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Lincoln National Forest – 5/22/17 5:00 pm FINAL Prescribed Fire Update: All ignitions completed – 420 acres treated today!

Smokey Bear Ranger District – West Mountain (Unit 6) Prescribed Fire Project (pile burning) Prescribed Fire Update – 5/22/17  5:00 pm – Firefighters successfully completed ignition operations on the 420-acre West Mountain (Unit 6) Prescribed Fire project today.  Under favorable conditions, they were able to treat all of the piles within the 420-acre unit with […]

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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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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Rating: MODERATE (3/2/17)

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – A combination of low moisture, long term effects of persistent drought, winds and increasingly warm weather in southern New Mexico has prompted Lincoln National Forest fire officials to rate the current fire danger as MODERATE. All fire danger rating signs on the Lincoln National Forest will be displaying MODERATE […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Seven Cabins Fire Updates on INCIWEB

Updates for the Seven Cabins Fire are posted on INCIWEB.   Please click on this link for current information and updates:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5131/  Seven Cabins Fire Update – 2/28/17  12:30 pm:  Firefighters are continuing suppression efforts, however windy conditions are still contributing to additional fire growth.  The Seven Cabins fire is now estimated to be 630 acres, with […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update 11/04/16 7:00 PM

Sacramento Ranger District: 11/04/16  7:00 PM Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters treated 4 acres of piled slash on the Cox Canyon project today.  Over the next few days, firefighters will patrol and monitor the areas that were treated with prescribed fire (this week).  When fuel and weather conditions are favorable for burning, they will resume ignitions.   Regarding […]

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Forest & Watershed Restoration Thinning Project work near Ruidoso targeted to begin in October

RUIDOSO, NM, September 29, 2016.  Residents adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest in the Ruidoso area may hear the sound of chainsaws running during daytime hours and may see crews entering and leaving thinning projects via access points in and near the community. Work will begin on the Gavilan Forest Restoration and Rio Ruidoso Watershed […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 9/20/16 7:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update – Ignitions completed on Coe Rx

Prescribed Fire operations continue on the Smokey Bear Ranger District: Coe Prescribed Fire project:  114 acres of scattered juniper slash located along Forest Roads 443 and 443A, 1 mile South of Highway 70 and Glencoe, NM.  Planned dates for ignition operations are 9/20 through 9/22. 9/20/16   7:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters completed ignitions on the Coe Prescribed Fire […]

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BLM Prescribed Burn Planned in Lincoln County

Prescribed Burn Planned in Lincoln County   Beginning in September 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso in Lincoln County within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area.  The Bench Three prescribed fire will be 350 acres of hand piles above the […]

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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 – Haynes Fire – 8/9/16 9:15 pm Fire Update

Haynes Fire 8/9/16  9:15 pm FIRE UPDATE:  No change to report on the Haynes Fire.  Next update will be provided Wednesday (8/10/16). INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 8/9/16  3:45 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 8/9/16  9:18 am Location: Approximately 2 miles southwest of Cloudcroft, NM, on the west side of Sunspot Highway. Lat/Long: […]

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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 – New Fire Start – Hoosier Fire – 8/6/16 5:15 pm FIRST AND FINAL FIRE UPDATE

New Fire Start – Hoosier Fire FIRST AND FINAL FIRE UPDATE: 8/6/16 5:15 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 8/6/16 10:04 am Location: Approximately 7 miles southwest of Weed, NM, on the ridge near Aqua Chiquita Canyon. Lat/Long: 32 deg, 46 min, 12.07 sec X 105 deg, 37 min, 23.52 sec […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 7/24/16 – 7 pm Prescribed Fire Update – West Mountain – No ignitions planned for this week

7/24/16 – 7:00 pm – Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters successfully  treated an additional 20 acres today, however, ignitions on the West Mountain project will temporarily be postponed.  No further ignitions are planned for this week. The project will be patrolled and monitored over the next few days. Today, firefighting resources that were assigned to the […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 06/28/16 6:00 pm Prescribed Fire Update

PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE, June 28, 2016  6:00 pm:  Firefighters successfully treated 5 acres today.  They will temporarily suspend further ignition operations until AFTER the Fourth of July holiday.  Their accomplishment today brings the total number of acres treated to 10.  They will continue to burn piles when burning conditions are favorable and firefighting resources are available.   PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE, […]

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LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST – 6/26/16 6 pm – Prescribed Fire Update

PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE, June 26, 2016 6:00 pm:  Firefighters ceased ignitions early this afternoon and continued with patrolling and monitoring efforts within the project area.  They were successful in treating an additional 2 acres in the Cox Canyon prescribed fire project area.  All operations went well today. They will continue to assess weather and fuel conditions so that they can […]

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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 – New Fire Start – TOWER FIRE in Capitan Mountains Wilderness being monitored by air

New Fire Start – Tower Fire FIRE UPDATE 6/4/16 9:30 PM Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District – Capitan Mountains Wilderness Date/Time Detected: 6/03/16 – 5:25 pm (originally reported on 5/30/16) Location: In the Capitan Mountains Wilderness, approximately 2.5 miles southwest of Capitan Peak and 9 miles west of Arabela, NM Lat/Long: 33 […]

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Lincoln National Forest Manages 588 Fire on Smokey Bear Ranger District

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, NM, June 2, 2016 – Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest have made the decision to manage the 588 Fire for multiple objectives. This lightning-caused fire was discovered on the evening of May 31 and is located about 4 miles south of Glencoe, NM. Wildfires that are ignited naturally (by lightning) may […]

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