Burn Ban Lifted for Eastern Colfax County

May 11, 2017 PUBLIC NOTICE FIRE BAN LIFTED             Upon consultation with the Fire Chiefs of Colfax County, and under the authority of Colfax County Ordinance Number 2006-1, the Colfax County Fire Marshal hereby declares effective immediately, that the ban on open burning in the Farley, Miami and District 8 (Raton) Fire Districts in Colfax […]

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Gila National Forest – Kerr Wildfire at 9:30 a.m. 5/11/2017 – Final

Reserve Ranger District – Kerr Wildfire (Lat:  33.48.9 x Long. -108.28.27) 2665 acres.  17% contained. Located 17 miles northeast of Reserve.  CURRENT UPDATE/NOTICES:  The Kerr fire received snow and rain yesterday. Fire spread and activity have decreased significantly. Due to more accurate mapping the acreage has decreased. Resources will continue monitoring fire behavior. Smoke will still be visible from Apache […]

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BLM Continues Prescribed Fire in Cibola County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on approximately 1,500 acres within the El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA), located approximately 40 miles southeast of Grants, New Mexico, beginning May 15, weather permitting.  Fire managers estimate it will take approximately two to four days to complete […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Kelly Wildfire – May 9, 2017

Location: Glenwood NM, approximately 10 Miles NE of Alma on the east side of Hwy 180 and the San Francisco River @ T9S R20W Sec 12 . Start Date: May 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. Size: 2 acres Cause: Lightning caused Vegetation: Pinion, juniper, grass and brush in rocky, steep terrain Resources: 3 firefighters Summary: […]

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Pile Burning in El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Tuesday, May 9. Burning may continue intermittently through June 30, 2017 as weather and fuel conditions permit. These wood piles are located along the west side of County Road 42 in […]

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SFNF Hopes to Continue Mesa Poleo Prescribed Burn Tuesday

SANTA FE, NM – May 8, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue the Mesa Poleo prescribed burn on Tuesday, May 9, if conditions, including fuel moistures, predicted weather and air quality, remain favorable. The treatment unit planned for Tuesday is […]

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Gila National Forest – Kelly Fire – May 7, 2017

Location: Glenwood NM, approximately 10 Miles NE of Alma on the east side of Hwy 180 and the San Francisco River @ T9S R20W Sec 12 . Start Date: May 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. Size: 2 acres Cause: Lightning caused Vegetation: Pinion, juniper, grass and brush in rocky, steep terrain Resources: 5 firefighters Summary: […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Soldier Prescribed Fire FINAL UPDATE – 5/6/17 7:30 PM – All ignition operations completed – 4,300 acres treated with Prescribed Fire

Guadalupe Ranger District – Soldier Prescribed Fire (Lat:  32.0817 x Long. -104.7731) 4,300 acres, broadcast burn.  Located 40 miles southwest of Carlsbad and about 5 miles south of Queen, NM.  CURRENT UPDATES/NOTICES:  Prescribed Fire FINAL UPDATE – 5/6/17 – 7:30 pm:  Firefighters treated an additional 1300 acres today using hand and aerial ignitions.  To date, firefighters have […]

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Burn Ban Issued for Eastern Colfax County

May 4, 2017 PUBLIC NOTICE FIRE BAN Upon consultation with the Fire Chiefs of Colfax County, and under the authority of Colfax County Ordinance Number 2006-1, the Colfax County Fire Marshal hereby declares effective immediately, a “Dry Season” in the Farley, Miami and District 8 (Raton) Fire Districts in Colfax County, and establish a ban […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Kerr Fire 1000

  Location: Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest John Kerr Peak, 17 miles northeast of Reserve Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 1, 2017                Size:    110 acres        Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, Gamble Oak, Pinon/Juniper Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Apache Creek, Cruzville, Aragon, and Reserve, […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Kerr Fire at 1800

Location: • Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest • John Kerr Peak, 17 miles northeast of Reserve • Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 1, 2017 Size: 60 acres as 1300 hours Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Gamble Oak, Pinon/Juniper Smoke: Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Apache Creek, […]

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Mesa Poleo Prescribed Burn Planned for Thursday

SANTA FE, NM – May 2, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of recent moisture and forecasted weather to conduct the previously announced Mesa Poleo prescribed burn on Thursday, May 4, if conditions, including fuel moistures, predicted weather and […]

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Gila National Forest – Kerr Fire

  Kerr Fire Location: Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest John Kerr Peak, 17 miles northeast of Reserve Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 1, 2017                Size:                30 acres Cause:            Lightning                      Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, Gamble Oak, Pinon/Juniper Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Apache Creek, Cruzville, Aragon, […]

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Previously Announced Moya Prescribed Burn Looks Like a Go for Thursday

SANTA FE, NM – May 2, 2017 – For Immediate Release. After taking a look at conditions on the ground after moisture over the weekend, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to conduct the previously announced Moya prescribed burn on the Cuba Ranger District May 4 and 5. The treatment area for […]

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Conditions Look Good for Virgin Mesa Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – May 1, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest hope to conduct the previously announced Virgin Mesa prescribed burn this week if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, remain favorable. The plan is to use hand […]

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Bandera Wildfire in El Malpais National Monument 50% Contained

For Immediate Release: April 25, 2017 Contact: Lisa Collins, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, lisa_collins@nps.gov Bandera Wildfire in El Malpais National Monument 50% Contained As of 9:00 am this morning, April 25, the Bandera Fire had grown to approximately 300 acres and is 50% contained. Rain and snow has been falling since approximately 8:30 am. The precipitation […]

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Prescribed Burns on Coyote Ranger District Postponed

SANTA FE, NM – April 25, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest have postponed the previously announced Mesa Poleo and Gallina Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) prescribed burns that were tentatively scheduled for this week due to forecasted weather, including high winds and precipitation. Fire […]

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Firefighters Responding to Wildfire in El Malpais National Monument

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2017 Contact: Lisa Collins, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, lisa_collins@nps.gov Firefighters Responding to Wildfire in El Malpais National Monument The Bandera Fire was reported at approximately 10:50 am on April 24, 2017. The fire is located approximately 18 miles SW of Grants, NM in the northwest corner (this is a correction, previous update […]

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Winds Postpone Moya Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – April 24, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest today postponed the previously announced Moya prescribed burn that was tentatively scheduled for this week due to forecasted winds. The National Weather Service issued a Fire Weather Watch for northern and Central New Mexico for Monday […]

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Cuba Ranger District Plans to Conduct Moya Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – April 21, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to conduct the previously announced Moya prescribed burn over two days next week if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, remain favorable. The treatment area for the Moya prescribed burn is […]

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