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Additional Fire Resources Ordered for Virgin Fire (Santa Fe NF)

Jemez Springs, NM – Aug. 13, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Management of the Virgin Fire has transferred from the Jemez Ranger District to a Type 3 Incident Management Team under Incident Commander (IC) Randy Prewitt.  Additional fire resources will arrive over the next few days. The Virgin Fire is currently at 72 acres and […]

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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger dips to LOW

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – As the summer temperatures begin to taper off and we receive more frequent pulses of rain showers over the general area, the fire danger lessens on the Lincoln National Forest.  Effective Monday, August 15, 2016, all Forest-wide fire danger rating signs will display the LOW adjective.  The LOW fire danger […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Haynes Fire – 8/9/16 9:15 pm Fire Update

Haynes Fire 8/9/16  9:15 pm FIRE UPDATE:  No change to report on the Haynes Fire.  Next update will be provided Wednesday (8/10/16). INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 8/9/16  3:45 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 8/9/16  9:18 am Location: Approximately 2 miles southwest of Cloudcroft, NM, on the west side of Sunspot Highway. Lat/Long: […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Fox Fire – 8/9/16 9:15 pm FINAL UPDATE

8/9/16 – 9:15 pm Fire Update – the Fox Fire was contained and controlled on 8/7/16 at 9:53 am.  There was no additional growth reported.  This is the FINAL UPDATE for the Fox Fire. New Fire Start – Fox Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 8/6/16  10:30 am Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 8/5/16 1:47 […]

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Cedar Springs Prescribed Burn Planned on Cuba Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 9, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the Cedar Springs prescribed burn on the Cuba Ranger District sometime between Sept. 5 and Oct. 1, 2016.  That window is dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and […]

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Santa Fe National Forest Prepares to Manage Virgin Fire for Multiple Objectives

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 9, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest today hope to begin operations to expand the lightning-caused Virgin Fire on the Jemez Ranger District to achieve multiple objectives on the landscape. Lightning struck the southern end of Virgin Mesa two miles southwest of Jemez […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Appletree Fire – 8/8/16 9:15 pm FIRST AND FINAL FIRE UPDATE

New Fire Start – Appletree Fire FIRST AND FINAL FIRE UPDATE: 8/8/16 9:15 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 8/8/16 2:58 pm Location: Approximately 8 miles northwest of Timberon, NM, near Sacramento Lookout. Lat/Long: 32 deg, 44 min, 37.71 sec X 105 deg, 45 min, 17.28 sec Legal Description: T18S, R12E, […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Hoosier Fire – 8/6/16 5:15 pm FIRST AND FINAL FIRE UPDATE

New Fire Start – Hoosier Fire FIRST AND FINAL FIRE UPDATE: 8/6/16 5:15 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 8/6/16 10:04 am Location: Approximately 7 miles southwest of Weed, NM, on the ridge near Aqua Chiquita Canyon. Lat/Long: 32 deg, 46 min, 12.07 sec X 105 deg, 37 min, 23.52 sec […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Sandoval County

Throughout the month of August, weather permitting, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office will be conducting a prescribed burn that includes approximately 20 acres along the Perea Nature Trail in the Rio Salado Riparian Area. The area is comprised of salt cedar and Russian olive, and is approximately 1 mile south […]

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BLM Albuquerque District Lifts Fire Restrictions (8 Counties and 2.5 Million Acres Effected)

  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Albuquerque District Office has suspended fire restrictions on BLM administered public lands.  BLM Albuquerque District Manager Danita Burns announced that as of August 5, 2016, fire restrictions on BLM lands are no longer in effect within Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, Socorro, Torrance, and Valencia Counties. Recent precipitation […]

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Cuerno Fire Shows Minimal Activity (Santa Fe National Forest)

SANTA FE, NM – August 3, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  The lightning-caused Cuerno Fire that started on August 1, 2016 on the Coyote Ranger District remains in monitor status after minimal overnight fire activity. Located 13 miles southeast of Coyote and 10 miles southwest of Abiquiu, the two-acre fire is confined by rocky cliffs […]

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Carson National Forest McGaffey Fire Final Update

This lightning-caused fire, located on the Camino Real Ranger District, is now at 525 acres and 75% contained. Firing operations on the McGaffey Fire were completed yesterday and all lines are holding. No measurable amount of moisture was reported on the fire yesterday. Pockets of unburned fuels in the interior will continue to burn and […]

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McGaffey fire Update

  After today information can be reached at 575-741-1516.  For text messages on the progress of the fire text ‘follow CarsonNF’ to 40404. Firing operations on the McGaffey Fire were completed yesterday.  Pockets of unburned fuels in the interior of the south east end of the fire were ignited and lines on the west side […]

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El Valle Wildfire Update

The El Valle Fire was reported yesterday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.  The fire will be confined today using natural barriers and existing roads and will grow to approximately 42 acres.  Unburned fuels in the interior of the fire will continue to produce visible smoke in the communities of Chamisal, El Valle, Truchas and surrounding areas.  […]

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McGaffey Wildfire Update

For text messages on the progress of the fire text ‘follow CarsonNF’ to 40404. Fire resources on the McGaffey Fire were able to complete burnout operations on the east side of the planned area before the arrival of the afternoon precipitation.  The moisture and lower temperatures caused a heavy smoke inversion in the evening with […]

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McGaffey wildfire update

July 30, 2016   Today is the third day with no significant moisture on the McGaffey wildfire, offering fire managers an opportunity to utilize it to meet multiple resource objectives and promote forest health. Today, resources will add fire to the ground to direct fire movement and regulate fire effects.  Ignitions will produce increased smoke.  Weather […]

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McGAFFEY WILDFIRE PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT AT LLANO QUEMADO COMMUNITY CENTER

McGaffey Wildfire Public Meeting Tonight 7 pm Llano Quemado Community Center 130 Miranda Canyon Rd, Ranchos de Taos The McGaffey fire is currently at 78 acres. There was no significant moisture on the fire last night, all lines held with low fire activity and minimal spread. 

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Reward Offered for Information about Recent Theft of Firefighting Equipment

News Release Date: July 28, 2016 Contact: NPS Investigative Services Branch, Tip Line 888-653-0009 More Information: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1563/theft-from-vall.htm Reward Offered for Information about Recent Theft of Firefighting Equipment Special Agents with the Investigative Services Branch (ISB) and US Park Rangers of Valles Caldera National Preserve are seeking information about the recent theft of crucial wildland firefighting equipment. Between 6:00 p.m. on July 23 […]

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Virgin Fire on Santa Fe National Forest May be Candidate for Management

SANTA FE, NM – July 28, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are monitoring the lightning-caused Virgin Fire on the Jemez Ranger District as Forest officials consider managing it to achieve multiple objectives on the landscape. Located within the footprint of the Southwest Jemez Mountains Forest Restoration project, […]

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