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New Start – Tortolita Fire – Lincoln National Forest Smokey Bear Ranger District

Incident Name – Tortolita Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: Approximately 5 acres Cause: Unknown Date/Time Detected: 6/7/2020 3:45 pm Location: Approximately 2 miles southwest of Nogal, NM. Between Church Mountain and Nogal Peak. Lat/Long: 33°32’7.37″N, 105°43’57.71″W Firefighting Resources: 1 engine plus support personnel, 1 helicopter, county and state resources, 2 single-engine […]

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BLM Las Cruces District – Uvas Fire Update, June 7, 1:00 pm

Uvas Fire Update – June 7, 2020 – 1:00 pm Location:  Uvas Mountains on BLM Land, approximately 10 miles SSW of Hatch, NM and 18 miles N of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, NM. Date detected:  June 6, 2020 at 3:41 pm Current size:   Estimated at 75 – 100 acres Percent contained:  0% […]

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East Mountain Fire Final Update 6/5/2020- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

Incident Name: East Mountain Fire  Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 5.7 acres Cause: Lightning      Date Detected: June 2, 2020 Location: Capitan Mountain Wilderness Area on the south side of the mountain Fuel Type:  Pinyon-Juniper, dead and down trees remaining from the Peppin Fire in 2004. Values at Risk: Private Land Percent […]

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East Mountain Fire Update 6/4/2020- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

Incident Name: East Mountain Fire  Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 5.5 acres Cause: Lightning      Date Detected: June 2, 2020 Location: Capitan Mountain Wilderness Area on the south side of the mountain Fuel Type:  Pinyon-Juniper, dead and down trees remaining from the Pepin Fire in 2004. Values at Risk: Private Land Fire Update […]

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East Mountain Fire Update 6/3/2020- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

Incident Name: East Mountain Fire  Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 3 acres Cause: Lightning      Date Detected: June 2, 2020 Location: Capitan Mountain Wilderness Area on the south side of the mountain Fuel Type:  Pinyon-Juniper and dead and down trees remaining from the Pepin Fire in 2004. Values at Risk: Private Land […]

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East Mountain Fire- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

This is an update to the post made earlier this evening about the new fire start on the Smokey Bear Ranger District. In order to get information out to the public as quickly as possible, the fire had not been named yet at the time of the post. We now have an official name of […]

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New Start- Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District

Jurisdiction: US Forest Service, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: Approximately 2 acres Cause: Lightning      Date Detected: June 2, 2020 Location: Capitan Mountain Wilderness Area on the south side of the mountain. Fuel Type:  Burning in dead and down trees remaining from the Pepin Fire in 2004. Values at Risk: No values at risk have been […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Bailey Fire Update-5/16/2020

Incident Name: Bailey Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 0.75 Cause: Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: 5:20 pm on May 15, 2020 Location: Bailey Canyon Lat/Long: 32°58’28.13″N, 105°45’38.89″W Firefighting Resources: 3 engines, 1 hotshot crew Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine and slash Containment: 90% Fire Update for 5/16/2020:  This will be the last update for […]

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Lincoln National Forest -New Fire Start- Bailey Fire Update

Incident Name: Bailey Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest Size: 0.75 Cause: Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: 5:20 pm on May 15, 20202 Location: Bailey Canyon: Lat/Long: 32°58’28.13″N, 105°45’38.89″W Firefighting Resources: 4 engines, 1 air tanker, 1 hotshot crew Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine and slash Values at Risk: Powerlines Fire Update: Forest Service fire personnel resources quickly responded […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Smokey Bear District Prescribe Burning Today in the Gavilan Area

The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest will burn piles using prescribed fire in the Gavilan area beginning, today, December 10, 2019 through the winter, as conditions allow. Smoke will be visible from Ruidoso and surrounding communities. Treatments in the wildland urban interface have been ongoing since 2000. These have mostly consisted […]

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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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