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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 […]

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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 […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Game Tank Fire FINAL Update 6/14/16

Lincoln National Forest – Game Tank Fire FINAL Update, 6/14/16, 12:15 P.M. The Game Tank Fire is 100% contained.  Size remains 7 acres.  All firelines are secure.  Some fuels within the interior of the fire continue to burn at a low intensity reducing buildup of crowded vegetation.  A few resources remain on scene to monitor […]

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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger lessens to MODERATE

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – Recent pulses of rain showers over the general area, combined with a weather forecast calling for isolated showers and thunderstorms contributed to the current conditions that best describe the Lincoln National Forest at the MODERATE Fire Danger rating. Effective Friday morning, all Forest-wide fire danger rating signs will display […]

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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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