CORRECTION – SFNF – Jemez Ranger District Joaquin Piles burn

SANTA FE, NM – September 28, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions sometime between October 15 and February 28, 2019 on Joaquin […]

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SFNF – Jemez Ranger District Joaquin Piles burn

SANTA FE, NM – September 28, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions sometime between October 15 and November 30 on Joaquin piles […]

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SFNF – Jemez Ranger District Tent Rocks prescribed burn

SANTA FE, NM – September 28, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to implement a prescribed burn, if conditions allow, between October 15 and November 30 in the Tent Rocks area. The treatment area is approximately 3.5 miles north of Jemez […]

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Gila National Forest – Two Prescribed Burns planned for Quemado Ranger District

20180926_Chimenea RX Burn Maps QRD 220180926_Freeman Mtn RX Burn Map QRD Quemado, NM, September 27, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning on igniting 5,200 acres broadcast burning starting in mid-October through early November.  Two broadcast burns are planned; Chimenea Springs and Freeman Mountain. The Chimenea Springs prescribed burn is […]

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Update – SFNF – Cuba RD Cedar Springs Rx burn

SANTA FE, NM – September 25, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) began ignitions today on the Cedar Springs prescribed burn to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire. Conditions, which include fuel moisture levels, air quality, winds and weather forecasts are favorable […]

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Prescribed Fire on Smokey Bear Ranger District Today, Sept. 25

Firefighters will be burning 8 acres of slash piles on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest today, September 25. The burn unit is located between Grindstone Lake and Lake Mescalero. Smoke may be visible from Ruidoso and Mescalero. The purpose of the prescribed burn is to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning and […]

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Gila NF – Reserve Ranger District planning a prescribed burn near Rancho Grande/Five Bar Subdivision

Reserve, NM, September 25, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning on igniting 1,000 acres broadcast burning located around the Reserve Airstrip and adjacent to Rancho Grande Subdivision. The prescribed burn is tentatively scheduled for this fall/winter, as early as October, when desired weather and fire conditions permit. The project […]

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Update – Santa Fe Watershed Rx burn

SANTA FE, NM – September 25, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) completed a 545 acre prescribed burn Monday in the Santa Fe Watershed, about three miles east of the City of Santa Fe, to help protect the watershed from high intensity wildfire. Prescribed burning is not planned […]

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SFNF – Santa Fe Watershed prescribed burn underway

UPDATE Santa Fe Watershed prescribed burn underway  SANTA FE, NM – September 24, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are taking advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to conduct a prescribed burn today in the Santa Fe Watershed. […]

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SFNF – Coyote RD French Mesa prescribed burn UPDATE

SANTA FE, NM – September 21, 2018 – For Immediate Release. Fire Managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest completed the French Mesa prescribed burn Thursday. The objective was met by the total of 3,580 acres that were successfully treated. The prescribed burn was conducted to improve wildlife forage and […]

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SFNF – Cuba RD Cedar Springs prescribed burn mid-Sept. UPDATE

 SANTA FE, NM – September 21, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to begin ignitions Sept. 25 on the Cedar Springs prescribed burn to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire. Conditions, which include fuel moisture levels, air quality, winds and weather […]

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Tres Piedras District to Conduct Tio Gordito Prescribed Burn in October

Taos, NM (September 21, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, winds, and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the Tio Gordito project area between October 1st and October 31st 2018. This 1,792 acre broadcast […]

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Final Update – Noland Fire – September 30, 2018

Acres: ~355                                                                 Start Date: September 7, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles West of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                    Total Personnel: 4 Containment: 90% General Information: The Noland Fire was discovered on September 7 burning in timber and grass at approximately 3 acres. Fire […]

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SFNF – Bales Fire UPDATE

Start Date: Smoke reported September 14 Cause: Lightning Size: 14 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 100% Fuels: Mixed conifer, dead and down Weather: Sunny Resources: 35 personnel Situation: The Bales Fire is in the Bales Canyon area along Forest Road 534 approximately two and one half miles southwest […]

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Update – SFNF – SF Watershed prescribed burn to begin Sunday

SANTA FE, NM – September 19, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed starting this Sunday, September 23. Two separate […]

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SFNF – Coyote RD French Mesa Rx Burn Underway Today

SANTA FE, NM – September 18, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) began ignitions today on the French Mesa to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire. Conditions, which include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts are favorable for the prescribed […]

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SFNF – Bales Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bales Fire UPDATE Start Date: Smoke reported September 14 Cause: Lightning Size: 14 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 50% Fuels: Mixed conifer, dead and down Weather: Partly cloudy, winds out of southwest 5-10 mph Resources: 50 personnel Situation: The Bales Fire is in the Bales Canyon area […]

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Camino Real District Announces Plan for Fall 2018 Prescribed Burns

Taos, NM (September 17, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest have announced locations where they plan to complete prescribed fire projects starting in October and continuing through November of 2018.  Approximately 1,442 acres could be eligible for treatment, but the implementation of each […]

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SFNF- Bales Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bales Fire UPDATE Start Date: Smoke reported September 14 Cause: Lightning Size: 14 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuels: Mixed conifer, dead and down Weather: Partly cloudy, winds out of southwest 5-10 mph Resources: 50 personnel Situation: The Bales Fire is in the Bales […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Noland Fire – September 15, 2018

Acres: ~355                                                                  Start Date: September 7, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles West of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                     Total Personnel: 38 General Information: The Noland Fire was discovered on September 7 burning in timber and grass at approximately 3 acres. Fire Operations: There […]

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