SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 3,582 Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 66% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain forecasted throughout the week Resources: 152 personnel. Situation: The fire is in steep terrain with limited access on Mesa Venado and an adjacent […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 3,482 Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 66% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain forecasted throughout the week Resources: 158 personnel. Situation: The fire is in steep terrain with limited access on Mesa Venado and an adjacent […]

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National Park Service Firefighters Monitoring Lightning Ignited Wildfires in El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that four lightning caused fires are being managed within El Malpais National Monument. All four fires are surrounded by lava fields and burning within ponderosa forests with needles and grassy vegetation. The Lola Fire is located in the southeast corner of El Malpais National Monument west of Highway 117. It is estimated to […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 2,970 Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 30% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain forecasted throughout the week Resources: 190 personnel. On Sunday at 6:00 a.m. a local Type 3 organization led by Incident Commander Ray Corral […]

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SFNF – Cochiti Mesa Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cochiti Mesa Fire Start Date: Reported July 28 Cause: Lightning Size: quarter acre Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Dead and down ponderosa pine and mixed conifer Weather: Partly cloudy, scattered showers Resources: 1 engine and 1 utility responded Situation: The fire is in the […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Deep Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District – 7/28/2018

MAGDALENA, NM, July 28, 2018 – The Deep Fire, located in the San Mateo Mountains on the Magdalena Ranger District, was first reported on Friday, July 27, 2018. The lightning caused fire is located in steep, rugged terrain between Deep Canyon and Cold Springs Canyon, approximately 1 mile east of the Apache Kid Wilderness and […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

Incident Management Team transfers command of Venado Fire July 28, 2018 Daily Update  Acres: 2,970 Start Date: July 20, 2018 Cause: Lightning Location: Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 30% Fuels: Ponderosa pine Total personnel: 295 General Information: On Sunday at 6:00 a.m., Steve Millert’s Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 will transition […]

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Night time pile burn operations on Venado Fire

This evening 7/27, firefighters working on the Venado Fire are taking advantage of weather conditions to ignite piles in the Joaquin fuels treatment area to rob the wildfire of fuel and reinforce control lines. Flames may be visible from communities along New Mexico Highway 4 and US HWY 550.

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7/27/18 Lightning Caused Wildfires across the Forest

Taos, NM (July 27, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Within the past 4 weeks, Carson National Forest fire personnel responded to 28 lightning-caused wildfire ignitions.  Lightning-caused wildfires are a common occurrence during the monsoon season, typically late-June through July. The Lobo Fire located 2 miles east of San Cristobal in the Columbine Hondo Wilderness has […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

Monsoonal rains slow Venado Fire Venado Fire Update Acres: 2,872 Start Date: July 20, 2018 Cause: Lightning Location: Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 15% Fuels: Ponderosa pine Total personnel: 282 General Information: As yesterday’s monsoonal weather pattern helped firefighters keep the Venado Fire in check with minimal activity, firefighters continue with a full […]

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SFNF – Sarca Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarca Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 7 Cause: Lightning Size: 50 acres Location: Agua Sarca drainage area of the Pecos Wilderness – Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: ponderosa pine and other mixed conifer Resources: Monitoring via air and ground Weather: 70% chance rain tonight and 60% tomorrow with lighting Situation: […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire areas close for safety

Forest officials issue Venado Fire area closure for safety SANTA FE, NM – July 26, 2018 – For Immediate Release. The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) issued a temporary area closure today to protect public health and safety, and so firefighters can operate more safely in the Venado Fire area on the Jemez Ranger District […]

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New Mexico State Forestry Division Lifts Fire Restrictions on State Lands

SANTA FE, NM – The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Forestry Division has lifted smoking, firework, campfire, and open fire restrictions for all state lands effective Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 12:01 p.m. “We continue to encourage New Mexican’s and visitors to our state to be vigilant and use caution with any use of […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

Public invited to Venado Fire community meeting tonight July 26, 2018 Daily Update  Acres: 2,872 Start Date: July 20, 2018 Cause: Lightning Location: Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 10% Fuels: Ponderosa pine Total personnel: 318 The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 will host a community meeting for the Venado Fire at […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 assumes command of the Venado Fire  July 25, 2018 Daily Update Acres:  2,577 Start Date: July 20, 2018 Cause: Lightning Location: Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuels: Ponderosa pine Total personnel: 318 General Information: The Santa Fe National Forest brought in Steve Millert’s Type 2 […]

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SFNF – Aragon Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aragon Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 12 Cause: Lightning Size: 450 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 50% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: 75% chance for rain showers over the next few days Resources: 6 personnel Situation: The fire remains in a remote location East of Gallina […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: approximately 2,500 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Scattered thunderstorms Monday night dropped less than a tenth of an inch on the Venado Fire with no significant impact on ground conditions. […]

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VCNP – Hidden Valley Fire Receives Rain 7.24.18

Jemez Springs, NM – On Monday evening the Hidden Valley Fire received approximately .49 inches of rain, further reducing fire behavior. The chance for monsoonal rains and thunderstorms will remain high in the afternoons through the end of the week and minimal fire behavior is predicted for the Hidden Valley Fire.   With decreased complexity, […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: approximately 2,200 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Scattered thunderstorms Monday night dropped less than a tenth of an inch on the Venado Fire, with no significant impact on ground conditions. […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: approximately 2,000 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight expect to bring lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds. Resources on scene: 162 personnel, which includes four interagency […]

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