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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire – June 26, 2019

Truth or Consequences, NM, June 26, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District began the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire on Monday, June 24, 2019. The estimated project size is 7,200 acres on National Forest System lands and private property inholdings. The Black Range Ranger District has a long history of burning […]

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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project began Monday, June 24

The Black Range Ranger District successfully did a test fire this morning and will continue ignitions on the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project. They began in Unit 3, and hope to burn 1,000 acres today. If conditions permit fire management officers will continue to Unit 2 on Tuesday and then to Unit 1. Smoke will […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plans Durfee-Bolander Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, June 19, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are planning to conduct the Durfee-Bolander prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District to begin on June 22, 2019 in the San Mateo Mountains, as conditions and favorable weather permit. Aerial and hand ignition will be used to treat up to […]

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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Burn to begin June 24

Truth or Consequences, NM, June 19, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Black Range Ranger District is prepared and ready to implement the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project, Units 1, 2, 3, weather permitting. The estimated project size is 7,200 acres on National Forest System lands and private property inholdings. The district is closely monitoring onsite fuel […]

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NPS and BLM Conduct Prescribed Fire at El Malpais National Monument

The National Park Service at El Malpais National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area are conducting a prescribed fire on the west side of the national monument near the junction of County Road (CR) 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. This prescribed burn is being called the Rendija Fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Elk Fire June 15, 2019 – Quemado Ranger District

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019 Size: ~ 1180 Cause: Lightning Containment: 48% Vegetation: Transitional, moving up Mangas Mountain from piñon-juniper grasslands through ponderosa pine, into dry mixed conifer, and finally to wet mixed conifer and aspen. Resources: One Type 3 helicopter, 2 IHC (Hotshot)crews, […]

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Gila National Forest – Elk Fire June 11, 2019 – Quemado Ranger District

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019 Size: ~660 acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 48% Vegetation: Transitional moving up Mangas Mountain from piñon-juniper grasslands to ponderosa pine, and dry mixed conifer to wet mixed conifer with aspen. Resources: Two Type 3 helicopters, 4 IHC (Hotshot)crews, 2 Type […]

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Gila National Forest – Spring Fire – June 12, 2019

Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District Start Date: June 5, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires Resources: 1 Type 6 engine and a 10 person hand crew Size: 3,556 acres Containment: 100% Incident Commander: Clark & Verthein (trainee) Summary: The Spring Fire, is burning […]

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Gila National Forest – Spring Fire – June 11, 2019

Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District Start Date: June 5, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires Resources: 1 Type 6 engine, 6 smoke jumpers, 10 person hand crew Size: 3,556 acres Containment: 90% Incident Commander: Gill Summary: The Spring Fire, is burning on National […]

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Gila National Forest – Elk Fire June 11, 2019 – Quemado Ranger District

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019           Size: ~660 acres                       Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Transitional moving up Mangas Mountain from pinyon juniper grasslands to ponderosa pine, to dry mixed conifer to wet mixed conifer with aspen. Resources: Two Type 3 helicopters, 4 IHC (Hotshot)crews, 2 Type 2 […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Spring Fire 6/10/2019

Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District Start Date: June 5, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires Resources: four Type 6 engines, 1 T2-IA crew, 6 smoke jumpers, 8 person hand crew Size: ~3,500 acres Containment: 40% Incident Commander: Watson Summary: The Spring Fire, is […]

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Gila National Forest – Elk Fire June 9, 2019 – Quemado Ranger District

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019          Size: ~250 acres                       Cause: Lightning Vegetation:  Transitional moving up Mangas Mountain from pinyon juniper grasslands to ponderosa pine, to dry mixed conifer to wet mixed conifer with aspen. Resources:  One Type 3 helicopter, FS engine, Silver City IHC, Gila […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for June 9, 2019 – Spring Fire – Black Range Ranger District

  Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District Start Date: June 5, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires Resources: four Type 6 engines, 1 T2-IA crew, 6 smoke jumpers Size: ~1,900 acres Containment: 30% Incident Commander: Watson Summary: The Spring Fire, at approximately 1,900 acres, […]

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Gila National Forest – Jordan Fire, Wilderness Ranger District

Location: south of Jordan Canyon, Wilderness Ranger District Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 6, 2019          Size: ~165 acres           Cause: Lightning Vegetation:  Pinyon-juniper with ponderosa pine in the adjacent drainages and grass. Fire Activity: Minimal activity Summary: The Jordan Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest. […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Elk Fire, Quemado Ranger District, June 8, 2019

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019          Size: ~63 acres             Cause: Lightning Vegetation:  Transitional moving up Mangas Mountain from pinyon juniper grasslands to ponderosa pine, to dry mixed conifer to wet mixed conifer with aspen. Resources:  One Type 3 helicopter, one air tanker, Silver City IHC, […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Spring Fire, Black Range Ranger District

Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District Start Date: June 5, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires Resources: one Type 6 FS engine Size: ~150 acres Containment: 5% Incident Commander: Watson Summary: The Spring Fire, at approximately 150 acres, is burning on National Forest System […]

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Gila National Forest – L-T East Prescribed Fire has been cancelled

Mimbres, NM, June 8, 2019 — The Wilderness Ranger District had planned to conduct a prescribed fire in the unit known as L-T East. The planned start date was today, June 8, but due to resource availability, it has been canceled. There is currently no future planned date. The L-T East Rx Burn is located […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Reynolds Fire & Roaring Fire – June 7, 2019

Reynolds Fire Location: West of Bill Lee Mesa, Quemado Ranger District Start Date:  June 5, 2019          Size: ~28 acres             Cause: Lightning Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine Resources:  Two Type 6 engines, 5-firefighters Incident Commander: C. Pierson, ICT5                        Strategy: Full suppression Strategy:  Fire personnel continue to secure perimeter. Roaring Fire Location: approximately ½ mile southwest of Bishop Peak […]

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Gila National Forest – Elk Fire – June 7, 2019 (Quemado Ranger District)

Elk Fire – June 7, 2019 Reynolds Fire Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019          Size: ~10 acres             Cause: Lightning Vegetation:  ponderosa pine; stringers pinyon juniper and grasslands Resources:  ICT4 and 3 Firefighters Incident Commander:  Derral Thomas   Summary: The Elk Fire is burning on National […]

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Gila National Forest – Spring Fire Black Range Ranger District

Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:  June 5, 2019 Cause:  Lightning Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires Resources: one Type 6 FS engine Size:  ~ 10 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: Watson Summary: The Spring Fire, at approximately 10 acres, is burning on National Forest […]

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