Firing Operations Near Completion on Amole Fire

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2        Cause:  Lightning Size:  Approximately 1917 acres     Fire behavior: Low to Moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 112 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 14, 2019 – Firefighters neared the completion of burning operations yesterday within the planned […]

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Firing Operations Aim to Protect Rio Pueblo Watershed

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2        Cause:  Lightning Size:  Approximately 1150 acres     Fire behavior: Low to Moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 108 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 13, 2019 – Firefighters continued firing operations yesterday. Hand and aerial ignitions were used […]

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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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Smoke Expected to Increase on Amole Fire

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2        Cause:  Lightning Size:  Approximately 650 acres     Fire behavior: Low to Moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 106 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 12, 2019 – Old slash piles were chipped and burned yesterday along the established […]

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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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Final Lava 18 Fire Update Unless Significant Events Occur

Lava 18 Fire Interagency News Release For Immediate Release September 11, 2019 Contact:  Ernie Price, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, ernie_price@nps.gov Final Lava 18 Fire Update Unless Significant Events Occur Grants, NM – The lightning-ignited Lava 18 Fire is approximately 2,070 acres (858 ac on the National Park Service (NPS) El Malpais National Monument and 1,212 acres […]

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David Canyon Prescribed Burn Update

Sandia Ranger District Wednesday 9-11-2019 Tijeras NM-The Sandia Ranger District has postponed the David Canyon RX Burn due to heavy rain received last night. The area is too wet to continue. We expect to begin again when conditions line up. Yesterday the crews treated 100 acres. The total for the two days is 250 acres […]

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Amole Fire Progressing as Planned

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2       Cause:  Lightning Size:  Approximately 600 acres     Fire behavior: Low to Moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 106 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 11, 2019 – An additional 265 acres were treated yesterday along the eastern side […]

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Firing Operations Successful on Amole Fire

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2                                      Cause:  Lightning Size:  approximately 335 acres                                  Fire behavior:  low to moderate Vegetation:  ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 137 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 10, 2019 –Low intensity firing operations continued yesterday on the eastern side […]

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David Canyon Prescribe Fire Update

Tuesday 09-10-19 Fire Managers on the Sandia Ranger District are currently implementing a prescribed burn in the David Canyon area. Approximately 150 acres were treated yesterday out of 900-acre project. Today’s target is 100 acres. Every morning, fire managers will evaluate weather conditions including wind, temperature and relative humidity to ensure conditions are within the […]

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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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Conditions are Favorable for the David Canyon Prescribed Fire

Tijeras, NM, September 5, 2019 – Fire managers may begin the David Canyon prescribed fire as soon as next Monday.  The project area is located on the Sandia Ranger District of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands, approximately 6 miles south of Tijeras, NM.  Up to 900 acres will be treated to promote forest health […]

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Prescribed Fires Planned for the Sandia Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM, August 22, 2019 – Fire Managers are planning to execute several prescribed fires on the Sandia Ranger District this fall and winter.  Prescribed fires are planned ignitions conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems.  These fires promote forest health in many ways such as reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients, and increasing […]

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Smoke Expected to Increase on Amole Fire

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2        Cause:  Lightning Size:  approximately 120 acres     Fire behavior:  creeping Vegetation:  ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 119 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 9, 2019 – Yesterday, fire crews focused on preparing firelines for today’s planned helicopter aerial ignitions. […]

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Lincoln National Forest -Sacramento Ranger District- Final Middle Fire Update: Sept 9, 2019

Incident Name – Middle Fire Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 785 Acres Cause: Lightning Date Detected: August 31, 2019 (Date Located: Sept 3, 2019) Location: 8 miles southeast of Weed, NM between the towns of Weed and Duncan. Lat/Long: Example: 32°46’12.25″N 105°21’41.41W Legal Description: T18S, R15E, SESW Sec 1 Firefighting Resources: 1 engine and […]

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Carson NF – 9/9/19 Montoya Springs Fire Final Update

Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team Jamie Long – Incident Commander Fire Information: (575) 684-2489 -September 9, 2019- Date detected: Thursday, August 29 Size: 2,950 acres Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, Canjilon Ranger District, 2 miles east of Canjilon, NM Containment: 75% Vegetation: Oak brush, grass, ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper Resources: Four […]

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Firing Operations Continue on the Amole Fire

Location:  Carson NF, Camino Real RD, between the Amole Group Shelter and FR 442 Date detected: September 2         Cause:  Lightning Size:  approximately 115 acres      Fire behavior:  creeping Vegetation:  ponderosa pine, mixed conifer Resources: 80 total personnel Taos, NM – Sept. 8, 2019 – Carson National Forest fire managers continued firing operations yesterday along the […]

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Carson NF- Montoya Springs Fire– September 8, 2019

Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team Jamie Long – Incident Commander Fire Information: (575) 684-2489 Date detected: Thursday, August 29 Size: 2,950 acres Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, Canjilon Ranger District, 2 miles east of Canjilon, NM Containment: 75% Vegetation: Oak brush, grass, ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper Resources: Four Type 6 engines […]

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Lava 18 Fire Continues to Meet Objectives

Lava 18 Fire Interagency News Release For Immediate Release September 7, 2019 Contact:  Ernie Price, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, ernie_price@nps.gov Lava 18 Fire Continues to Meet Objectives Grants, NM – The lightning-ignited Lava 18 Fire is approximately 1,500 acres. This fire is playing an important role maintaining a healthy forest and ensuring the resiliency of this […]

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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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