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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update for Smokey Bear Ranger District – 11/20/17 – 1:00 pm – Ignitions ceased for today on Grindstone Mesa project

Prescribed Fire Update:  November 20, 1:00 pm – Firefighters have ceased ignitions for today.  Smoke was not lifting and dispersing as planned, therefore the Burn Boss called for a halt on ignitions for today.  Smoke was visible from Ruidoso and surrounding areas.  Firefighters will continue to be on site to monitor and patrol the area throughout […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District – Prescribed Fire Update – 11/14/17 6:00 PM – Ignitions completed on Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire Project

Lincoln National Forest Sacramento Ranger District Prescribed Fire Update 11/14/17 – 6:00 PM – Firefighters treated the remaining Wet Burnt prescribed fire unit today, bringing the total number of acres treated to 290 (60 ac treated yesterday and 230 treated today).  They will return to the site tomorrow (11/15) to patrol, monitor and tend to […]

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Gila National Forest: Update Eagle/Peak Fires on Reserve RD

Reserve, NM, October 27, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire personnel reported smoke on Friday, October 20; and is from lightning as a result of thunderstorms that passed through the Gila National Forest on Thursday, October 19. Eagle Fire – Located northwest of Eagle Peak Lookout and is at approximately 1acre and has merged with […]

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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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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed fire update – 7/23/17 4:00 pm – 170 acres treated today on Carissa project on Sacramento District

Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  4:00 pm – Firefighters have completed ignition operations for today (7/23) on the Carissa project.  They were able to treat 170 acres today (7/23). Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  12:30 pm – Ignitions are underway on the Carissa prescribed fire project on the Sacramento District.  Smoke may be visible as firefighters ignite slash piles. […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District – Rock Pile Fire – FINAL FIRE UPDATE 7/17/17 – 1:20 pm

Fire Name: Rock Pile Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 07/12/17  4:00 pm Location: West of Big Canyon, 12 Miles from Queen, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°, 1′, 42.53″,  Long: 104°, 45′, 59.77″ Legal Description: T26S, R21E, NWSW Sec 24 Firefighting Resources: 6 personnel, 1 Engine Values at Risk: None Hazards: Snags, […]

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Lincoln National Forest – White Horse Fire Update – 7/15/17 1:45 pm

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 07/07/17   3:15pm Location: Approximately 14 miles northwest of Ruidoso, NM in the White Mountain Wilderness. Lat/Long: Lat 33°, 27′, 20.67″ x Long 105°, 50′, 48.84″ Legal Description:  T10S, R10E, Sec 12 Firefighting Resources:  One Forest Service engine, plus overhead. Values at Risk: None identified at this time Hazards: Terrain, snags […]

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Lincoln National Forest -Logan Fire – FIRST & FINAL UPDATE – 7/3/17 – 11:45 AM

The Logan Fire, on the Sacramento Ranger District,  was reported yesterday (7/2/17) afternoon.  The fire’s location:  3 miles west of Sacramento Lookout and 3 1/2 miles south of Sunspot.  Upon initial size up of the fire, Forest Service firefighters determined that it was caused by lightning and several cabins, about 1/2 mile away, were identified as potential values at risk.  Firefighters proceeded with a full […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – June 28, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,269 acres                  Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 89 Containment: 10% (managed for multiple resource […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – June 27, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,269 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 89 Containment: 10% (managed for multiple resource objectives) […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire June 26, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,269 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 3 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 101 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – June 25, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,269 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 3 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 99 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral Fire and Straw Fire – June 23, 2017 @ 1000

Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 17,029 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  Recent operations have been working to keeping fire from crossing FR 150 and monitoring fire behavior.  Wilderness District Ranger Rachelle Huddleston-Lorton stated “I am very pleased with the […]

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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 6/21/2017

Gila West One Pager 6-21-2017Gila_NF_One_Page_East_06212017 Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 16,924 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 150 […]

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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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