Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 16, 2021

Forest Service News Release Fire Information: (575) 519-0103 SM.FS.GNFPAO@usda.gov                                                                   Fire Information: https://nmfireinfo.com/ Website | Facebook | Twitter                                                                  Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/                                                                                                                                        Johnson Fire – Update June 16, 2021 Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 3 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                   Size: ~73,069 […]

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Carson National Forest Implements Fire Restrictions

Taos, NM – June 16, 2021— Due to ongoing drought and increased fire danger, the Carson National Forest is implementing Stage 1 fire restrictions across the entire forest, effective 8:00 a.m. Thursday, June 17. Stage 1 fire restrictions are a proactive way to reduce the very real risk of human-caused wildfire, protect natural and cultural […]

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Potential for increased activity remains on the Rincon Fire

June 16, 2021 Daily Update Acres: 531 acres Start Date:  June 11, 2021 Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Total personnel: 140 Location: Pecos Wilderness, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, approx. 25 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM Fuels: Spruce/fir at 11,000 feet elevation Highlights: The Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 continues to assess the […]

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Vicinity map of the Poso Fire

Poso Fire Update – June 16, 2021 – The Poso Fire continues to be managed for multiple resource objectives.

Poso Fire Update – June 16, 2021 EL RITO, NM – June 16, 2021 – The Poso Fire continues to be managed for multiple resource objectives – removing hazardous fuels, decreasing the probability of high severity wildfires in the future, and reducing exposure to firefighters and communities. Predicted thunderstorms dropped rain in areas around the […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Outlaw Fire: Final Post

This will be the final post for the Outlaw Fire unless there is a significant change. Fire Update: After more accurate GPS mapping, the Outlaw Fire was determined to be approximately 10 acres in size. Crews were able to construct fireline around the entire perimeter of the fire to reinforce the retardant that was dropped […]

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SFNF Issues Closure Order for Rincon Fire in Pecos Wilderness

SANTA FE, NM – June 15, 2021 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) today issued a closure order to protect public health and safety during fire operations on the Rincon Fire. The order will be in effect from 6 a.m. tomorrow, June 16, through Dec. 31, 2021, unless rescinded earlier. The lightning-caused Rincon Fire […]

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Cibola Mountain Districts to Implement Stage II Fire Restrictions on June 18th

Magdalena, Mountainair, Mount Taylor, and Sandia Ranger Districts Order Number 03-0715 Albuquerque, NM – June 15, 2021 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands (NF & NGs) Mountain Districts will implement Stage II Fire Restrictions Order (03-0715) in effect at 8:00 AM on Friday, June 18th, 2021, and shall remain in effect until December 31, […]

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Cemetery Fire – Valencia County – June 15, 2021

The Cemetery Fire, located off of NM Highway 346 in Valencia County is now 50% contained. The fire has shown no new growth and remains estimated at 320 acres. Firefighters will continue to secure containment lines, mop-up hot spots, and remove hazard trees that are a danger to the public. The Cemetery Fire is burning […]

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Gila National Forest Moves to Very High Fire Danger

Gila National Forest moves to VERY HIGH Fire Danger Silver City, NM. June 15, 2021.  Continued high temperatures and winds are increasing fire danger on the Gila National Forest.  In addition, fire crews and forest visitors have been reporting an increase in abandoned campfires in and around the Gila National Forest.  This has prompted the […]

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Vicinity map of the Poso Fire

Poso Fire Update – June 15, 2021 – Regional smoke continues to pour into the state mixing with local smoke from the Poso Fire.

Poso Fire Update – June 15, 2021 EL RITO, NM – June 15, 2021 – Regional smoke continues to pour into the state mixing with local smoke from the Poso Fire. Light winds combined with higher humidity will help firefighters with placing dozer and hand line which will help cut off fire progression into Borracho […]

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Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 Assumes Command of Rincon Fire

June 15, 2021 Daily Update Acres: 516 acres Start Date:  June 11, 2021 Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Total personnel: 113 Location: Pecos Wilderness, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, approx. 2 miles east of Hamilton Mesa Fuels: Spruce/fir at 11,000 feet elevation Highlights: The Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4, led by Incident Commander Carl […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 15, 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/   Fire Phone 575-519-0103 JOHNSON FIRE Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                                       Size: ~ 73,069                                         Cause:  […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Outlaw Fire Evening Update 6/14/2021

Fire Update: The Outlaw Fire is now 30 acres. The fire’s incident commander will release a containment number tomorrow morning once ground crews complete their work this evening. The fire, which was detected this morning, is burning four miles southeast of White Oaks and 10 miles northwest of Capitan. Today, four wildland fire engines, one helicopter, […]

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Rincon Fire Update – June 14, 2021

Type 2 Incident Management Team Takes Command Tomorrow Date Reported: June 11, 2021     Cause: Lightning     Size: 516 acres     Containment: 0% Location: Pecos Wilderness, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest, approximately 2 miles east of Hamilton Mesa and 6 air miles northwest of the village of Upper Rociada. Fuels: Spruce/fir at 11,000 feet elevation. […]

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Lincoln National Forest: New Fire Start NW of Capitan, NM

Firefighters are on the scene of the Outlaw Fire approximately 4 miles southeast of White Oaks, NM and 10 miles northwest of Capitan, NM. The lightning-caused fire was detected during a routine flyover by an airplane known to the firefighting community as an air attack aircraft earlier today. Upon arrival on the ground, firefighters discovered […]

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Cemetery Fire – Valencia County – June 14, 2021

The Cemetery Fire is currently 30% contained and estimated at 320 acres. No structures are threatened at this time. The fire is burning on both sides of the Rio Grande in bosque type fuels. Firefighters are making good progress and will continue to secure containment lines, mop-up hot spots, and remove hazard trees. Approximately 80 […]

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Vicinity map of the Poso Fire

Poso Fire Update – June 14, 2021 – As predicted the fire has caused smoke impacts to surrounding communities.

Poso Fire Update – June 14, 2021 EL RITO, NM – June 14, 2021 – As predicted the fire has caused smoke impacts to surrounding communities. Air Quality monitors have been deployed at the Vallecitos Fire Station and the El Rito Ranger Station.  Because air quality monitors are not available in all areas, your eyes […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 14, 2021

Monday, June 14, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/   Fire Phone 575-519-0103 JOHNSON FIRE Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                                       Size: ~ 65, 289                                         […]

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Cemetery Fire – Valencia County – June 13, 2021

The Cemetery Fire located on along the Rio Grande bosque south of Belen in Valencia County is 20% contained. The fire is estimated at 319 acres and there are no evacuations at this time. Resources with the Forestry Division, Valencia County, Sandoval County, and the City of Rio Rancho are working to suppress the fire. […]

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Rincon Fire Update – June 13, 2021

Date Reported: June 11, 2021     Cause: Lightning     Size: Approximately 200+ acres     Containment: 0% Location: Pecos Wilderness, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest, approximately 2 miles east of Hamilton Mesa and 6 air miles northwest of the village of Upper Rociada. Fuels: Spruce/fir at 11,000 feet elevation. Insect infestation, primarily the spruce beetle, has […]

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