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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Dips from High to Moderate

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM, May 19, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Recent rain showers over the past few weeks have resulted in temporary relief and a brief delay of the upcoming fire season. Fire officials have determined that now, with the precipitation we’ve received, current conditions reflect a MODERATE fire danger rating for the […]

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Coyote Fire Update: Wetting rains slow fire growth

Wetting rains slow fire growth Sunday May 15, 2016 Fire: Coyote Fire Total Personnel: 346 Acres: 10,939 Start Date: May 7, 2016 Cause: Lightning Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM Containment: 30% Fuels/Topography: Grass/brush/chaparral, rugged terrain Yesterday: Wetting rains fell over much of the fire area yesterday resulting in mostly smoldering and creeping fire […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Draw Fire – FIRST AND FINAL UPDATE

New Fire Start – Draw Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 5/14/16  8:07 pm Location: Approximately 4 miles southwest of Queen, NM Lat/Long: 32 deg, 8 min, 59.85 sec X 104, 45 min, 0.36 min Legal Description: T25S, R21E, Sec 12 Firefighting Resources: 1 – FS Incident Commander, 1 FS Engine, […]

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Coyote Fire Update: Ignitions protect cabins; increase forest sustainability

Saturday May 14, 2016 Fire: Coyote Fire                                            Total Personnel: 332 Acres: 12,500 Start Date: May 7, 2016                                                                                 Cause: Lightning                                            Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM           Containment: 30% Fuels/Topography: Grass/brush/chaparral, rugged terrain                                           […]

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Coyote Fire Update: Weather slows fire growth; protection work continues

Fire: Coyote Fire                                            Total Personnel: 375 Acres: 10,000 Start Date: May 7, 2016                                                                                 Cause: Lightning                                            Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM           Containment: 30% Fuels/Topography: Grass/brush/chaparral, rugged terrain                                                    […]

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Cold front to slow fire growth

Thursday May 12, 2016 Fire: Coyote Fire Total Personnel: 243 Acres: 9,800 Start Date: May 7, 2016 Cause: Lightning Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM Containment: 30% Fuels/Topography: Grass/brush/chaparral, rugged terrain Yesterday: The fire grew by approximately 800 acres with active, healthy spread to the south and east within the Park. Firefighters reported primarily […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District – 5/1/16 – 3:45 PM FINAL UPDATE ON GOAT Rx

5/1/2016 – 3:45 PM PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE: Low level cloud cover over the Goat Rx has assisted firefighters in mop-up efforts. There are very few smokes visible at this time. Firefighters will continue to mop-up, monitor conditions, and patrol the area for the next few days. This will be the FINAL UPDATE unless there is a significant […]

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Lincoln National Forest – FINAL FIRE UPDATE: 4/23/16 11:00 am – Gilson Canyon Fire

Fire Update:  4/22/16  11:00 am  “Gilson Canyon Fire” Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 4/20/16  3:05 pm Location: Approximately 6 miles northeast of Queen, NM and east of Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area Lat/Long: 32 deg, 14 min, 32.31 sec X 104 deg, 41’ 26.89 min Legal Description: T24S, R22E, Sec 3 Firefighting […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – “412 Fire” – Firefighters kept fire to less than 1/0th of an acre.

New Fire Start – “412 Fire” Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 4/13/16  5:45 pm Location:  Approximately 3 miles southwest of Queen, NM near County Road 412 Lat/Long: 32 deg, 9 min, 19.12 sec X 104 deg, 45’ 6.84 min Legal Description: T25S, R12E, Sec 1 Size:  less than 1/10th of an […]

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