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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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Lincoln National Forest -Sacramento Ranger District- New Fire Start: Middle Fire

Incident Name – Middle Fire Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: .10 Cause: Lightning Date Detected: August 31, 2019 Location: 8 miles southeast of Weed, NM between the towns of Weed and Duncan. Lat/Long: Example: 32°46’12.25″N 105°21’41.41W Legal Description: T18S, R15E, SESW Sec 1 Firefighting Resources: 4 engine crews Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine, Grass understory […]

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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- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/19/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  8,004 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 8/19/2019: The Rawhide Fire was active over the weekend as crews conducted aerial and […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/9/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  4 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 9, 2019, 11:20 am Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Firefighting Resources: 1 Engine and additional fire personnel. Fire Update: The Rawhide Fire started August 9, 2019, on the Guadalupe Ranger […]

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Lincoln National Forest -Sacramento Ranger District-Hay Fire

Incident Name – Hay Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 0.10 Acre Cause: Unknown Date/Time Detected: Aug 3, 2019, 2:30 pm Location:  Near Hay Canyon, South of Sacramento NM. Firefighting Resources: 3 Engines Fire Update: Crews responded yesterday to a smoke report near Hay Canyon, South of Sacramento, NM on the Sacramento […]

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Gila National Forest – Wagonbed Fire – July 4, 2019

Wagonbed Fire – July 4, 2019  Location: 12 miles south of Winston, NM, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: pinyon juniper mixed with grasses Resources: two Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) crews, four Hot Shot crews, two FS engines, seven smokejumpers Size: ~445 acres Containment: 40% […]

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Gila National Forest – Evening Update on Black Fire – July 3, 2019, @ 7:30 p.m.

The lightning-caused Black Fire is approximately 150 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Gila National Forest. This fire is approximately 20 miles northeast of Mimbres near the Black Canyon and in very steep and rugged terrain. The temperatures this afternoon reached into the mid-90’s with lower relative humidity. The […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Sacramento Ranger District- Telephone Fire Update

This will be the last post on the Telephone Fire, unless there is a significant change in fire activity. Incident Name – Telephone Fire Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District Size: 0.25 Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: July 1, 2019, 3:40pm Location: Near Upper Rio Penasco Rd and Telephone Canyon. 13 miles from Cloudcroft, NM Lat/Long: Example: 32°48’58.79″N 105°45’44.27″W […]

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Pine Lodge Fire Update July 2, 2019

Incident Name – Pine Lodge Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 14,043 acres Containment: 47% Containment Strategy: Full Suppression Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: Thursday, June 19, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m. General Location: Off Highway 246 about 4 miles up Forest Service Road 130 near the Capitan Mountain Wilderness. […]

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Gila National Forest – Wagonbed Fire – July 1, 2019

Location: north of Hermosa, NM, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: pinyon juniper mixed with grasses Resources: Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) crew, one Hot Shot crew, two engines, seven smokejumpers, four helitack crew Size: ~322 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: Matt Britt, ICT3, Colten Moor, […]

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Pine Lodge Fire Update July 1, 2019

Incident Name – Pine Lodge Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 14,043 acres Containment: 46% Containment Strategy: Full Suppression Cause: Unknown Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: Thursday, June 19, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m. 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- Smokey Bear Ranger District- Lone Mountain Fire Update June 30, 2019

Incident Name: Lone Mountain Fire Incident Start Date: May 26, 2019                      Cause: Lightning Size: 1,936 acres Incident Type: Wildfire      Vegetation Type: Pinyon-Juniper, Grass & Ponderosa Pine Fire Strategy: Containment Containment: 30% Fire Map: LoneMountain_PIO_11x17_20190629_1908   Fire Update: 6/30/2019 — Crews completed back burning the east side of the fire perimeter today and began interior […]

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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- Summit Fire

Incident Name – Summit Fire  Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 0.10 Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: 6/27/2019 10:20 am Location: West of Seven Cabins Creek Road in the Capitan Mountain Wilderness Lat/Long: Lat: 33°,37′,2.85″, Lon: 105°,20′,25.44″ Legal Description: T8S, R16E, SENW Sec 14 Fuel Type: Grass, Snags Values at Risk: None Fire […]

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Pine Lodge Fire Update June 26, 2019

Incident Name – Pine Lodge Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 12,484 acres Containment: 5% 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- Smokey Bear Ranger District- Lone Mountain Fire Update 6/25/2019

Incident Name – Lone Mountain Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 990 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: Local […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Smokey Bear Ranger District- Pine Lodge Fire Update 6/24/2019

A community meeting is planned for tonight, June 24th, 6:30 pm at the Capitan Traylor Gymnasium Incident Name – Pine Lodge Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 7,898 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 […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Smokey Bear Ranger District- Pine Lodge Fire Evening 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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