FINAL – Trementina Canyon Fire – San Miguel County – 07/23/20

The Trementina Canyon Fire, located north of Trementina, NM in San Miguel County, is currently 80% contained and remains estimated at 825 acres. No structures are threatened. Fire activity is minimal and there is no smoke showing from the interior of the fire. Crews will continue to monitor for hot spots and maintain containment lines. This […]

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Pile burning in El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Acting Superintendent Steve Baumann announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Saturday, July 25th through Sunday July 26th as weather and fuel conditions permit. These wood piles are located along the North side of County Road 42, West of Cerro Bandera, […]

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Fire Restrictions Lifted at El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Acting Superintendent Steve Baumann has announced the recession of Stage II Fire Restrictions in El Malpais National Monument effective immediately. Recent monsoonal rains have significantly reduced the fire danger within the Monuments. As always, the Monument does not allow for: • Open fires with the exception of wood and charcoal campfires within […]

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Wildfire Wednesdays #17 – Living with Fire and Home Hardening

Check out this week’s Wildfire Wednesdays with insights into protecting your home from wildfire, living in a wildfire environment and more: Bachechi Open Space Webinar Recording – Living and Adapting with Fire, presented by FACNM blog writer Gabe Kohler of the Forest Stewards Guild Pinon Juniper Synthesis –  Ecology, Ecohydrology, Restoration, and Management Upcoming Home […]

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Wilson Mesa Fire – Colfax County – 07/22/20

The Wilson Mesa Fire located in the Elliott Barker Wildlife Area northeast of Cimarron, NM is 60% contained and estimated at 155 acres. No structures are threatened. Light precipitation has moderated fire activity and all containment lines held overnight. Today, firefighters will continue to work on securing containment lines and mop-up hot spots. Follow nmfireinfo.com for continuing […]

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Trementina Canyon Fire – San Miguel County – 07/22/20

The Trementina Canyon Fire, located north of Trementina, NM in San Miguel County, is now 75% contained and remains estimated at 825 acres. No structures are threatened. Calm winds and cooler temperatures are keeping fire activity to a minimum. Today, firefighters are mopping up hot spots on the north side of the fire and continuing with […]

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Colle Fire on Santa Fe National Forest – July 21, 2020

Start Date:  July 19, 2020 Cause:  Lightning Size:   5+ acres Location:  Jemez Ranger District, 1 mile east of Aspen Peak and approximately 4.5 miles south of the community of Cochiti Mesa. The Colle Fire is located inside the burn scar of the 2011 Las Conchas Fire. Containment:  0%. The fire is currently in monitor status. […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Cherry Fire Update: July 21, 2020

Cherry Fire Update: July 21, 2020 Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls. Date Detected: July 16, 2020 Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Size: 48 acres Cause: Lightning Fire Resources: 2 Utility vehicles, 2 Engines, 1 bulldozer; approximately 33 total personnel. Containment: 20% Fire Update:  The control […]

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Wilson Mesa Fire – Colfax County – 07/21/20

The Wilson Mesa Fire is located in the Elliott Barker Wildlife Area, 14 miles northwest of Cimarron, NM, in Colfax County. The fire is currently estimated at 155 acres with GPS mapping. No structures are threatened. More than 40 firefighters are working to construct containment lines and stop the forward progress of this fire. Lightning […]

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Trementina Canyon Fire – San Miguel County – 07/21/20

The Trementina Canyon Fire, located north of Trementina, NM in San Miguel County remains 70% contained and estimated at 825 acres. No structures are threatened. Crews will continue to hold and secure containment lines and mop-up hot spots. Light smoke may be seen as the fire reaches interior pockets of unburned fuels. Follow nmfireinfo.com for […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Weekly Update -Monsoon Moisture Continues Over Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 14,624 acres, with 12 personnel assigned. This will be a weekly update for the Vics  Peaak Fire barring any significant event on the fire. Minimal fire behavior was observed […]

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Monsoons Bring Lightning and Other Dangers

It was a busy weekend for dispatchers and firefighters on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) with the onset of the southwestern monsoon season and the accompanying lightning strikes. The Santa Fe Dispatch Center confirmed 12 active lightning starts on the SFNF since Friday with an additional two possible starts currently under investigation. With the […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Cherry Fire Update: July 20, 2020

Cherry Fire Update: July 20, 2020 Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls. Date Detected: July 16, 2020 Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Size: 32 acres Cause: Lightning Fire Resources: 2 Utility vehicles, 3 Engines, 1 bulldozer, 1 water tender; approximately 35 total personnel. Containment: 20% Fire […]

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Trementina Canyon Fire – San Miguel County – 07/20/20

The Trementina Canyon Fire, located 6 miles north of Trementina, NM in San Miguel County is now 70% contained and remains estimated at 825 acres. No structures are threatened. The fire received light precipitation Sunday (07/19) and all containment lines are holding. Today firefighters will be working on the north and southwest ends of the […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Hilltop Fire – July 20, 2020 – Black Range RD

Location:  Brushy Mountain, burning on the Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2020       Cause:  Lightning                   Size: ~72 acres Vegetation:  pinyon, juniper                                     IC: D. Roper, ICT4 Resources:  Four wildland firefighters from Black Range District crew.   Summary:  This fire is burning in the area known as Hermosa Prescribed Fire Phase […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Cub Fire for July 20, 2020 – Wilderness Ranger District

2020-07-19-Cub Fire-Outlook Fire Information Line: (575) 519-4312 Email:   larry_smith@firenet.gov   Size: 23,216                            Containment: 82%                            Cause: Lightning Location: 3 miles northeast of Mogollon Baldy Lookout                             Total Personnel:  48 personnel on the fire including two type 2 Initial Attack hand crews, one type 1 helicopter and one type 3 helicopter  This will be the final update […]

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Gila National Forest – Hilltop Fire, July 19, 2020 – Black Range Ranger District

Location:  Brushy Mountain, burning on the Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2020       Cause:  Lightning                   Size: ~15-25 acres Vegetation:  pinyon, juniper                                     IC: D. Roper, ICT4 Resources:  Seven wildland firefighters, Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT), Air Attack and a Type 3 helicopter. A Type 1 Initial Attack Crew is ordered […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Cherry Fire Update July 19, 2020

Fire Grows to 17 acres; 60% Chance of Rain Predicted Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls. Date Detected: July 16, 2020 Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Size: 17 acres Cause: Lightning Fire Resources: 2 utility vehicles + personnel, 2 engines, 1 bulldozer, 1 water tender, plus […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Cub Fire for July 19, 2020 – Wilderness Ranger District

Map_Cub_PIO_11x17_day0718 Fire Information Line: (575) 519-4312 Email:   larry_smith@firenet.gov  Size: 23,216 acres                               Containment: 82%                            Cause: Lightning Location: 3 miles northeast of Mogollon Baldy Lookout                             Total Personnel:  71 personnel on the fire including two type 2 Initial Attack hand crews and two Fire Use crews, one type 1 helicopter and one type 3 helicopter.  Yesterday afternoon, after […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Cherry Fire Update July 18, 2020

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 3/4 of an acre Date Detected: July 16, 2020 Cause: Lightning                                                         Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Fuel Type:  Ponderosa Pine, Pińon-Juniper, Oak Brush               Values at Risk: None                                      Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Road in Cherry Canyon. Approximately 7.5 miles from High Rolls. Fire Update: Yesterday […]

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