Crockett Fire – Eddy County – 7/18/17 11:30 a.m.

The Crockett Fire burning near Hope, New Mexico in Eddy County is now 100% contained. Lightning started the fire Monday (7/17) afternoon burning approximately 7 acres. No structures are threatened. The fire is burning in grass and Piñon-juniper. Crews will continue to mop up and monitor the fire. Jurisdiction: NM State Forestry, Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District – NEW START – Crockett Fire – 7/17/17 9:10 pm

New Fire Start – Crockett Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 07/17/17  9:10 pm Jurisdiction: NM State Forestry, Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District and Bureau of Land Management Date/Time Detected: 07/17/17  6:07 pm Lat/Long:  32 deg,  31 min, 12.96 sec X 104 deg,  59 min,  0.59 sec. Legal Description: T21S, R19E, NENE Sec 3 Firefighting Resources: 2 engines, 6 […]

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Cajete Fire Declared Controlled

SANTA FE, NM – July 17, 2017 – For Immediate Release. The Cajete Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District was declared controlled at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, July 16, thanks to recent moisture that arrived with the monsoon season. The 1,412-acre Cajete Fire, which started on June 15 from an abandoned campfire, […]

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Diablo Fire-Carson NF-Final Update 7/17/17

Start date:  Saturday, July 8 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson National Forest, Camino Real Ranger District, within the Pot Creek drainage.  The fire is approximately 7 miles east of the Pot Creek community and 3 miles southwest of Bernardin Lake. Size:  1 acre Vegetation:  Primarily mixed conifer  Status:  In the past week the Diablo Fire has […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District – Rock Pile Fire – FINAL FIRE UPDATE 7/17/17 – 1:20 pm

Fire Name: Rock Pile Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 07/12/17  4:00 pm Location: West of Big Canyon, 12 Miles from Queen, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°, 1′, 42.53″,  Long: 104°, 45′, 59.77″ Legal Description: T26S, R21E, NWSW Sec 24 Firefighting Resources: 6 personnel, 1 Engine Values at Risk: None Hazards: Snags, […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Smokey Bear Ranger District- FIRST and FINAL Post- Flume Fire -7/17/17 9:50 am

New Fire Start – Flume Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 07/17/17  9:50 am Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 07/16/17,  6:00 pm Location: Southwest of Grindstone Lake   Firefighting Resources: 1 engine + fire personnel Hazards: Snags Fuels: Timber Size: Single Tree Containment: 100% Status: 7/17/17, 9:50 am: Last night firefighters responded to a report […]

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Gila National Forest – Outlaw Fire

Location:  West of U.S. Highway 180, Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest. Legal description – T13S, R20W, Section 2. Start Date:  July 15, 2017                               Size: ~8 acres                     Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Grasses and pinon juniper                 Resources:  Monitoring.                                Containment:  0% Summary:  The Outlaw Fire is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Glenwood Ranger District, Gila […]

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Lincoln National Forest – White Horse Fire Update – 7/15/17 1:45 pm

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 07/07/17   3:15pm Location: Approximately 14 miles northwest of Ruidoso, NM in the White Mountain Wilderness. Lat/Long: Lat 33°, 27′, 20.67″ x Long 105°, 50′, 48.84″ Legal Description:  T10S, R10E, Sec 12 Firefighting Resources:  One Forest Service engine, plus overhead. Values at Risk: None identified at this time Hazards: Terrain, snags […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Final Update – 07/15/2017

                                                                                                                                                                    Magdalena, NM; July 15, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is at 4,578 acres. The change in acreage is due to more accurate mapping. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in […]

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Tiffany Fire Contained – Final Update – 7/14

The Tiffany Fire is now 100% contained and 9,200 acres.  Fire managers will continue to monitor the fire.  Smoke and torching may be visible for several days as heavy fuels burn out within the interior.  The Fort Craig Historic Site is open to the public.

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/14/2017

                                                                                      Magdalena, NM; July 14, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,728 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. “Safety of the fire fighter […]

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Gila National Forest – Whiterock & Tower Fire, Glenwood Ranger District – July 13, 2017

Whiterock Fire Location:  4 miles west of mile marker 37 on U.S. Highway 180 and south of Saliz Pass, near the top of Whiterocks Mountain close to the Arizona border. Legal description — T9S, R21W, Section 30. Start Date:  July 10, 2017                               Size: ~20 acres                  Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine transitioning into pinon juniper Resources:  […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions rescinded at El Morro National Monument

As a result of increased precipitation Superintendent Mitzi Frank rescinded the El Morro National Monument Stage II Fire Restrictions effective at 8:00 am on Friday, July 14, 2017. The normal fire regulations in El Morro National Monument are: Wood and charcoal campfires are permitted in the grills provided within developed campgrounds or picnic areas. Firewood […]

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Restrictions End Tomorrow on Santa Fe National Forest

SANTA FE, NM – July 13, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Thanks to recent precipitation and decreasing fire danger, the Santa Fe National Forest will lift campfire and smoking restrictions on Friday, July 14, at 8:00 a.m.  The forest implemented Stage 1 fire restrictions on June 23 based on dry conditions and higher-than-normal temperatures. Forest […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/13/17

  Magdalena, NM; July 13, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,336 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. Increase in fire size today […]

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Collette Fire – Santa Fe County – 7/12/17 Final Update

The Collette Fire in the Edgewood area of Santa Fe County is now 100% contained. Wetting rains helped firefighters secure the 8-acre fire this afternoon (7/12). Crews will continue to monitor the fire area. Lightning sparked the Collette Fire on July 10. #NMFire #NMwx

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/12/17

  Magdalena, NM; July 12, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 2,336 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. Approximately 62 personnel are assigned […]

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Diablo Fire on the Carson National Forest

Start date:  Saturday, July 8.  The fire was found on Sunday and crews made it to the area on Monday. Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson National Forest, Camino Real Ranger District, within the Pot Creek drainage.  The fire is approximately 7 miles east of the Pot Creek community and 3 miles southwest of Bernardin Lake. Size:  […]

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Collette Fire Update – Santa Fe County – 07/11/17 11:30 a.m.

The Collette Fire burning in the Edgewood area of Santa Fe County is now 20% contained. The fire is estimated at 12 acres and no homes are threatened. The interior of the fire is still active and smoke is visible from the surrounding area. The fire has burned into an area previously treated/thinned by the […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/11/2017

Magdalena, NM; July 11, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, increased in size to 520 acres. The increase in acreage is due to aerial and hand ignition operations within the defined management area.  Aerial and hand ignitions will continue today on the fire line.  The […]

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