El Valle Wildfire Update

The El Valle Fire was reported yesterday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.  The fire will be confined today using natural barriers and existing roads and will grow to approximately 42 acres.  Unburned fuels in the interior of the fire will continue to produce visible smoke in the communities of Chamisal, El Valle, Truchas and surrounding areas.  […]

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McGaffey Wildfire Update

For text messages on the progress of the fire text ‘follow CarsonNF’ to 40404. Fire resources on the McGaffey Fire were able to complete burnout operations on the east side of the planned area before the arrival of the afternoon precipitation.  The moisture and lower temperatures caused a heavy smoke inversion in the evening with […]

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McGaffey wildfire update

July 30, 2016   Today is the third day with no significant moisture on the McGaffey wildfire, offering fire managers an opportunity to utilize it to meet multiple resource objectives and promote forest health. Today, resources will add fire to the ground to direct fire movement and regulate fire effects.  Ignitions will produce increased smoke.  Weather […]

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McGAFFEY WILDFIRE PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT AT LLANO QUEMADO COMMUNITY CENTER

McGaffey Wildfire Public Meeting Tonight 7 pm Llano Quemado Community Center 130 Miranda Canyon Rd, Ranchos de Taos The McGaffey fire is currently at 78 acres. There was no significant moisture on the fire last night, all lines held with low fire activity and minimal spread. 

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Reward Offered for Information about Recent Theft of Firefighting Equipment

News Release Date: July 28, 2016 Contact: NPS Investigative Services Branch, Tip Line 888-653-0009 More Information: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1563/theft-from-vall.htm Reward Offered for Information about Recent Theft of Firefighting Equipment Special Agents with the Investigative Services Branch (ISB) and US Park Rangers of Valles Caldera National Preserve are seeking information about the recent theft of crucial wildland firefighting equipment. Between 6:00 p.m. on July 23 […]

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Area 74 Prescribed Fire on the Black Range Ranger District

Virgin Fire on Santa Fe National Forest May be Candidate for Management

SANTA FE, NM – July 28, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are monitoring the lightning-caused Virgin Fire on the Jemez Ranger District as Forest officials consider managing it to achieve multiple objectives on the landscape. Located within the footprint of the Southwest Jemez Mountains Forest Restoration project, […]

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McGaffey Wildfire 50 acres

Location: Camino Real Ranger District, McGaffey Canyon 1 ½  mile west of the community Pot Creek 2 ½ miles south and east of the community of Llano Quemado Start Date:  July 24, 2016                  Cause:  Lightning Size:  approximately 50 acres          Percent Contained:  0 Summary:  Low fire activity and minimal spread through the night.  Additional […]

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Santa Fe National Forest To Lift Stage I Fire Restrictions Tomorrow

Santa Fe, NM – July 27, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  The Santa Fe National Forest will lift campfire and smoking restrictions effective 8:00 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016, due to widespread rain across the forest and decreasing fire danger.  The forest implemented Stage I fire restrictions on July 15 based on dry conditions and […]

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McGaffey Wildfire, near Miranda Canyon

The lightning fire was reported July 24. Fire is active today and moving in a southwesterly direction. No structures are being threatened. Firefighters and a Type 6 Engine are on scene.

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Westhall 2 fire

Arabela, NM. Detected:  July 24, 2016                            Cause: Lightning Containment: 95 %                                     Location: South and East of Arabela, NM Fuel Type:  desert fire with grass and shrub   Final Size:  3339 acres Summary: Tuesday the Pecos Zone Type 3 Team has continued with monitoring, patrol and mop-up operations on the Westhall 2 fire which is minimal and smoldering. With […]

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Westhall 2 Fire

WESTHALL 2 FIRE-The Pecos Zone Type 3 Team was ordered to Arabela, NM, located on the east end of the Capitan Mountains. The lightening started, Westhall 2 fire was at 1500 acres and is located South and East of Arabela. The fire area is high desert with shrubs, grass and cactus. The current size is at 3339 […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned on the Santa Fe National Forest Coyote Ranger District

Santa Fe, NM – July 26, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct two prescribed burns on the Coyote Ranger District this fall.  The 5,041-acre French Mesa treatment area is located approximately 10 miles north of Gallina and the 470-acre Mesa Potrero pile burn located […]

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Gila National Forest – FINAL Black Range Complex Fires Update – 7/26/2016

Silver City, NM; July 26, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of four fires: the Kline and Cooney Fires started July 8, the Corduroy Fire on July 17, and the Boiler Fire on July 18. These lightning-caused fires are located in the Black […]

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Carson National Forest Final Rock Tank Fire Update

The lightning caused Rock Tank fire reported July 20 on the Tres Piedras Ranger District remains at 137 acres. Some precipitation was received over the fire yesterday and is now 80% contained. The fire is located 2 miles south of US Highway 64 off of Forest Road 42, approximately 7 miles south and west of […]

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Gila National Forest – Black Range Complex Fires Update – 7/25/2016

Silver City, NM; July 25, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of four fires: the Kline and Cooney Fires started July 8, the Corduroy Fire on July 17, and the Boiler Fire on July 18. These lightning-caused fires are located in the Black […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 7/24/16 – 7 pm Prescribed Fire Update – West Mountain – No ignitions planned for this week

7/24/16 – 7:00 pm – Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters successfully  treated an additional 20 acres today, however, ignitions on the West Mountain project will temporarily be postponed.  No further ignitions are planned for this week. The project will be patrolled and monitored over the next few days. Today, firefighting resources that were assigned to the […]

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Carson National Forest Rock Tank Fire Update

The lightning caused Rock Tank fire reported July 20 on the Tres Piedras Ranger District is currently at 137 acres. The fire is located 2 miles south of US Highway 64 off of Forest Road 42, approximately 7 miles south and west of the community of Tres Piedras and is burning in grass and Ponderosa […]

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Gila National Forest – Black Range Complex Fires Update – 7/24/2016

Silver City, NM; July 24, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of four fires: the Kline and Cooney Fires started July 8, the Corduroy Fire on July 17, and the Boiler Fire on July 18. These lightning-caused fires are located in the Black […]

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Carson National Forest Rock Tank Fire Update

Taos, NM – A lightning-caused fire reported Wednesday, July 20, on the Tres Piedras Ranger District is currently at 55 acres. The Rock Tank Fire is located 2 miles south of US Highway 64 off of Forest Road 42, approximately 7 miles south and west of the community of Tres Piedras and is burning in […]

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