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Gila National Forest: Silver City Ranger District Planning Fall Vegetation Treatment

Silver City, NM, November 4, 2019–The Silver City Ranger District is planning a vegetation treatment this fall to reduce hazardous fuels conditions, protect private property, and improve wildlife habitat.  The Jaybird Prescribed Fire is planned for mid-November or early December depending on appropriate weather conditions. This 2,400-acre prescribed fire lies to the north of the […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plan Baney Prescribed Burn Beginning 11/04/2019

Magdalena, N.M., October 31, 2019 – The Cibola National Forest, Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to help improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Baney Prescribed Fire Project is expected to begin on Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 8, 2019 depending on weather and vegetation conditions. Up to 1,200 acres will […]

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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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Gila NF: Apache Fire – Final Update

Location: The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019                             Size: 180 acres        Cause:  Lightning            Percent Contained:  0                                               IC:  J. Gutierrez, ICT5 Summary:  The Apache Fire was reported on Wednesday, September 4. It is located on the southwest […]

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Gila NF: Silver City RD Planning Fall Vegetation Work

Silver City, NM, September 16, 2019 — The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District has several vegetation projects planned for the fall and winter months.  These projects are related to hazardous fuels reduction, wildlife habitat improvement, watershed function enhancement, and wildland-urban interface treatment. The Jaybird Prescribed Fire is planned for the first available weather […]

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Gila NF: Apache Fire – Update for September 12, 2019

Location: The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019                                Size: 163 acres Cause:  Lightning      Percent Contained:  0                                                     IC:  Gabe Castanon, ICT4 Summary:  The Apache Fire was reported on Wednesday, September 4. It is located on the southwest slope […]

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Cibola NF & NG – Magdalena Ranger District Planning Baney Prescribed Burn

Magdalena, N.M., September 12, 2019 – The Cibola National Forest, Magdalena Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to help improve wildlife habitat and forest health. The Baney Prescribed Fire Project is expected to begin this fall and continue until completed, depending on weather and vegetation conditions. Up to 2,500 acres will be treated in […]

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Gila NF – Apache Fire – Update for September 10, 2019

Location: The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019                                Size: ~150-160 acres             Cause:  Lightning      Percent Contained:  0                                                     IC:  Gabe Castanon, ICT4 Summary:  The Apache Fire was reported on Wednesday, September 4. It is located on the southwest […]

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Gila NF: Apache Fire, Update for September 7

Location:  The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019                                Size: ~150-160 acres             Cause:  Lightning Percent Contained:  0                                                     IC:  Gabe Castanon, ICT4 Summary:  The Apache Fire was reported on Wednesday, September 4. It is located on the southwest […]

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Gila NF: Cox Fire, Update for September 7

Location: Turkey Run drainage, south of Burnt Cabin Flat and NM State Hwy. 59, on National Forest System Lands, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Sierra County, NM Incident Start Date:  August 27, 2019               Size: 61 acres Cause:  Lightning          Percent Contained:  0                            […]

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Gila NF – Apache Fire — Update for September 6, 2019

Apache Fire Map_09062019 Location: The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019                             Size: ~140 acres Cause:  Lightning                                          […]

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Gila NF: Cox Fire, Black Range Ranger District

Cox Fire Public Information Map Location: Turkey Run drainage, south of Burnt Cabin Flat and NM State Hwy. 59, on National Forest System Lands, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Sierra County, NM Incident Start Date:  August 27, 2019                    Size: 34 acres    Cause:  Lightning Percent Contained:  0                                               IC:  Dustin Roper, ICT 4 Summary:  The […]

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Gila NF – Apache Fire, September 5, 2019

Location: The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019           Size: ~10-15 acres Cause:  Lightning           Percent Contained:  0                IC:  Gabe Castanon ICT4 Summary:  […]

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Blue Mountain Fire – Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola NF – 8/27/2019

Magdalena, NM; August 27, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Blue Mountain Fire, located approximately 3 ½ miles northwest of Blue Mountain in the San Mateo Mountains, on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began Sunday, August 25, 2019 and has increased to 42 acres in size.  A course of action […]

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Gila National Forest: Two lightning-caused fires on Reserve Ranger District

Prairie Fire The lightning-caused Prairie Fire was reported on Thursday, August 1, and is approximately 1 acre, burning on National Forest System lands in Carton County, NM. This fire lies just east of the scenic overlook on US Hwy 180, seven miles south of Luna, NM. This fire is visible from US Hwy 180. With […]

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Gila National Forest – Two lightning-caused fires on Black Range Ranger District

Adobe Fire The lightning-caused Adobe Fire, reported yesterday, is approximately 25-30 acre, burning on National Forest System lands, Sierra County, NM. This fire lies just east of the private property, Los Adobe Ranch; and three miles south of an El Paso Electric powerline. It is burning in grass and ponderosa pine. This fire is visible […]

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Gila National Forest – Mail Fire on Quemado Ranger District

Mail_SO Incident Start Date:  July 31, 2019                         Cause:  Lightning Acres:  15                                                                     Containment:  0% Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine Strategy:  Keep the fire south of FSR 35, east of Trail #125, and west of Trail #761. Monitor fire to the south downslope. Incident Commander: Mike Burnham (ICT4)  Planned Activity: The Escondido Wildland Fire Module will scout and assess […]

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Gila National Forest – Two lightning-caused Fires on Glenwood Ranger District

Coal Fire The lightning-caused Coal Fire is approximately 1 acre, burning on National Forest System lands, Grant County, NM. This fire lies within the boundaries of the Hells Hole Wilderness Study Area, west of Mule Creek and south of NM Hwy 78. This fire is continuing to smolder and burn in heavy dead and down […]

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Gila National Forest – Scout Fire – Silver City Ranger District

Incident Start Date: July 25, 2019                     Cause: Lightning Acres: ~.10                                                      Containment: 0% Vegetation: Grass and pinyon juniper Strategy: Monitor                                              Incident Commander: L. Trujillo, ICT5  Summary:  The lightning-caused Scout Fire is approximately .10 acres, burning on National Forest System lands, Grant County, NM. This fire is north of Signal Peak Road and burning […]

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Gila National Forest – Slash Pile Burn Planned for Glenwood Ranger District

Glenwood, NM, July 26, 2019 — The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District will be burning the Sheridan Mesa Slash Pile, weather and resources permitting. Implementation may occur as early as Monday, July 29th. It is anticipated that this community slash pit could be ignited three to six times per year depending on fuel accumulations. […]

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