Luna Fire Update: Oct. 20, 2020

Start date: Oct. 17, 2020              Cause: Unknown        Size: 7,412 acres          Containment: 0% Location:  Approximately 2 miles northeast of Chacon, NM, on the Camino Real Ranger District, Carson National Forest Fuels:  Mixed conifer and spruce tapering to ponderosa pine at lower elevations. Current status: Fire suppression efforts continue as the Luna Fire […]

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Luna Fire Update: Oct. 19, 2020

Start date: Oct. 17, 2020             Cause: Unknown         Size: Approximately 9,000 acres Containment: 0% Location:  Approximately 2 miles northeast of Chacon, NM, on the Camino Real Ranger District, Carson National Forest Fuels:  Mixed conifer and spruce tapering to ponderosa pine at lower elevations. Current status:  The Luna Fire is progressing west toward Cerro […]

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Mars Fire Remains at 20 Acres

Tijeras, NM, October 19, 2020 – The Mars Fire burning in the Manzanita Mountains, southwest of the intersection of Mars Court and Raven Road reached 20 acres in size at 10 pm last night. Crews worked diligently through the night constructing handline around the perimeter of the fire. As of this morning, the Mars fire […]

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Mars Fire Burning in the Manzanita Mountains

Tijeras, NM, October 18, 2020 – Fire crews are currently engaged on a brushfire reported this afternoon on the Manzanita Mountains. The Mars Fire burning southwest of the intersection of Mars Court and Raven Road is estimated to be two acres in size.  The fire is burning in ponderosa pine and pinon juniper fuel types. […]

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New Fire Start on the Carson National Forest, Camino Real Ranger District

Location: Carson National Forest, Camino Real Ranger District Size: 1,000+ acres  Cause: Unknown (under investigation) Date Detected: Oct. 17, 2020 Evacuations: None    Fuel Type: High Elevation Mixed Spruce down to Ponderosa Pine Values at Risk:  Values at risk currently being assessed Resources: Currently en route    Avoid: Forest Road 76 Fire Update: A new fire start has been identified on the Camino Real Ranger District on […]

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2020 NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit – One Week Away

Remember to register for the Virtual NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit, Oct. 22-23, 2020! In addition to connecting with your peers and getting the most up to date information, continuing education credits (6) are available for the Society of American Foresters (SAF). We’ll see you there!

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El Bosque Nacional Carson anuncia el plan para la quema recomendada de La Jara en el Distrito de Guardabosques de Camino Real

Online News Release (English): https://wp.me/puHKG-5vi TAOS, NM, 1 de octubre 2020 – Los administradores de incendios del Bosque Nacional Carson planean aprovechar las condiciones favorables, incluidos los niveles de humedad del combustible, la calidad del aire y las condiciones meteorológicas y de viento pronosticadas para implementar la quema recomendada de La Jara en el Distrito […]

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Termination of closure order for Colorado 2 Fire, Mt Taylor Ranger District

Order Number 03-0702 Cibola National Forest and Grasslands officials have terminated closure order 03-0701 for the Colorado 2 Fire area effective October 13, 2020. The Colorado 2 Fire has not advanced in the last few days. Interior smokes are being monitored by Mt Taylor Ranger District fire crews. Crews continue to monitor fire lines and […]

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Smoke Visible from Interior of Medio Fire

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 12, 2020 – A green pocket of fuel surrounded by black inside the Medio Fire perimeter is burning, putting up visible smoke but posing no threat to any values at risk. Local fire resources are monitoring the interior pocket which is about a quarter of a mile from the Medio […]

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Final Update: Colorado 2 Fire Mt Taylor Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM, October 11, 2020 – Management of the Colorado 2 Fire will transition to the Mt. Taylor Ranger District at 8 am., Monday. This will be the final news update unless there are significant changes in fire activity. The fire remains at 257 acres and is 75% contained. Firefighters continue to patrol, monitor and […]

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Oct. 9 Update: Colorado 2 Fire Mt Taylor Ranger District

Start date: October 5, 2020         Cause: Under Investigation       Size: 257 acres Location: Colorado Canyon, San Mateo Mountains.Colorado 2 Fire is east of NFSR 239, south of NFSR 453 and north of Mt Taylor. Containment: 50% containment. Firefighters have stopped progression and continue to improve the containment fire lines. Fuels and fire behavior: The Colorado 2 […]

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Oct. 8 Update: Colorado 2 Fire, Mt Taylor Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM, October 8, 2020 Start date: October 5, 2020 Cause: Under Investigation Size: Approximately 250 acres Location: Colorado Canyon, San Mateo Mountains.Colorado 2 Fire is east of NFSR 239, south of NFSR 453 and north of Mt Taylor. Containment: 30% containment. Firefighters have stopped progression and continue to improve the containment fire lines. Fuels […]

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Oct. 7 Update: Colorado 2 Fire, Mt Taylor Ranger District

Start date: October 5, 2020         Cause: Under Investigation Size: 220 acres Location: Colorado Canyon, San Mateo Mountains.Colorado 2 Fire is east of NFSR 239, south of NFSR 453 and north of Mt Taylor. Containment: 0% Fuels and fire behavior: The Colorado 2 Fire is exhibiting moderate fire behavior with isolated torching. Weather: Above normal […]

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Mt Taylor Ranger District: Colorado 2 Fire

New Fire Start on Mt Taylor Ranger District: Colorado 2 Fire Start date: October 5, 2020         Cause: Unknown          Size: 100 acres Location: Colorado Canyon, San Mateo Mountains.Colorado 2 Fire is east of NFSR 239, south of NFSR 453 and north of Mt Taylor. Containment: 0% Fuels and fire behavior: The Colorado 2 Fire is […]

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Carson National Forest Announces Plan for La Jara Prescribed Burn on Camino Real Ranger District

TAOS, NM – Oct. 1, 2020 – Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, winds and weather forecasts, to implement the La Jara Prescribed Burn on the Camino Real Ranger District between Oct. 19 and Nov. 20. If weather conditions permit, approximately […]

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SFNF May Implement La Presa Prescribed Burn on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 30, 2020 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are looking at a potential window to implement the previously announced La Presa prescribed burn on Mesa los Indios near Forest Road 473. If conditions are favorable, crews could treat the 1,200-acre unit as early as the last […]

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BAER Team Completes Rapid Assessment of Medio Fire Severity, Impacts

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 24, 2020 – The Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team assigned to the Medio Fire on the Santa Fe National Fire (SFNF) completed a rapid assessment of the fire’s effects, including the potential for post-fire flooding, erosion and sedimentation. The BAER Team’s primary focus was on immediate risks […]

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