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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 13, 2021

Updates will now be released every other day unless there is a significant change to report. Acres: 7,040 acres Containment: 50% Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer. Start Date: April 26, 2021 Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire spread towards Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area. Ruidoso, New Mexico, May […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 11, 2021

Updates will now be released every other day unless there is a significant change.  Acres: 7,040 acres  Containment: 50%  Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer.  Start Date: April 26, 2021  Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation  Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire spread towards Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area.  Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 11, 2021  – On Sunday, May […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 3, 2021

Acres: 7,119 Percent Containment: 23% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 317 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, March 3, 2021 – Strong wind gusts yesterday tested the fire lines constructed by fire crews over the past several days. […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 2, 2021

Acres: 7,119 Percent Containment: 19% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 337 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, March 2, 2021 – A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for today. This means warm […]

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Able Fire Update, August 24, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Able Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District  Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 18, 2020 Location: Scott Able Canyon, New Mexico Lat/Long: Example 32°42’56.0″N / 105°43’53.0″W Firefighting Resources: 2 Type 6-Engines and support personnel Fuel Type:  Grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: None Fire Update: Yesterday, firefighters brought ample water to increase […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Final Update, August 21, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 3,070 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM, near Dark Canyon Lat/Long: Example 33°40’0.16 N / 105°37”42.61″W  Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine Values at Risk: None Fire Update: Fire activity on the Dark Canyon Fire is low with the […]

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Able Fire Update, August 21, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Able Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 18, 2020 Location: Scott Able Canyon, New Mexico Lat/Long: Example 32°42’56.0″N 105°43’53.0W” Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine, 1 hand crew and support personnel Total Personnel: 18 Fuel Type:  Grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: None Fire Update: Firefighters took advantage of […]

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Able Fire Update, August 20, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name: Able Fire Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date Detected: August 18, 2020 Location: near Scott Able Canyon Lat/Long: 32°42’56.0″N  105°43’53.0″W Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine, 1 hand crew, support personnel (16 total personnel) Fuel Type: grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: no structures at […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Update-August 19, 2020: Containment Jumps to 45%

Size: 3,030 acres Containment: 45% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM near Dark Canyon Total Personnel: 25 Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Date/Time Detected: 8/4/20 at 4:30 pm Fire Update: A large interior pocket of unburned fuel on the east side of the […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Update: August 17, 2020

Size: 2,527 acres Containment: 10% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM Total Personnel: 45 Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Date/Time Detected: 8/4/20 at 4:30 pm Dark Canyon Fire Maps Fire Update: On Sunday, the Dark Canyon Fire received up to ¼ inch of […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Update August 15, 2020: Firing Operations Planned for Today

Size: 1,509 acres Containment: 10% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM Total Personnel: 120 Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Date/Time Detected: 8/4/20 at 4:30 pm Dark Canyon Fire Maps Fire Update: The Dark Canyon Fire received light precipitation yesterday afternoon moderating fire activity. […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Update August 13, 2020: Fire Grows In Size But Is Still Within Suppression Strategy Area

Size: 1,324 acres Containment: 10% Cause: Lightning Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM Total Personnel: 120 Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Date/Time Detected: 8/4/20 at 4:30 pm Dark Canyon Fire Maps Fire Update: The Dark Canyon Fire remains within the Suppression Strategy Area and is […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Dark Canyon Fire Update August 8, 2020: Crew Conduct Firing Operations

Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 300 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Values at Risk: Private Land Dark Canyon Fire […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Dark Canyon Fire Update August 7, 2020

Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 300 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Values at Risk: Private Land […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Dark Canyon Fire Update August 6, 2020

Incident Name: Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 30 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Values at Risk: […]

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Lincoln National Forest: New Fire Start – Dark Canyon Fire (Smokey Bear Ranger District)

Incident Name: Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 0.25 acre Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Firefighting Resources: 3 engines, 1 patrol unit, plus additional personnel Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa […]

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Lincoln National Forest Final Cherry Fire Update July 23, 2020

Final Update on the Cherry Fire: July 23, 2020 Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls.Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″WSize: 48 acresCause: LightningDate Detected: July 16, 2020 Fire Update: Yesterday and the day prior, the fire received steady precipitation for over an hour, greatly lessening fire activity. […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Cherry Fire Update: July 21, 2020

Cherry Fire Update: July 21, 2020 Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls. Date Detected: July 16, 2020 Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Size: 48 acres Cause: Lightning Fire Resources: 2 Utility vehicles, 2 Engines, 1 bulldozer; approximately 33 total personnel. Containment: 20% Fire Update:  The control […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Cherry Fire Update: July 20, 2020

Cherry Fire Update: July 20, 2020 Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls. Date Detected: July 16, 2020 Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Size: 32 acres Cause: Lightning Fire Resources: 2 Utility vehicles, 3 Engines, 1 bulldozer, 1 water tender; approximately 35 total personnel. Containment: 20% Fire […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Cherry Fire Update July 19, 2020

Fire Grows to 17 acres; 60% Chance of Rain Predicted Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls. Date Detected: July 16, 2020 Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Size: 17 acres Cause: Lightning Fire Resources: 2 utility vehicles + personnel, 2 engines, 1 bulldozer, 1 water tender, plus […]

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