Lincoln National Forest -Guadalupe Ranger District-Rawhide Fire

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size: 1 Acre Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 9, 2019, 11:20 am Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Firefighting Resources: 1 Engine and additional fire personnel. Fire Update: Crews are responding to a one-acre fire 5 miles northwest of […]

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Conejos Fire Update – Aug. 9, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 9, 2019 – Favorable conditions on Thursday gave fire crews the opportunity to complete an additional 150 acres of firing operations. Today and though the weekend, as weather conditions allow, fire crews will continue to look for opportunities to burn heavy concentrations of dead and down fuels within the planned […]

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Alamitos Fire Remains in Monitor Status

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 8, 2019 – Significant rain on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) – and forecasts for more to come overnight and into tomorrow – have dampened fire managers’ plan to strategically add low-intensity fire to the lightning-caused Alamitos Fire to benefit the landscape. The […]

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Cueva Fire on Coyote Ranger District, SFNF

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 8, 2019 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) discovered a lightning-caused ignition last night near French Mesa, located on the north end of the Coyote Ranger District adjacent to Forest Road 8. Estimated at 2 acres, the Cueva Fire is burning in ponderosa pine and pinon-juniper. The Cueva Fire […]

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SFNF Monitors Another Lightning-Sparked Fire on Pecos/Las Vegas District

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 6, 2019 – Fire staff on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are monitoring the lightning-caused Alamitos Fire near Forest Road (FR) 375 2 miles north of the community of La Cueva within a previously treated fuel break. While the monsoonal weather patterns are […]

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SFNF Monitoring Lightning-Caused Fire on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 6, 2019 – Fire staff on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are monitoring a single-tree fire caused by a lightning strike approximately 1 mile northwest of the Encino Lookout and a mile from private land. Although the Sillas Fire is currently only a quarter […]

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Conejos Fire Update – Aug. 6, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 6, 2019 – A drier-than-expected Monday gave fire crews the opportunity to resume firing operations yesterday and complete an additional 40 acres on the east side of the Conejos Fire. The plan for today is to take advantage of a break in the weather to continue firing operations today and […]

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Conejos Fire Update – Aug. 5, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 5, 2019 – Scattered thunderstorms in the Jemez Mountains over the weekend put a fair amount of moisture on the Conejos Fire, but not enough to extinguish it. Fire managers released some of the resources assigned to the fire over the weekend. The plan is to wait out the monsoonal […]

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Gila National Forest: Two lightning-caused fires on Reserve Ranger District

Prairie Fire The lightning-caused Prairie Fire was reported on Thursday, August 1, and is approximately 1 acre, burning on National Forest System lands in Carton County, NM. This fire lies just east of the scenic overlook on US Hwy 180, seven miles south of Luna, NM. This fire is visible from US Hwy 180. With […]

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Lincoln National Forest -Sacramento Ranger District-Hay Fire

Incident Name – Hay Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 0.10 Acre Cause: Unknown Date/Time Detected: Aug 3, 2019, 2:30 pm Location:  Near Hay Canyon, South of Sacramento NM. Firefighting Resources: 3 Engines Fire Update: Crews responded yesterday to a smoke report near Hay Canyon, South of Sacramento, NM on the Sacramento […]

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Gila National Forest – Two lightning-caused fires on Black Range Ranger District

Adobe Fire The lightning-caused Adobe Fire, reported yesterday, is approximately 25-30 acre, burning on National Forest System lands, Sierra County, NM. This fire lies just east of the private property, Los Adobe Ranch; and three miles south of an El Paso Electric powerline. It is burning in grass and ponderosa pine. This fire is visible […]

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Conejos Fire Update – Aug. 2, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 2, 2019 – Fire crews were able to put some low-intensity fire on the ground late yesterday in spite of recent moisture. Fire managers are planning to continue firing operations on the Conejos Fire today as long as weather will allow. Start date: July 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Location: Conejos […]

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Conejos Fire Update – Aug. 1, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 1, 2019 – A thunderstorm that dropped significant moisture on the north end of the Conejos Fire yesterday has delayed operations planned for today. Fire managers are monitoring conditions on the ground for a window to begin firing operations. Start date: July 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Location: Conejos Peak on […]

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Gila National Forest – Mail Fire on Quemado Ranger District

Mail_SO Incident Start Date:  July 31, 2019                         Cause:  Lightning Acres:  15                                                                     Containment:  0% Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine Strategy:  Keep the fire south of FSR 35, east of Trail #125, and west of Trail #761. Monitor fire to the south downslope. Incident Commander: Mike Burnham (ICT4)  Planned Activity: The Escondido Wildland Fire Module will scout and assess […]

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Conejos Fire Update – July 31, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – July 31, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) have determined that the lightning-caused Conejos Fire on the Jemez Ranger District is a good candidate to manage to improve forest conditions and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire in the future. The Conejos Fire was discovered Monday […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands -Apply Now for Women in Wildland Fire Boot Camp

Magdalena, NM July 31, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Cibola National Forest is seeking a small group of career-focused women to be on-call Wildland Firefighters for the 2020 fire season. These on-call positions will provide support to wildland fire operations over the summer and can help pave the way for future employment and career advance with […]

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BLM to Conduct Prescribed Fire in Sandoval County

Between July 31 – Aug. 14, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on 40 acres of BLM-managed lands located approximately 13 miles south of Cuba, New Mexico, weather permitting.  The burn is expected to take one day, and will be conducted on the east side of […]

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Conejos Fire on Jemez Ranger District, SFNF

SANTA FE, NM – July 30, 2019 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) discovered a lightning-caused ignition last night on Conejos Peak on the Jemez Ranger District adjacent to Forest Road 266 and about 4 miles northeast of the Paliza Campground and 5 miles from the community of Ponderosa. Estimated at 3-5 acres, the […]

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Gila National Forest – Two lightning-caused Fires on Glenwood Ranger District

Coal Fire The lightning-caused Coal Fire is approximately 1 acre, burning on National Forest System lands, Grant County, NM. This fire lies within the boundaries of the Hells Hole Wilderness Study Area, west of Mule Creek and south of NM Hwy 78. This fire is continuing to smolder and burn in heavy dead and down […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Final Roberts Fire Update, Acreage Remains at 5,020 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 29, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, remains at 5,020 acres.  The lightning –caused fire stated on July 13, 2019.  There are approximately 35 personnel assigned.  Resources include one Wildland Fire Modules, and one […]

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