Cedar Springs Prescribed Burn Planned on Cuba Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 11, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are hoping to take advantage of favorable fall conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct the Cedar Springs prescribed burn on the Cuba Ranger District as early as Monday, Oct. 16, […]

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Gila National Forest: Women in Wildland Fire boot camp will hold a Prescribed Burn as part of a training exercise

Truth or Consequences, NM, October 11, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest is sponsoring the Women in Wildland Fire boot camp and second weekend events will occur October 14-15. This boot camp offers a comprehensive introduction to wildland firefighting.  The training for this upcoming weekend will include a prescribed burn […]

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Fall Prescribed Burns Planned on Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 5, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable fall conditions to conduct prescribed burns as early as Monday, Oct. 16.  That window is dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality […]

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Cuba Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burns This Fall

Cuba Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burns This Fall SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 27, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest, hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct previously announced prescribed burns sometime between Oct. […]

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Prescribed Burn Set to Start in Gallinas Watershed

SANTA FE, NM – September 26, 2017 – For Immediate Release – A prescribed burn in the Gallinas Watershed on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District may begin as early as tomorrow.  The decision to burn on Wednesday will be dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, weather forecasts and available resources.  The […]

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Weather Puts Palmer and Ojitos Managed Fires on Hold

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 26, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Based on this week’s forecast for significant moisture across Northern New Mexico, fire managers on the Palmer and Ojitos Fires are temporarily halting operations.  A back door cold front is bringing rain and thunderstorms into the state with the potential to drop as much […]

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Fire Crews Complete Operations on Deer Creek Fire

Fire Crews Complete Operations on Deer Creek Fire SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 26, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Crews on the Santa Fe National Forest have completed fire operations on the 1,022-acre Deer Creek Fire on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF).  The lightning-caused wildfire on Peggy Mesa gave […]

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Why It Makes Sense to Manage Wildfires Now

Why It Makes Sense to Manage Wildfires Now SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 25, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are taking advantage of three unplanned lightning-caused wildfires to achieve significant benefits on the ground, including safer communities and healthier forests and watersheds. The Ojitos Fire on […]

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Coyote Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burns This Fall

Coyote Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burns This Fall SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 25, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest, hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct previously announced prescribed burns sometime between Sept. […]

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SFNF Crews Continue to Manage West Side Fires

SFNF Crews Continue to Manage West Side Fires SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 25, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Work continues on the lightning-caused Deer Creek and Ojitos Fires on the Jemez and Coyote Ranger Districts, respectively, on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). The Deer Creek Fire on Peggy Mesa is holding at 140 […]

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Escondido Fire has grown to 500 acres

This is an update on the lightning-caused Escondido Fire, located in a remote section of the Mount Taylor Ranger District, approximately 20 miles northeast of Grants, NM.  The fire is being actively managed to achieve optimal resource benefits and it has grown to 500 acres in size. Located within the Black Mesa Wildlife Improvement project […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned on Santa Fe National Forest

SANTA FE, NM – September 24, 2017 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to conduct a prescribed burn in Gallinas Canyon on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District.  The planned burn will include a combination of pile burning and broadcast burning. The window for the Gallinas Canyon prescribed […]

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Firing Operations Continue on West Side of SFNF

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 23, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) continue to manage the lightning-caused Ojitos Fire on the Coyote Ranger District and the Deer Creek Fire on the Jemez Ranger District by using low-intensity fire on the ground to achieve multiple resource benefits. The […]

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Palmer Fire Update – Pecos/Las Vegas District, Santa Fe NF

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 23, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire staff continue to actively manage the Palmer Fire on Rowe Mesa, approximately 8 miles southeast of Rowe, NM.  This lightning-caused fire, detected Sept. 12, is providing an excellent opportunity for fire managers to achieve multiple resource benefits. Yesterday, weather conditions were favorable to […]

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Update on Four Lightning-Caused Fires on Pecos/Las Vegas District

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 22, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire personnel on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District are currently handling four fires that were ignited by lightning strikes.  Depending on the location, conditions on the ground and forest management objectives, the District’s fire managers are responding with the appropriate strategy. Palmer Fire: Fire […]

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SFNF Crews Continue Work on West Side Fires

SFNF Crews Continue Work on West Side Fires SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 22, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) continue to manage the lightning-caused Ojitos Fire on the Coyote Ranger District and the Deer Creek Fire on the Jemez Ranger District by using low-intensity fire on […]

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Deer Creek Fire on Jemez Ranger District to be Managed for Resource Benefit

Deer Creek Fire on Jemez Ranger District to be Managed for Resource Benefit SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 19, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to manage the lightning-caused Deer Creek Fire on Peggy Mesa by using low-intensity fire on the ground to achieve multiple resource […]

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Palmer Fire on Pecos Ranger District to be Managed for Resource Benefit

Palmer Fire on Pecos Ranger District to be Managed for Resource Benefit SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 19, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to manage the lightning-caused Palmer Fire on Rowe Mesa by using low-intensity fire on the ground to achieve multiple resource benefits, including […]

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Smoke Visible from Three Fires on SFNF

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 16, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Three lightning-caused fires on the Santa Fe National Forest are putting up visible smoke today as crews keep an eye on the Beaver Creek, Deer Creek and Ojitos Fires. The Ojitos Fire on the Coyote Ranger District started on July 7 in a 90,000-acre […]

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Beaver Creek Fire Update Sept. 12, 2017 Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest

Reported: Members of the public reported seeing smoke on Sept. 10, 2017, and the Barillas Fire Lookout Tower confirmed smoke and an approximate location on Sept. 11. Cause: Unconfirmed, but lightning is the most probable cause. Size: Estimated at 1-2 acres. Location: On the southeastern edge of the Pecos Wilderness on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger […]

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