Update – No change to report on the Lawyer Fire today.  Next […]

Continue reading

Lincoln National Forest – Fox Fire – 8/9/16 9:15 pm FINAL UPDATE

8/9/16 – 9:15 pm Fire Update – the Fox Fire was contained and controlled on 8/7/16 at 9:53 am.  There was no additional growth reported.  This is the FINAL UPDATE for the Fox Fire. New Fire Start – Fox Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 8/6/16  10:30 am Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 8/5/16 1:47 […]

Continue reading