Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District- Lone Mountain Fire Update 5/28/2019

Incident Name – Lone Mountain Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 5 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: May 26, 2019 Location: 6 miles north of White Oaks, NM. North of Hogback Ridge. Lat/Long: 33.80809, -105.7386 Legal Description: T6S, R12E, SESW Sec 1 Firefighting Resources: 1 Incident Hotshot Crew, 1 Type-6 Engine Fuel Type:  Pinon/Juniper […]

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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire, Black Range Ranger District

All resources are on scene. The 10,000 acre prescribed fire has had successful primary ignitions. Smoke from the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire may be seen during the day as personnel start in the mid-morning hours. As the day progresses smoke production should increase in the local area of NM Highway 59 and Indian Peaks. High […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District- Lone Mountain Fire Update 5/27/2019, 8 pm

Incident Name – Lone Mountain Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 5 acres Containment: 0% Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: May 26, 2019 Location: 6 miles north of White Oaks, NM. North of Hogback Ridge. Lat/Long: 33.80809, -105.7386 Legal Description: T6S, R12E, SESW Sec 1 Firefighting Resources: 1 Incident Hotshot Crew, 1 Type-6 Engine Fuel […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Smokey Bear Ranger District- Lone Mountain Fire

Incident Name – Lone Mountain Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Size: 5 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Initial smoke report came in after dark May 26, 2019. The fire was detected around 10 am, May 27, 2019. Location: 4 miles north of White Oaks, NM near Lone Mountain. Legal Description: T6S, R12E, SESW […]

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Gila NF: Update (5/27/2019) Indian Fire – Wilderness Ranger District

Location: Southwest of Coffee Pot Reservoir, Wilderness Ranger District Start Date:  May 26, 2019 Cause:  Lightning Vegetation: Grass and dead/down trees Resources: Type 3 Helicopter, one FS Engine, one seven–person hand crew Size:  ~ 6 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: TJ Oliver, IC4 Summary: The Indian Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on […]

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Gila NF: Indian Fire – Wilderness Ranger District

Location: Southwest of Coffee Pot Reservoir, Wilderness Ranger District Start Date:  May 26, 2019 Cause:  Lightning Vegetation: Grass and dead/down trees Resources: Type 3 Helicopter, one FS Engines, one seven–person hand crew Size:  ~ 2 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: Wishart, IC4 Summary: The Indian Fire, is burning on National Forest System lands, on the […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Baney Prescribed Burn Rescheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 on the Magdalena Ranger District

MAGDALENA, NM, May 26, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands have rescheduled the Baney prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District to begin on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, dependent on favorable weather conditions. Fire managers postponed the prescribed burn last week due to wind conditions over the fire perimeter. Forecasted weather […]

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Final: Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/22 11:45 a.m.

The Quebradas Fire burning near Escondida Lake in Socorro County is is now 100% contained and structures are no longer threatened. Some smoke may still be seen from the surrounding area as firefighters continue to mop up hot spots. Two outbuildings were lost in the 12-acre fire that began Monday (05/20) around 5:00 p.m. The cause is […]

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Update: Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/21 5:00 p.m.

The Quebradas Fire burning east of Escondida Lake in Socorro County is now estimated at 12 acres after GPS mapping. Structures remain threatened due to high winds gusting to more than 20 mph. Firefighters are working to extinguish pockets of burning debris along control lines, mop up hot spots and strengthen containment lines. Resources include approximately 70 personnel […]

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Update: Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/21 10:48 a.m.

The Quebradas Fire burning southeast of Escondida Lake, NM in Socorro County remains estimated at 15 acres. Residents are back in their homes, but structures remain threatened due to the pending high winds forecasted today. Resources will continue to mop up hot spots and strengthen containment lines throughout the wind event. Approximately 60 personnel from State Forestry, […]

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Update: Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/20 9:35 p.m.

The Quebradas Fire, burning on private land east of Escondida Lake in Socorro County, is estimated at 15 acres and 0% contained. The fire started around 5:00 p.m. tonight (05/20) and has burned two outbuildings. Additional structures remain threatened and voluntary evacuations are in place.  Resources will continue to build and strengthen containment lines overnight. Current […]

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Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/20 8:23 p.m.

The Quebradas Fire is burning on private land east of Escondida Lake in Socorro County. The fire started around 5:00 p.m. tonight (05/20) and has possibly burned two structures. Additional structures are threatened and voluntary evacuations are in place. The fire is estimated at 15-25 acres and is 0% contained. Winds are sustained at 30 […]

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Gila National Forest: Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 28 on Black Range Ranger District

Truth or Consequences, NM, May 20, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District is prepared and ready to implement the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project. The estimated project size is 9,400 acres on National Forest System lands, and an additional 600 acres of New Mexico State Trust Lands and private property […]

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FINAL: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/19 5:20 p.m.

The Patterson Fire near Roswell, NM in Chaves County is now 60% contained and estimated at 987 acres. The threat to homes and Bottomless Lakes State Park has passed. Firefighters will continue to mop up and strengthen containment lines and smoke may continue to be seen as heavy interior fuels burn off. This will be the last notification […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Postpone Baney Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, May 19, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are postponing the Baney prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District originally planned for this week, due to forecasted winds over the burn perimeter later today through the first of the week. Fire managers will look to reschedule the 5,000 acre […]

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UPDATE: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/19 10:40 a.m.

The Patterson Fire near Roswell, NM in Chaves County remains 30% contained and estimated at 780 acres. The threat to homes in the area has passed and there are no evacuations. Bottomless Lakes State Park is open to the public for day use only at this time. Firefighters will continue to strengthen containment lines and mop up […]

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UPDATE: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/18 4:50 p.m.

The Patterson Fire near Roswell, NM in Chaves County is currently 30% contained and estimated at 780 acres. Evacuations have been lifted and Bottomless Lakes State Park reopened to the public for day use this morning (05/18) at 11:00 a.m. Structures along the east side of the Pecos River remain threatened. Firefighters are mopping up hot spots […]

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UPDATE: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/18 9:30 a.m.

The Patterson Fire burning on private land in Chaves County is currently estimated at 780 acres. The fire is located east of Roswell, NM and west of Bottomless Lakes State Park. One home and Bottomless Lakes State Park remain under evacuation and structures along the east side of the Pecos River are still threatened. The Patterson Fire is burning […]

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UPDATE: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/17 5:00 p.m.

The Patterson Fire burning on private land in Chaves County is currently estimated at 450 acres and 0% contained.. The fire is located southeast of Roswell, NM and west of Bottomless Lakes State Park on both sides of the Pecos River. At least one home and Bottomless Lakes State Park have been evacuated due to the wildfire threat and […]

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