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Gila NF: Silver City Ranger District Fire Personnel to conduct Pile Burning at Fort Bayard Administrative Site

Silver City, NM, November 30, 2018— Silver City Ranger District fire personnel will begin prescribed burning activity beginning the week of December 3, as weather conditions permit.  The woody debris pile is located at the Ft. Bayard Administrative Site.  The pile is the product of safety measures taken at the Administrative Site. Projected moisture may […]

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Gila NF:Quemado Ranger District continuing prescribed burn operations near Armijo Springs

Quemado, NM, November 30, 2018—The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, plans to continue prescribed burning operations as conditions allow beginning the week of December 3. The area targeted for pile burning is west of the Armijo Springs Campground, located in Township 2 South Range 17 West Section 26.  Approximately 18 mechanical piles remain with […]

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Gila NF: Reserve Ranger District planning a prescribed burn near Rancho Grande/Five Bar Subdivision

Reserve, NM, November 19, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning on igniting 1,000 acres broadcast burning located around the Reserve Airstrip and adjacent to Rancho Grande Subdivision. The prescribed burn is tentatively scheduled for the week of November 26, when desired weather and fire conditions permit. The project should […]

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Gila NF: Pile Burning Planned for Wilderness RD

Mimbres, NM, November 2, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Wilderness Ranger District is planning to burn piles through the remainder of the fall and winter as weather conditions permit. The plans for the Wilderness RD pile burns include the following locations: Off Hwy 35, and Elkhorn Road, behind Desert West Auction Lake Roberts off Forest Drive […]

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Gila National Forest – Quemado RD continues prescribed burning on Slaughter Mesa

The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, is looking to burn in the area of Dead Horse Canyon on Slaughter Mesa. This area is located approximately 15 miles southeast of Quemado near Mangas Valley.  This burn should be approximately 160 acres. Prescribed fires only take place as long as weather, fuel conditions, and smoke dispersal […]

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Gila National Forest: Quemado RD planning prescribed burn in Armijo Springs

Map_Armijo Springs Rx Quemado, NM, October 17, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest plans to begin prescribed burning operations starting the week of October 22.  Based on weather conditions prescribed burning could continue thru the end of October. The area targeted for pile burning is in the area known as Armijo […]

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Gila National Forest: Quemado RD to resume pile and slash burning

DeadHorseGNFMapDeadHorseSiteMap The Quemado Ranger District plans to resume pile and slash burning in the Dead Horse Canyon area the week of October 15-18. Cooler temperatures and forecasted moisture make ideal conditions for pile burning.  Approximately 200 acres are targeted for treatment. The plan is to treat the piles directly southeast of FR 4017L. The remainder […]

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Gila NF: Wilderness Ranger District hosting open house on Elk Pasture Prescribed Burn

Mimbres, NM, October 9, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District will be hosting an open house between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17. The purpose is to answer any questions and show maps with information about the Elk Pasture Prescribed Burn. The Elk Pasture project, which is planned for […]

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Gila National Forest: Elk Pasture Prescribed Burn planned on Wilderness Ranger District

Mimbres, NM, October 4, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn between October 22 and November 16. The project is the Elks Pasture Unit, which is planned for 320 acres and is located south of NM Highway 35, west of Camp Thunderbird; west of the private […]

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Gila National Forest – Two Prescribed Burns planned for Quemado Ranger District

20180926_Chimenea RX Burn Maps QRD 220180926_Freeman Mtn RX Burn Map QRD Quemado, NM, September 27, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning on igniting 5,200 acres broadcast burning starting in mid-October through early November.  Two broadcast burns are planned; Chimenea Springs and Freeman Mountain. The Chimenea Springs prescribed burn is […]

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Gila NF – Reserve Ranger District planning a prescribed burn near Rancho Grande/Five Bar Subdivision

Reserve, NM, September 25, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning on igniting 1,000 acres broadcast burning located around the Reserve Airstrip and adjacent to Rancho Grande Subdivision. The prescribed burn is tentatively scheduled for this fall/winter, as early as October, when desired weather and fire conditions permit. The project […]

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Final Update – Noland Fire – September 30, 2018

Acres: ~355                                                                 Start Date: September 7, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles West of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                    Total Personnel: 4 Containment: 90% General Information: The Noland Fire was discovered on September 7 burning in timber and grass at approximately 3 acres. Fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Noland Fire – September 15, 2018

Acres: ~355                                                                  Start Date: September 7, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles West of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                     Total Personnel: 38 General Information: The Noland Fire was discovered on September 7 burning in timber and grass at approximately 3 acres. Fire Operations: There […]

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Gila National Forest – Noland Fire

20180913_Map-Noland_Fire Acres: ~100                                                                  Start Date: September 7, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles West of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                     Total Personnel: 48 General Information: The Noland Fire was discovered on September 7 burning in timber and grass at approximately 3 acres. Fire Operations: […]

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Gila National Forest: Silver City Ranger District planning Prescribed Burns

Silver City, NM, September 7, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest plans to begin prescribed burning operations between October and February 2019, based on weather conditions. The area being targeted for prescribed fire treatment this fall is an area known as the Jaybird Unit. This site is located approximately 12 […]

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Gila National Forest – Quemado Ranger District planning Prescribed Burns

Quemado, NM, September 6, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest plans to begin prescribed burning operations starting the week of September 10.  Based on weather conditions prescribed burning could continue thru the end of September. Two areas have been targeted for prescribed fire.  The first is the Baca Slash Pit located […]

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Gila National Forest – Elk Pasture Prescribed Burn planned on Wilderness Ranger District

Mimbres, NM, August 21, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn between October 2018 and March 2019. The project is the Elks Pasture Unit, which is planned for 320 acres and is located south of NM Highway 35, west of Camp Thunderbird; west of the private […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Deep Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District – 7/28/2018

MAGDALENA, NM, July 28, 2018 – The Deep Fire, located in the San Mateo Mountains on the Magdalena Ranger District, was first reported on Friday, July 27, 2018. The lightning caused fire is located in steep, rugged terrain between Deep Canyon and Cold Springs Canyon, approximately 1 mile east of the Apache Kid Wilderness and […]

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Gila National Forest – Final Update on Owl Fire, July 18, 2018

Acres: ~4,786                                                              Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                    Total Personnel: 7 General Information: The Owl Fire began on June 30, 2018. The fire is located on Aspen Mountain and has crossed FR 209 […]

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Gila NF: Willow Fire Temporary Area Closure lifted effective 12:00 a.m. July 18, 2018

Glenwood, NM, July 17, 2018,—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District is lifting the Willow Fire Temporary Area Closure lifted effective 12:00 a.m. on July 18, 2018. Please use caution in any area that has been recently burned. Rolling rocks are always a hazard in a burn area as monsoon rains may […]

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