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Fire activity on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District decreasing

GRANTS, NM; August 8, 2018 – For Immediate Release –The Pecos Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands is scheduled to be transitioned back to local fire management on Friday, August 10, 2018. The Team was brought on to manage the Mariposa […]

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Mariposa fire final update

             Media Contact: Nick Smokovich PIO  575-937-0839 Mariposa Fire Update for Mt. Taylor Ranger District Grants, NM; August 6, 2018 – For Immediate Release: Sunday the 5th significant rain fell on the fire. Fire size remains at 895 acres. 50% contained Started by lightning on Sunday 7/29 on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Cibola National […]

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Mariposa fire Update 8.5.18

Grants, NM; August 5, 2018 – For Immediate Release: Started by lightning on Sunday 7/29 on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Cibola National Forest. 87 Multi-agency firefighters are on this incident, including NM State Forestry, NM-IWC Inmate Crews, Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia Counties, US Forest Service, BIA, BLM, Zuni, Ramah and Acoma Crews, Cities of […]

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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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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Multiple Wildfire Starts on the Magdalena Ranger District – 7/15/2018

MAGDALENA, NM, July 15, 2018 – Multiple wildfire starts were discovered from numerous thunderstorms that passed through the area on Saturday, July 14 in the Hop Canyon and Magdalena Mountain Range areas of the Magdalena Ranger District. These three fires are the Hop Fire, the Agua Fria Fire and the Bear Fire. The Hop Fire […]

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Soldier Canyon Fire Evening Update 6/8/18 – 8:00 pm

Soldier Canyon Fire Evening Update – June 8, 2018 Incident Name – Soldier Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Mescalero Apache Date/Time Detected: 6/7/2018 3:00 pm Location: Soldier Canyon. 1 Mile North of the town of Mescalero Lat/Long: Lat: 33°, 10′, 16.83″, Lon: 105°, 46′, 8.39″ Legal Description: T13S, R12E, NESW Sec 22 Firefighting Resources: 7 […]

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Soldier Canyon Fire Update – 6/8/2018 12:20 am

Incident Name – Soldier Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Mescalero Apache Date/Time Detected: 6/7/2018 3:00 pm Location: Soldier Canyon. North of the town of Mescalero Lat/Long: Lat: 33°, 10′, 16.83″, Lon: 105°, 46′, 8.39″ Legal Description: T13S, R12E, NESW Sec 22 Firefighting Resources: Type 3 Incident Management Team, VFD, Forest Service and BLM resources. 2 […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Final Update – May 8, 2018

MAGDALENA, NM, May 8, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed Burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to successfully treat 2,200 acres of pinyon-juniper forest. The burn removed encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, helping to increase the diversity of ground vegetation, stabilize soils, […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Update – May 6, 2018

  MAGDALENA, NM, May 6, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to continue successfully treating the pinyon-juniper forest. The burn is designed to remove encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, to help increase the diversity of ground […]

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Magdalena Ranger District Gallinas Prescribed Burn Update – May 5, 2018

MAGDALENA, NM, May 5, 2018 –The Magdalena Ranger District began the Gallinas Prescribed burn on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to begin successfully treating the pinyon-juniper forest. The burn is designed to remove encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows and canyons bottoms, to help increase the diversity of ground vegetation, […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plan Gallinas Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, May 3, 2018 – Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands will conduct the Gallinas prescribed fire on the Magdalena Ranger District beginning Friday, May 4, 2018. The predicted forecast calls for hot, dry, and windy conditions – those needed to successfully treat pinyon-juniper forests. This treatment was planned nine years […]

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Magdalena Ranger District going into Stage I Fire Restrictions

Magdalena, NM; April 18, 2018 – For Immediate Release. Fire danger has increased to High across the Magdalena Ranger District, due to the recent hot and dry weather patterns across the region. In response to the current conditions, fire managers will enact Stage I fire restrictions beginning Wednesday, April 18, 2018 for the Magdalena Mountain […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/14/2017

                                                                                      Magdalena, NM; July 14, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,728 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. “Safety of the fire fighter […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/13/17

  Magdalena, NM; July 13, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,336 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. Increase in fire size today […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Taylor Canyon Fire Update-7/10/2017

Magdalena, NM; July 10, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 60 acres in size with approximately 20 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located […]

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Wildfires are No Drone Zones

New Mexico wildfire officials need the public’s help to ensure that drones, hobby aircraft or other Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), are not used near wildfire incidents, regardless of the size of the fire.  Use of drones is the most common incursion of UAS above wildfires and is potentially deadly.   To help you fly safely, here […]

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Baca Fire, May 18, 2017 at 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    670 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, […]

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Baca Fire, May 17, 2017

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    670 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, grass. Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources:    3 […]

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Baca Fire, May 16, 2017 at 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    400 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, Grass Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources:    3 […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands’ – Puertecito Fire Update

Magdalena, NM; July 8, 2016 – The Puertecito Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is currently 19 acres in size and at 0% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on July 4th and is located in the Magdalena Mountains, 15 miles south of Magdalena, NM. The Puertecito Fire has shown minimal activity. A fire crew of […]

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