Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Increases to HIGH

A combination of low moisture, persistent drought, winds and warm weather in southern New Mexico has prompted Lincoln National Forest fire officials to elevate the fire danger rating to HIGH.  All three districts, Smokey Bear, Sacramento and Guadalupe are experiencing conditions that warrant the “HIGH” fire danger rating, which will be displayed on all forest-wide […]

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Hay Vega Fire

Multiple resources are working to contain the five-acre Hay Vega fire on the Quemado Ranger District. This interagency effort includes state, federal and local fire resources. There are eight engines and a squad from the the Gila Hotshots on the fire. The fire is not spreading rapidly. Crews will continue to work this evening. The […]

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Fire on Hwy. 130 – First & Final Notification

A piñon/juniper fire located southwest of Mayhill on  Highway 130 in Otero County, NM, was caused by a downed power line.  Named the 130 Fire, it burned three acres but resources have been able to suppress it.  This is the final notification.

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Bosque Fire Burning West of La Joya – Final Notification

The LaJoya1 bosque fire in Socorro County was active for approximately four days.  It burned just under 300 acres on private, municipal, and federal land.  Resources were released and this is the final notification.

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Carson National Forest – Canjilon Ranger District Prescribed Burn

Taos, NM, March 28, 2016 – The Canjilon Ranger District of the Carson National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed burn on a total of 380 acres in the Canjilon Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) on Wednesday and Thursday, March 30 and 31, contingent on favorable conditions. Available resources, wind, relative humidity, and temperature requirements must […]

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week is March 27 – April 2, 2016 #NMFire #OneLessSpark #FireAdapted

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 27 – April 2, 2016. This year’s theme is “Where We Live, How We Live, Living with Wildfire.”  The focus of the week is to increase awareness and to promote actions […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Centennial Bombing Range

Las Cruces, NM – On March 29, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning a prescribed burn in the Centennial Bombing Range on the McGregor Range, weather permitting.  Centennial is approximately 20 miles northeast of Oro Grande, New Mexico, in Otero County.  An anticipated 500 acres of grassland will be targeted for hand ignition.  […]

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Baker Canyon Fire Information is available on Inciweb

The Baker Canyon Fire started in Arizona, and has burned into New Mexico. Current fire information is available on Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4673/.  

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Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed Underway

SANTA FE, NM – March 24, 2016 – For Immediate Release – Favorable conditions today allowed fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest to proceed with the planned prescribed burn in the lower portion of the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed. The 200-acre broadcast burn adjacent to the Nichols Reservoir will be done with hand […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned in the Santa Fe Watershed on the Santa Fe National Forest Española Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – March 22, 2016– For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct prescribed burns on a total of 850 acres in the Santa Fe Watershed on the Española Ranger District throughout the spring, if conditions are favorable.  Once ignitions have started, they are expected […]

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Bosque Fire Burning West of La Joya

Approximately 200-250 acres have burned in a bosque fire located west of La Joya.  Named the LaJoya1 Fire, it began on Sunday afternoon (March 20, 2016).  State, federal, and local fire department resources are on site.  No structures have been threatened by the fire.  A Red Flag Warning for fire weather conditions has also been issued.

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Wildland-Urban Interface is Focus of Prescribed Burn Planned on Santa Fe NationalForest Jemez Ranger District

Wildland-Urban Interface is Focus of Prescribed Burn Planned on Santa Fe National Forest Jemez Ranger District SANTA FE, NM – March 17, 2016 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are working with communities in the Jemez Ranger District to conduct the bi-annual Thompson Ridge slash-pit prescribed burn. The […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned on Santa Fe National Forest Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – March 17, 2016 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the previously announced prescribed burn on the south end of the Paliza treatment area within the boundaries of the Southwest Jemez Mountains Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project on the Jemez Ranger […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned on Santa Fe National Forest Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – March 15, 2016 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to begin the previously announced prescribed burn in Gallinas Canyon and Las Dispensas area on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 if conditions are favorable. Once ignitions have started, […]

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Carson National Forest – North Shady Brook Prescribed Burn

Taos, NM, March 14, 2016—For Immediate Release. The Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest will begin prescribed burning piles this month in the North Shady Brook project area. This prescribed burn will be conducted on days when wind, relative humidity, temperature and expected weather pattern are favorable. These piles are located off […]

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Carson National Forest – Canjilon WUI Prescribed Burn

Taos, NM, March 15, 2016—For Immediate Release. The Canjilon Ranger District of the Carson National Forest will begin prescribed burning piles beginning March 21st and continue through April 20th on days that conditions such as wind, relative humidity, temperature, expected weather pattern and available resources are favorable. The Canjilon Wildland Urban Interface area (WUI) prescribed […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Dripping Springs Natural Area

Las Cruces, NM – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning a prescribed burn at the Dripping Springs Natural Area (Natural Area) near Las Cruces, New Mexico.  The Dripping Springs prescribed burn is planned for the morning of March 15, 2016, weather permitting.  Smoke will be highly visible to the City of Las Cruces and […]

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week is March 27 – April 2, 2016

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 27 – April 2, 2016. This year’s theme is “Where We Live, How We Live, Living with Wildfire.”  The focus of the week is to increase awareness and to promote actions […]

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Ignitions resume on the San Juan Canyon Pile Burn (Santa Fe NF)

Ignitions have resumed on the San Juan Canyon Pile Burn.  The burn, a total of 100 acres, is located six miles northeast of Ponderosa . For more information contact the Jemez Ranger Station at 575-829-3535. Santa Fe, NM – Jan. 13, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are […]

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BLM Prescribed Burns Planned Near Carlsbad

For Immediate Release   –  February 12, 2016 For Additional Information:  Matias Telles, 575-644-4431   BLM Prescribed Burns Planned Near Carlsbad Carlsbad, NM – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to conduct prescribed burns at three locations in the Carlsbad area beginning Feb 17 and continuing through the first 2 weeks of March, […]

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