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Keep Fall Season Wildfire Safety in Mind, Oct. 7, 2019

As the fall season begins, land managers would like to remind the public to practice wildfire safety while enjoying the outdoors. Federal and state wildfire cooperators in New Mexico urge caution for those participating in hunting and other outdoor activities to go prepared to avoid sparking a fire. Just one small spark or heat from […]

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Prescribed burn planned in Lincoln County

Beginning in October, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.  The 1,130 acre project will take place within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. These operations are weather dependent and will take several […]

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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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Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District- Lone Mountain Fire Update 6/29/2019

Incident Name – Lone Mountain Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 1350 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: May 26, 2019 Location: 6 miles north of White Oaks, NM. Lat/Long: 33.80809, -105.7386 Legal Description: T6S, R12E, SESW Sec 1 Fuel Type:  Pinyon/Juniper, Grass, Ponderosa Pine Values at Risk: None Fire Update: The […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District- Lone Mountain Fire Update 6/28/2019

Incident Name – Lone Mountain Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 1100 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: May 26, 2019 Location: 6 miles north of White Oaks, NM. Lat/Long: 33.80809, -105.7386 Legal Description: T6S, R12E, SESW Sec 1 Fuel Type:  Pinyon/Juniper, Grass, Ponderosa Pine Values at Risk: None Fire Update: The […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Smokey Bear Ranger District- Pine Lodge Fire Morning Update 6/22/2019

Incident Name – Pine Lodge Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 2998 acres Containment: 0% Containment Strategy: Full Suppression Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: June 19, 2019, at approximately 2:00 pm General Location: Off Highway 246 about 4 miles up Forest Service Road 130 near the Capitan Mountain Wilderness Lat/Long: […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Lewis Prescribed Burn 4/12/2019

The Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District will continue with ignition on the Lewis Prescribed fire today. The prescribed burn is located near the towns of Weed and Sacramento, NM. Smoke may impact various roads in the area and may be visible from the communities of Weed, Mayhill, Sacramento and Cloudcroft NM. The public is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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