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Gila National Forest – Round Fire 6/23/2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    6,577 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 69 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Gila National Forest – Gravel Fire June 22, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  in the area of Snow Lake, Reserve Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 9, 2017                  Size:  2,873 acres                  Cause: Lightning Vegetation:  Short grasses, timber understory and heavy logging slash Resources:  77 personnel, including 2 Type 6 engines. Containment:  0% (managed for multiple resource objectives) Summary:  The Gravel Fire is burning on National […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire June 21, 2017 @ 1000

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    6,577 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Five wildland fire modules, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 96. Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral Fire & Straw Fire – 6/20/2017

Gila West One Pager 6-20-2017 (1)Gila_NF_One_Page_East_06202017 Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 16,321 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  The fire received some precipitation and thunderstorms are expected through Thursday. Operations for the next 3-5 days included continuing to prep FR […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – 6/20/2017 @ 0900

Gila_NF_One_Page_East_06202017Gila West One Pager 6-20-2017 (1) Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   6,399 acres     Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:    Four wildland fire modules, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of […]

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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 […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire June 19, 2017 @ 0900

PIO_8.5X11_Port_20170618_RoundMountain Gila_NF_One Pager_West_6192017(1)Gila_NF_One_Page_East_06192017 Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   6,062 acres     Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:    Four wildland fire modules, 10 smokejumpers, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 85. Containment: […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire 6/18/2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   4,304 acres     Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:    Four wildland fire modules, 10 smokejumpers, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 105. Containment: 0% (managed […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Activity and Air Quality on the Gila National Forest

Gila East One Pager_06_18_2017Gila West One Pager 6-18-2017 (1) Silver City, NM, June 18, 2017—For Immediate Release. Fire activity on the Gila National Forest has been low to moderate. We have lightning-caused fires that are being managed for a variety of resource benefits – to include fuel reduction, watershed restoration, wildlife habitat restoration and forest […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral Fire and Straw Fire on Wilderness Ranger District – Update 6/17/2017 @ 1930

170617_Map_Corral_Straw Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 12,025 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  The fire has burned to the edge of the East Fork of the Gila River and north to Diamond Creek. Crews are prepping FR 150 as well […]

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Lincoln National Forest – MONUMENT Fire updates are now being posted on INCIWEB

ATTN:  Monument Fire updates are now being posted on INCIWEB  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5207 INCIWEB will be used exclusively for all subsequent MONUMENT FIRE updates.  Wildfire Update:  6/4/17  11:00 am –  The Monument Fire is currently being managed under a monitor/confine/point protection strategy. Current size is 1 acre. Firefighting resources assigned include:  4 FS engines, 1 dozer and overhead (approximately 17 personnel). Vicinity Map […]

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Gila National Forest – Final update Baca Fire

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:            May 12, 2017       Size: 11,139 acres   Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:          Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke:                 Smoke is visible within the surrounding area of Mangas Valley. Resources:          Local District Resources                    Incident Commander Type […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Rice Fire is 100% Contained – FINAL Fire Update 6/15/17 1:30 pm

Rice Fire FINAL Fire Update – 06/15/17 – 1:30 pm – Firefighters were successful in containing the Rice Fire at a final size of 1/4 acre.  One engine and 4 firefighters remain assigned to this incident. They will complete mop-up operations within the next day or two.  THIS IS THE FINAL UPDATE FOR THE RICE FIRE, UNLESS THERE IS […]

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Lincoln National Forest – NEW FIRE reported on Sacramento Ranger District – 6/01/17 4:45 pm FIRST AND FINAL Fire Update

New Wildfire reported on the Sacramento Ranger District – BIRTHDAY FIRE: Fire Update – 6/01/17 – 4:45 pm – The Birthday Fire was reported at 3:02 pm on 6/1/17.  It is located about 3 miles NW of Mayhill – (Lat 32 deg, 54 min, 56.91 sec x Long 105 deg, 31 min, 32.15 sec; Legal […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 5/31/17 1:15 pm Prescribed Fire Update – Lucas Well Pile Burn Project: Ignitions on hold

Smokey Bear Ranger District – Lucas Well Pile Burn project located 9 miles east of Ruidoso Prescribed Fire Update -5/31/17 1:15pm – Piles are burning well. Firefighters will not resume ignition operations until more humidity or precipitation is forecasted. Possibly will wait for onset of monsoons to resume ignitions. The primary objectives of this prescribed […]

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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 […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 5/30/17 10:30 am – FINAL Fire Update “Little John” fire on Sacramento Ranger District

Sacramento Ranger District – Little John Fire FINAL FIRE UPDATE:  5/30/17  10:30 am – The Little John Fire was 100% contained at 9:45 pm on May 29 at less than 3/10 of an acre. Light rain helped with the suppression efforts. Firefighters are returning to the fire today and possibly tomorrow to patrol the area. […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 04/16/17 – 6:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update

Prescribed Fire Update – 04/16/17 – 6:30 pm:  Firefighters successfully treated 150 acres today on the Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire project, located north of Mayhill.  Today’s staffing (firefighting resources) included 3 BLM engines, 5 Forest Service engines and one Interagency Hotshot Crew. Total number of personnel:  55.  Firefighters will return to the project tomorrow to […]

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Lincoln National Forest – HIGH describes current Fire Danger for the Forest

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – With the increase in hotter temperatures and drying winds over the past few days, drier fuel moistures have escalated the potential for an increase unwanted wildland fire starts. Based on current weather and fuel conditions and the increase in public and recreational activities within the Forest during the upcoming weeks, […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Campground Fire (3/16/17)

New Fire Start – Campground Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 03/16/17  9:30 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 03/16/17  6:24 pm Location: Approximately 2 miles west of Mayhill, NM and just off of Highway 82 Lat/Long: 32 deg, 54 min, 14.4 sec X 105 deg, 30 min, 15.7 sec Legal Description: T16S, […]

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