New Mexico State Forester Mandates Early Fire Restrictions on All Non-municipal, Non-federal, and Non-tribal Lands Statewide

  2020 Fire Restrictions on State and Private Lands PR.FNL 2020 Fire Restrictions on State and Private Lands PR.FNL Fire Restrictions Exceptions Procedures.FNL

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Lumberton Fire – Rio Arriba County – 05/12/20 – Morning Update

The Lumberton Fire in Rio Arriba County is now 30% contained and holding at 437 acres. Rains impacted the fire area throughout the day yesterday (05/11) and there was no fire growth. Today (5/12), firefighters will continue to secure containment lines as weather conditions are expected to become hotter and drier with increasing wind over […]

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Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go! Always check with the local agency for current fire restrictions before visiting public lands.  For more information, call the Fire Restrictions Hotline: 1-877-864-6985. BeSafe.org Outdoor Safety Tips from Smokey Bear Campfire Safety Backyard Burning Equipment Maintenance Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors Safely During Fire Season Fire Danger Descriptions Grilling Safety Tips One Less Spark, One Less […]

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Lumberton Fire – Rio Arriba County – 05/11/20 – Evening Update

The Lumberton Fire in Rio Arriba County is currently estimated at 437 acres and 5% contained. Six residences are threatened and two homes remain evacuated as a precaution. Today cooler temperatures, increased humidity, and rain allowed firefighters to make progress in slowing the rate of spread of the fire. Weather conditions are expected to change and […]

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Home Ignition Zone Webinar: May 12

Take a break tomorrow, May 12, at 1pm MST, and join us for a webinar (click here to register) by the Fire Adapted Communities New Mexico Learning Network. In this 60-minute webinar, Sam Berry of the Forest Stewards Guild will show you how to prepare your home for fire season. Research has shown that there […]

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Lumberton Fire – Rio Arriba County – 05/11/20 – Afternoon Update

The Lumberton Fire, burning on private land in Rio Arriba County is currently estimated at 350 acres. The fire is located off of Highway 64, east of Lumberton, NM. Four homes and multiple outbuildings are threatened and two residences remain evacuated. Fire behavior is minimal today (05/11) due to increased humidity/rain, cooler temperatures, and calmer […]

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Lumberton Fire – Rio Arriba County – 05/10/20

The Lumberton Fire is burning on private land off of Highway 64, east of Lumberton, NM in Rio Arriba County. The fire is threatening approximately four homes, two of which have been evacuated. The human-caused fire started just before noon today (05/10) and is moving toward Jicarilla Apache Tribal Lands. Gusting wind with speeds up […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 10, 2020

#ReadyForWildfire: Let’s start a trend and reduce the number of human-caused wildfires in New Mexico. Do your part to prevent wildfires.

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 9, 2020

Vehicles and trailers can be unintentional fire starters. If you are off-roading, remember that your exhaust system can reach temperatures over 1000°F! Driving or parking over dry grass can start wildfires. Be sure your trailer is roadworthy before heading out with good tires, greased bearings, and no dragging chains – whether it’s a car, truck, […]

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Drying Trend, Human Carelessness Raise Wildfire Potential across Carson National Forest

TAOS, NM – May 8, 2020 – An ongoing drying trend across the 1.5 million acres of the Carson National Forest combined with continued negligence by a small number of forest visitors have fire managers concerned about an early start to the 2020 fire season. With low fuel moisture levels and other indices pushing most […]

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Gila National Forest – Final Update: Gordon Fire/Reserve Ranger District

L Location:  Two miles south of Rancho Grande Estates, Reserve Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 7, 2020                 Size:  12 acres         Cause:  Under Investigation Vegetation:  Ponderosa Pine       Containment:  Expected 5/8/20 Resources:  Gila Interagency Hot Shot Crew (IHC) and FS Engines – E661 and 662. Summary:  The Gordon Fire is burning on National Forest […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 8, 2020

Here are a few reminders when target shooting on public lands: Know before you go: Is target shooting allowed in the area you will visit? Shoot in areas free of dry vegetation—and avoid shooting on hot windy days. Avoid shooting hard objects: bullet fragments can be extremely hot and can easily start a grass fire. […]

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Gila National Forest: Gordon Fire, Reserve Ranger District

Gordon Fire Location:  two miles south of Rancho Grande Subdivision, Reserve Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 7, 2020                 Size:  ~ 10-12 acres            Cause:  Under investigation Vegetation:  Ponderosa Pine Resources:  Gila Interagency Hot Shot Crew (IHC), FS Engines – E661 and 662, one Type 1 helicopter, one lead plane/air attack module, two large […]

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Drying Trend, Human Carelessness Raise Wildfire Potential across Santa Fe National Forest

SANTA FE, NM – May 7, 2020 – An ongoing drying trend across the 1.6 million acres of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) combined with continued negligence by a small number of forest visitors have fire managers concerned about an early start to the 2020 fire season. Despite the campfire ban that went into […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 7, 2020

New Mexicans often burn fields, acequias or piles of debris. Some counties in NM have issued burn bans.  If allowed where you are, always get a burn permit and make sure you prepare the site, have enough water and people on hand, and never leave any fire unattended, even for a few minutes!   Watch this […]

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 6, 2020

If you are working outdoors using equipment that creates sparks, please consider wildfire safety, especially the timing of your outdoor home projects! Working in the morning, ensuring at least 10 feet of clearance from dry vegetation, and having a shovel and fire extinguisher ready can prevent a wildfire.  #WildfirePreparednessWeek #ReadyForWildfire

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3 Southwest National Forests Implement Firearm Use Restrictions to Prevent Wildfires

Please visit the following sites for information on these restrictions that are effective at 5 p.m. on May 6, 2020: Coronado National Forest Tonto National Forest Prescott National Forest

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Wildfire Preparedness: May 5, 2020

Wildfire helps many of our NM rangelands and forested areas.  However, fires started at the wrong place and time can be disastrous to our communities, livelihoods, and resources.  Please do your part. Take extra precaution before venturing out on public lands and be careful with anything that could start a fire. The costs of a […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Week: Preventing Wildfires

On New Mexico’s public lands, one less spark really can mean one less wildfire. The BLM and all land management agencies need your help to prevent wildfires this spring and summer. The statewide average of human-caused wildfires is 48% of all wildfires.  Most of these fires can be prevented.  #ReadyForWildfire #WildfirePreparednessWeek Wildfire where you work, […]

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Ox Spring Fire Contained

Mountainair, NM, May 3, 2020 – The Ox Spring Fire, which was reported just after noon today, is now 100% contained.  Forest Service crews along with mutual aid from Torreon and Mountainair Fire Departments, were able to line the fire to hold its growth to under an acre.  Two helicopters also aided in stopping the […]

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