Protect Your Health From Wildfire Smoke – A message from the New Mexico State Forestry Division

Santa Fe – Smoke from multiple wildfires burning in Arizona and southern New Mexico is impacting much of the state today (06/21). The 65,000-acre Woodbury Gap Fire, located east of Phoenix in the Superstition Wilderness, is producing a majority of the smoke. New Mexico firefighters are working in the state and in Arizona to keep […]

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Carson NF- Gurule Fire – June 21, 2019 Daily Update

Gurule Fire – June 21, 2019 Daily Update Size: 2,360 acres Date detected: Friday, June 7 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R6E Section 11 Growth Potential: low to moderate Vegetation: Mixed conifer Resources: 4 engines, 1 crew, 1 Type 3 helicopter, 65 personnel Current status: […]

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Carson National Forest – Gurule Fire Smoke Update- 6/20/19

Gurule Fire Smoke Update Firefighters utilized helicopter aerial ignitions and ground ignitions to mimic a natural burn used to reduce fuels and cleanup the under-story. The effect increased smoke over the fire. Smoke may be visible from the communities of Abiquiu, Canjilon, Cañon Plaza, Vallecitos, La Madera, El Rito, and Tres Piedras which may continue […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Smokey Bear Ranger District- Pine Lodge Fire Evening Update 6/20/2019

Incident Name – Pine Lodge Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 460 acres Containment: 2% Containment Strategy: Full Suppression Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: June 19, 2019, at approximately 2:00 pm General Location: Off Highway 246 about 4 miles up Forest Service Road 130 near the Capitan Mountain Wilderness Lat/Long: […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Smokey Bear Ranger District- Pine Lodge Fire Update 6/20/2019

Incident Name – Pine Lodge Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 360 acres Containment: 0% Containment Strategy: Full Suppression Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: June 19, 2019, at approximately 2:00 pm General Location: Off Highway 246 about 4 miles up Forest Service Road 130 near the Capitan Mountain Wilderness Lat/Long: […]

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Camino Real District Announces Plans for Prescribed Burns  

Taos, NM (June 20, 2019) – For Immediate Release.  After taking into consideration current and predicted weather, fuel moistures and current and expected fire behavior, fire managers on the Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest plan to implement prescribed fire projects as early as June 28th and continuing as long as weather […]

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Gurule Fire – June 20, 2019 Daily Update

Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team Jamie Long – Incident Commander Gurule Fire – June 20, 2019 Daily Update  Size: 9 acres Date detected: Friday, June 7 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R6E Section 11 Growth Potential: low to moderate Vegetation: Mixed conifer […]

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Big Spring Fire – Cibola County – 06/20/19 7:25 a.m.

The Big Spring Fire is now 100% contained. The 2-acre fire is burning on private land northeast of Laguna, NM in Cibola County. Today (06/20), firefighters will continue to mop up hot spots and strengthen containment lines. The cause is under investigation. This will be the last notification unless there are significant changes.   Incident Name: […]

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Big Spring Fire – Cibola County – 06/19/19 7:15 p.m.

The Big Spring Fire is burning North of Laguna, NM in Cibola County. The fire is currently estimated at 2 acres. Cabins located approximately 5 miles North of the fire could be threatened. There are no evacuations at this time. Multiple resources from NM State Forestry and partner agencies are assigned to this fire. The cause is […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Smokey Bear Ranger District- Pine Lodge Fire

Incident Name – Pine Lodge Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 30 acres Containment: 0% Containment Strategy: Full Suppression Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: June 19, 2019, at approximately 2:00 pm General Location: Off Highway 246 about 4 miles up Forest Service Road 130 near Boy Scout Mountain. Lat/Long: Lat: […]

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Gurule Fire – June 19, 2019 Daily Update

Size: 5 acres Date detected: Friday, June 7 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R6E Section 11 Growth Potential: low to moderate Vegetation: Mixed conifer Resources: 2 engines, 1 Type 3 helicopter, 2 patrols, 30 personnel Current status: The fire is being managed under a modified […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plans Durfee-Bolander Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, June 19, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are planning to conduct the Durfee-Bolander prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District to begin on June 22, 2019 in the San Mateo Mountains, as conditions and favorable weather permit. Aerial and hand ignition will be used to treat up to […]

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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Burn to begin June 24

Truth or Consequences, NM, June 19, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Black Range Ranger District is prepared and ready to implement the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project, Units 1, 2, 3, weather permitting. The estimated project size is 7,200 acres on National Forest System lands and private property inholdings. The district is closely monitoring onsite fuel […]

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NPS and BLM Conduct Prescribed Fire at El Malpais National Monument

The National Park Service at El Malpais National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area are conducting a prescribed fire on the west side of the national monument near the junction of County Road (CR) 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. This prescribed burn is being called the Rendija Fire […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Sacramento Ranger District-Sixteen Springs Fire

This will be the first and last post for the Sixteen Springs Fire unless there is a significant change.  Incident Name – Sixteen Springs Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 0.5 Acre Containment: 100% Cause: Human: Under investigation Date/Time Detected: June 17, 2019, 8:06 pm Location: Approximately 1 mile off Sixteen Springs […]

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SFNF Plans Prescribed Burn on Jemez Ranger District This Week

SANTA FE, NM – June 18, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to implement the previously announced Tent Rocks prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District this week if conditions remain favorable. Ignitions could begin as early as tomorrow, June 19, and are expected to conclude by Friday, […]

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Gurule Fire – June 16, 2019 Daily Update

Size: 5 acres Date detected: Friday, June 7 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R6E Section 11 Growth Potential: low to moderate Vegetation: Mixed conifer Resources: 2 engines, 1 dozer, 1Type 3 helicopter, 51 personnel Current status: Yesterday crews completed containment line preparation. However, widespread rainfall […]

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6/15/19 Carson National Forest Preparing for Firing Operations on Gurule Fire

Date detected: Friday, June 7 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R6E Section 11 Size: 5 acres Growth Potential: low to moderate Resources: 8 engines, 2 dozers, 1 water tender, 1 Type 3 helicopter, 134 personnel Vegetation: Mixed conifer This fire is being managed under a […]

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Gila National Forest – Elk Fire June 15, 2019 – Quemado Ranger District

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019 Size: ~ 1180 Cause: Lightning Containment: 48% Vegetation: Transitional, moving up Mangas Mountain from piñon-juniper grasslands through ponderosa pine, into dry mixed conifer, and finally to wet mixed conifer and aspen. Resources: One Type 3 helicopter, 2 IHC (Hotshot)crews, […]

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Gila National Forest – Elk Fire June 14, 2019 – Quemado Ranger District

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019 Size: ~ 1158 Cause: Lightning Containment: 48% Vegetation: Transitional, moving up Mangas Mountain from piñon-juniper grasslands through ponderosa pine, into dry mixed conifer, and finally to wet mixed conifer and aspen. Resources: One Type 3 helicopter, 2 IHC (Hotshot)crews, […]

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