SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Make it your goal to extinguish hot coals!

Make it your goal to extinguish hot coals. If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir and repeat until cold! Campfire Safety (NMFireInfo.com) and Smokey Bear (smokeybear.com). #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #SmokeyBear 

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Advisory: SFNF Española District Postpones Pacheco Canyon Prescribed Burn Today

SANTA FE, NM – April 3, 2021 – After assessing conditions today, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) decided to postpone the previously announced Pacheco Canyon prescribed burn on the Española Ranger District for at least a day. Ignitions, which are expected to take one day, could begin as early as tomorrow. […]

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Plan to participate on Wildfire Preparedness Day, May 1!

Begin now to organize an event or plan to participate in your community’s Wildfire Preparedness Day, May 1, 2021! Learn more at Wildfire Community Preparedness Day | NFPA and Facnm.org/events.   Watch this video of how a homeowner’s preparation made the difference when a wildfire threatened her home. What you do matters! #NMFire #WildfireSafety #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Gila National Forest: Elk Fire Update, April 3, 2021

Start Date: March 31, 2021              Size: ~200 acres       Cause:  Under investigation Vegetation: Piñon/juniper and grass Resources: One (1)  Type 1 Initial Attack (IA) crew, two (2) Type 1 IA Crews, one (1) handcrew, two (2) Type 6 engines, one (1) Type 3 helicopter, two (2) Type 2 dozers and one (1) road grader. Summary: The […]

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Prevent wildfires when target shooting

Set your sights on safe target shooting!  Exploding targets and some types of ammunition can cause wildfires.  Wildfire Ignition from Exploding Targets and Rifle Bullet Ignition (firelab.org)  #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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Coming Soon: New Map-based Tool for Fire Restrictions in the Southwest

We’ve been working with our partners in NM and AZ on a NEW map-based tool for Fire Restrictions info. We’re ALMOST ready to go LIVE. You’ll be able access it at http://WildlandFire.AZ.gov and http://NMFireInfo.com Fire Restrictions help to #PreventWildfires #KnowBeforeYouGo #NMFire.

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Gila National Forest: Elk Fire, Reserve Ranger District

Elk Fire Reserve Ranger District Location:  East Elk Mountain, 30 miles east of Reserve, Catron County, NM on the Gila National Forest. Start Date: March 31, 2021                      Size: ~151 acres       Cause:  Lightning Vegetation: Piñon/juniper and grass Resources: FS crew, on order two (2) Type 1 Initial Attack Crews, two (2) Type 6 engines, a Type […]

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SFNF Pecos/Las Vegas Plans Rowe Mesa Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – April 2, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) hope to find an optimal window in April to continue implementation of the previously announced East Rowe Mesa prescribed burn located east of NM State Road 34 approximately 10 miles south of the village of Pecos. Hand and […]

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Post-wildfire damage can be devastating

Events after a wildfire can be as damaging or more than from the fire itself.  A fire-adapted community is a more resilient community. Start out with After Wildfire and Fire Adapted New Mexico.   #NMFire #WildfireSafety #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Be prepared when doing hot work

Be prepared and stay alert for fire when welding, grinding, or cutting metal. Avoid working at dry and windy times to prevent wildfires (NMFireInfo.com) Hot work is any work that involves welding, cutting, brazing, soldering, grinding, using fire or spark-producing tools, or other work that produces a source of ignition.  #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Join your Fire Adapted Community Learning Network

Wildfire has no boundaries. Join your Fire Adapted Community Learning Network, help protect your home, family and community. Fire Adapted New Mexico (facnm.org)  #WildfireSafety #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Don’t Be Fooled, Prepare for Wildfire

TAOS, NM – Apr. 1, 2021 — Dry winter and spring conditions combined with strong winds may bring wildfire season to many parts of New Mexico early this year. To help communities throughout the state, the Carson National Forest is working with local, state, federal, and tribal partners and non-governmental organizations to share an April […]

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La preparación contra los incendios forestales es de todo el año: No se deje engañar, prepárese contra los incendios forestales

TAOS, NM – 1 de abril de 2021 — El seco invierno y las condiciones de primavera, combinadas con fuertes vientos, pueden hacer que la temporada de incendios forestales inicie antes en muchas partes de Nuevo México. Para ayudar a las comunidades de todo el estado, el Bosque Nacional Carson está trabajando con los socios […]

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SFNF Española District Plans Prescribed Burn in Pacheco Canyon

SANTA FE, NM – March 31, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including snow on the north-facing slopes, to implement the previously announced Pacheco Canyon prescribed burn on the Española Ranger District as early as Saturday. The 550-acre prescribed burn is part of […]

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Use Spark Arresters to Prevent Wildfires

Maintain spark arresters on chainsaws, generators, and other small equipment. One less spark, one less wildfire! (NMfireinfo.com)  #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: 7 Ways to Reduce Your Risk in 1 Day

Consider the little things that help protect your home! Here are 7 ways to reduce your wildfire risk in just 1 day!  Plan a project this weekend. Learn more at the National Fire Protection Association here: Wildfire preparedness tips (nfpa.org). #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #WildFirePreparednessIsYearRound #NMFire

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Gila National Forest: Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Planned on Black Range Ranger District

Truth or Consequences, NM, April 1, 2021.  For Immediate Release. The Black Range Ranger District is prepared and ready to implement the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project, Units 15 and 17, beginning mid-April, conditions permitting. The estimated project size is 10,873 acres on National Forest System lands (735 acres on private and New Mexico State […]

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Prevent wildfires with a pre-trip vehicle check.

Is your vehicle road-worthy? Prevent wildfires by performing a pre-trip vehicle check. Ensure optimal tire pressure & secure tow chains, so they won’t drag. Regular maintenance is also key. One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire. Learn more at https://youtu.be/PEm5OQ8OSRQ  and https://goo.gl/kCkMQH.  #OneLessSparkNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #WildFirePreparednessIsYearRound 

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Lincoln National Forest Plans Prescribed Burn Near White Oaks

Ruidoso, NM – March 30, 2021 – The Lincoln National Forest is planning a prescribed fire two miles east of White Oaks, NM, beginning this week. Smoke will be visible from White Oaks, Carrizozo, along Highway 54 and Highway 380. Fire managers with Smokey Bear Ranger District will take advantage of expected favorable conditions to […]

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Check for fire restrictions

Climate change & extreme drought equal a perfect recipe for wildfire. Always check with local governments & fire departments for current fire restrictions before heading into the great outdoors. Learn more https://nmfireinfo.com/  #PreventWildfires #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek  #WildFirePreparednessIsYearRound

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