Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fire Update for April 18, 2018

Diener Canyon Fire Statistics                                       Bluewater Fire Statistics Start date: April 12, 2018 Start date: April 12, 2018 Size: 9,304 acres Size: 2772 acres Location:   Mount Sedgewick Location:   Salitre Mesa Cause: Spot fires from Redondo Prescribed Burn Cause:   Abandoned campfire Containment:   68% Containment:   7% Total Resources Diener Canyon: 3 helicopters, 15 engines, […]

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Pelona Mountain Prescribed Fire Postponed

The Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office and Gila National Forest have postponed the Pelona Mountain Prescribed Fire in Catron County. Opportunities to continue this project will be evaluated later.

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BLM IMPLEMENTS FIRE RESTRICTIONS FOR SANTA FE COUNTY

The Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office is initiating emergency fire prevention restrictions on public lands managed by the Taos Field Office in Santa Fe County, beginning Tuesday, April 17, 2018, due to high fire potential. The restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. “We are joining our county and federal partners in […]

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Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fire Update, April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018   10:30 AM Diener Canyon Fire Statistics                         Bluewater Fire Statistics Start date: April 12, 2018 Start date: April 12, 2018 Size: 8001 acres Size: 2526 acres Location:   Mount Sedgewick Location:   Salitre Mesa Cause: Spot fires from Redondo Prescribed Burn Cause:   Abandoned campfire Containment:   35% Containment:   10% Total Resources […]

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Scout Fire – FINAL UPDATE – 4/17/18 – 10:00 AM Update

SCOUT FIRE UPDATE – 4/17/18  10:00 am – The Scout Fire is now 75% contained at 16 acres.  The change in the number of acres (from what was originally reported) is due to more accurate mapping. Firefighters will continue to work towards full containment and will also patrol the area over the next few days.  The […]

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Video Update Bluewater & Diener Canyon Fires for 4-16

Containment advances on the Bluewater and Diener Canyon fires. Rocky Gilbert, Operations Section Chief updates progress on the fires. https://www.facebook.com/cibolanf/?hc_ref=ARQqfzVn7g7pnobCpBHs0Bm-qE5ACRR3_a7uPGBgThdwujCGyoOk_UyXymguuMoVNkA&fref=nf

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Bluewater Public Information Map for April 16, 2018

The April 16 Public Information mmap for the Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fires may be accessed via the link below. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/map/5741/0/77261

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Bluewater and Diener Canyon Update for April 16

April 16, 2018   10:30 AM Diener Canyon Fire Statistics                                 Bluewater Fire Statistics Start date:  April 12, 2018                                            Start date:  April 12, 2018                    Size:  6,682 acres  […]

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Smoke Report for Diener & Bluewater Fires for 4-16

The  April 16 smoke report for the Diener Canyon Fire and the Bluewater Fire is available on Inciweb at the link below. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/NMCIF/2018-04-13-1036-Bluewater/picts/2018_04_16-12.28.42.975-CDT.pdf

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Gila National Forest – Update on L-T West Prescribed Burn

Mimbres, NM, April 16, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The L-T West Prescribed Burn, on the Wilderness Ranger District, is staffed and in a monitor/patrol status. Currently, no further firing ignitions are planned. Winds are variable, and the edges around the 17 mile perimeter are cooling. Turkey hunters are in the area and report that turkeys have […]

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Pre-Evacuation Notices Lifted on Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fires

Pre-evacuation notices for the residents of Bluewater Acres, Bluewater Village/Plano Colorado Estates and La Jara subdivisions have been lifted today. The evacuation center has been closed at Grants High School. Despite the notice being lifted, residents in these communities should continue to have a plan in place should another pre-evacuation notice be necessary. While future […]

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Community Meeting Tuesday, April 17: Bluewater/Diener Canyon Fires

There will be a community meeting about the Bluewater and Diener Canyon fires on Tuesday, April 17th at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the old county complex at 515 West High Street in Grants, NM.  Incident management team personnel and fire cooperators will provide an update on these two fires.

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Firefighters Make Progress Utilizing Favorable Weather

The Diener Canyon Fire (6,106 acres) is burning on Mount Sedgwick within the old fire scar from 2004. The Bluewater fire (2,532 acres) is located approximately 4 miles north of the Diener Canyon Fire on Salitre Mesa. On Saturday afternoon firefighters engaged in a successful firing operation on the west end of the Diener Canyon Fire, […]

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Closures Implemented for Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fire Area

April 14, 10:00 p.m. The Cibola National Forest has temporarily closed a portion of the Mt. Taylor Ranger District encompassing the Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fires.  The closure area includes all of the land contained within the following boundary:  beginning where Highway 612 ends and Forest Service Road (FSR) 178 begins, FSR 178 to the […]

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BLM issues temporary public land closure in Cibola County for Bluewater Fire

The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with the Cibola National Forest, is temporarily closing public lands in Cibola County within the area of the Bluewater Fire to all unauthorized entry, effective immediately. This closure will remain in effect until the Bluewater Fire is declared controlled. This closure affects public lands within the Bluewater Creek […]

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WILDFIRE UPDATE: 246 Fire – Lincoln County – 04/14/18

The 246 Fire, burning east of Highway 246 in Capitan, is 50% contained and estimated at 3,360 acres. A total of 16 structures have been lost to the fire including two (2) primary residences.  A community meeting is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Sunday (04/15) at the Capitan Volunteer Fire Department.  Evacuations and road closures were […]

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Southwest Area Type 1 Team Managing Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fires April 14, 12:00 p.m.

The Type 1 Southwest Area Incident Management Team – Team 2 – led by Incident Commander John Pierson, assumed command of the Bluewater fire and Diener Canyon fire as of 6AM this morning. The Diener Canyon Fire is burning on Mount Sedgwick within the old fire scar from 2004. The Bluewater fire is located approximately 4 […]

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WILDFIRE UPDATE: 246 Fire & 206 Fire – Southeast NM – 04/14/18 – 12:30 PM

246 Fire: Evacuations and road closures for this fire in Capitan were lifted this morning (04/14).  A community meeting is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. this Sunday (04/15) at the Capitan Volunteer Fire Department.  This fire is burning east of Highway 246 in Capitan. It’s currently estimated at 3,360 acres.  Two (2) residences and four outbuildings […]

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