Gila National Forest: Alum Fire

The Alum Fire, which is located on National Forest System lands, within the boundaries of the Gila Wilderness, is south of the Grapevine Campground and west of NM Hwy 15. This is approximately 5-10 acres, probably human-caused. Silver City Hotshots and Type 2helicopter have been ordered and will arrive in the a.m. An initial attack […]

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Media Advisory: Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Postponed Again; May Be Rescheduled Sometime Next Week

SANTA FE, NM – April 4, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will not conduct the previously announced prescribed burn near Nichols Reservoir in the lower Santa Fe Municipal Watershed tomorrow, April 5. After reviewing conditions on the ground, including recent precipitation, and forecasted weather and winds, fire managers decided […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Lewis Prescribed Burn Update April 4-7

The Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District will continue with ignition on the Lewis Prescribed fire as conditions allow April 4-7, 2019. The prescribed burn is located near the towns of Weed and Sacramento, NM. Smoke may impact various roads in the area and may be visible from the communities of Weed, Mayhill, Sacramento and […]

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Gila National Forest: East Centerfire Prescribed Burn Planned on Quemado RD

Forest Order 06-19-003_Exhibit A (Map)FreemanUnit_VicinityMap for NRForest Order 06-19-003_EastCenterfireRxBurn Quemado, NM, April 4, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn starting the week of April 8, weather dependent. The project plan is for 4,100 acres in the East Centerfire Unit, which is adjacent to Upper Cottonwood […]

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National Park Service Plans Prescribed Fire at El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – The National Park Service at El Malpais National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the west side of the monument near the junction of County Road 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. The Rendija prescribed fire is approximately 1,500 […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Lewis Prescribed Burn

The Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District will continue with ignition today on the Lewis Prescribed fire as previously planned. The prescribed burn is located near the towns of Weed and Sacramento, NM approximately 1 mile southwest of Blue Water Ranch and north/northeast of Mike Jones Ranch. Smoke may impact various roads in the area and […]

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Media Advisory: SFNF Postpones Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed; Next Possible Window April 5

SANTA FE, NM – April 1, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) have postponed the previously announced prescribed burn near Nichols Reservoir in the lower Santa Fe Municipal Watershed. The plan was to conduct the burn on Tuesday, April 2, but due to current conditions, including forecasted […]

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Chupadera Prescribed Fire in Socorro County to Begin

The Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office is planning to burn up to 2,711 acres in eastern Socorro County April 1 – May 15, weather permitting.  The Chupadera Prescribed Burn is located on Chupadera Mesa, 10 miles east of Bingham, N.M. and 5 miles north of US Highway 380.  The objective for this burn […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Lewis Prescribed Burn To Proceed Next Week

The Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District is planning to proceed with the Lewis Prescribed Burn early next week if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, remain favorable. The burn area is approximately 1,000 acres located 1 mile southwest of Blue Water Ranch and north/northeast of Mike Jones Ranch. […]

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SFNF Plans to Proceed with Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed

SANTA FE, NM – March 28, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to proceed with the previously announced prescribed burn near Nichols Reservoir in the lower Santa Fe Municipal Watershed as early as April 2, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and […]

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Gila NF: Collins Park Prescribed Burn

Shantie_Springs_RX MapLa Jolla_Rx Map The Gila National Forest is planning to conduct two prescribed burns (La Jolla and Shantie Springs) which includes approximately 6,000 acres which is located near Collins Park and the surrounding area, beginning today. Collins Park is located on Reserve Ranger District. Smoke and firefighter activity may impact FR 94, FR 28, […]

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LNF -Sacramento RD- Rx Burn

Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District will be conducting a prescribed burn near Sacramento today. Fire managers will monitor conditions closely to ensure they fall within the ranges identified in the burn plan. The purpose of this project is to reduce hazardous fuels to increase health, vigor, and competitive ability of […]

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week – April 7-13, 2019

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, April 7-13, 2019. This year’s theme is “Prevention today for protection tomorrow.” The focus of the week is to promote actions that prevent human-caused wildfire and reduce the risk of wildfire […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned in Chaves County

Beginning the week of March 17, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will begin seeking opportunities to conduct the 200-acre Nester Ball Prescribed Fire (Map) in Chaves County, approximately 50 miles north of Roswell.  Implementation will depend upon favorable weather conditions and is anticipated to take one day to complete.  Smoke from the burn may be […]

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FINAL- Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/11/19 – 4:30 p.m.

The Ironworks Fire in Los Chavez, NM, Valencia County, is now 75% contained. Full containment is expected by Wednesday (03/13) afternoon. Firefighters will continue to monitor and mop up hot spots and reinforce containment lines.​ Light rain fell on fire area today with more forecast over the next 48 hours. The Ironworks fire has burned approximately 139 acres. This will be the final update unless there are significant […]

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UPDATE: Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/10/19 – 11:40 a.m.

The Ironworks Fire in Los Chavez, NM is currently 25% contained with 50% containment expected by the end of today (03/10). Wind and rain may impact the fire area starting tonight and potentially over the next two days. Fire behavior is minimal and full containment is expected by mid-week. Approximately 55 firefighters remain on the […]

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UPDATE: Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/09/19 – 1:20 p.m.

The Ironworks Fire in Los Chavez, NM is now estimated at 139 acres. The Valencia County Fire Department reports that evacuations have been lifted and Highway 47 is open. Firefighters are continuing to mop up hot spots and reinforce containment lines.  Resources will be released as fire behavior moderates. Full containment is not expected until at […]

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UPDATE: Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/08/19 – 5:45 p.m.

The Ironworks Fire in Los Chavez, NM, Valencia County remains estimated between 75-150 acres and 0% contained. Firefighters are mopping up hotspots, mitigating hazard trees and looking for areas of potential spread. Resources will work on containment throughout the night. Highway 47 will stay closed in the Tome/Rio Communities area until further notice. Approximately 120 structures […]

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Gila National Forest: East Centerfire Prescribed Burn planned on Quemado Ranger District

Quemado, NM, March 8, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn for late March – early April, weather dependent. The project plan is for 4,105 acres in the East Centerfire Unit, which is adjacent to Upper Cottonwood Canyon and Freeman Mountain, over a five-day period. The […]

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Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/08/19 – 9:45 a.m.

The Ironworks Fire located in Los Chavez, NM, Valencia County, is currently estimated at 75-150 acres. Highway 47 remains closed in the Tome/Rio Communities area. Approximately 120 structures are threatened, and evacuations are in place. The fire started March 7, 2019 on the west side of the Rio Grande on private land. High winds then […]

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