Wildfire Preparedness Week: Preventing Wildfires

On New Mexico’s public lands, one less spark really can mean one less wildfire. The BLM and all land management agencies need your help to prevent wildfires this spring and summer. The statewide average of human-caused wildfires is 48% of all wildfires.  Most of these fires can be prevented.  #ReadyForWildfire #WildfirePreparednessWeek Wildfire where you work, […]

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Ox Spring Fire Contained

Mountainair, NM, May 3, 2020 – The Ox Spring Fire, which was reported just after noon today, is now 100% contained.  Forest Service crews along with mutual aid from Torreon and Mountainair Fire Departments, were able to line the fire to hold its growth to under an acre.  Two helicopters also aided in stopping the […]

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NFPA’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day: May 2, 2020

Celebrated the first Saturday in May each year, @theNFPA’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day helps raise wildfire awareness, promote collaboration, and bring neighbors together to help protect homes, neighborhoods, and entire communities from future wildfire risk or current post-fire impacts.  Get started on some of your own home projects today!  To learn more, you can register […]

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Lincoln National Forest-5/1/2020 The Sitting Bull Fire

Carlsbad, NM- 5/1/2020– The Sitting Bull Fire on the Guadalupe Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest was first reported at 5 pm on May 1, 2020. County, Forest Service, and BLM resources quickly responded to the fire.  The grass fire is 1/10 of an acre and is located about 1.5 miles from the popular […]

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Burn Permits to be Banned in Santa Fe County Per Fire Marshal

NEWS RELEASE: Santa Fe County Open Burn Permit Ban SANTA FE, NM – The Santa Fe County Fire Marshal announces an open burn permit ban, effective Saturday, May 2, 2020, and continuing until further notice. The ban will help mitigate the negative effects of COVID-19 by eliminating unwanted particulates and irritants in the air which […]

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Interagency Partners Emphasize Prevention and Preparedness

The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department Forestry Division, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service emphasize the importance of fire prevention and preparedness. Know before you go. When planning your outdoor adventure always check for local closures and restrictions, […]

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BLM Enacts Fire Restrictions at Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and the Lincoln Tracts

The Bureau of Land Management is implementing fire restrictions in order to reduce the risk of wildfire on public land at Ft. Stanton-Snowy River Cave NCA and BLM lands around the community of Lincoln.  The restrictions will go into effect on April 23, 2020, at 6 p.m. and will remain in effect until further notice. […]

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Stay Informed & Take Action – Join Fire Adapted New Mexico

Join the Fire Adapted New Mexico Network and work towards community wildfire resilience! The FAC NM Learning Network is a grassroots, member-driven effort to collaboratively plan to reduce wildfire risk to homes and communities across New Mexico. Members recognize that fire has a role to play in the fire-adapted ecosystems in which we live. Learn […]

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Forest Service Takes Steps to Reduce Human Caused Wildfire During Global Pandemic – 4/15/20

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, Southwestern Region is enacting a campfire restriction to protect the health and safety of communities and employees during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning April 15, until further notice, igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire will be prohibited on all national forests in New Mexico and national […]

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Stay up to date with wildfires near you!

As we enter our fire season in NM, you’ll want the latest information on wildfires, especially those nearby.  Here are some ways to stay in the loop! Follow us here, on Facebook.com/nmfireinfo, or @NMFireInfo. Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov./ Sign up at https://wildfiresnearme.wfmrda.com/ To learn more go to our Information page.

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: 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! #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #SmokeyBear From Smokey Bear: How to maintain and extinguish your campfire From the U.S. Forest Service: How to Start and Put Out a Campfire  

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Safe target shooting to prevent wildfires!

Set your sights on safe target shooting!  Exploding targets and some types of ammunition can cause wildfires.  Learn more from the exploding targets and rifle bullet studies by the U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.   #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: After a wildfire

Events after a wildfire can be as damaging or more than from the fire itself.  A fire-adapted community is a more resilient community. https://www.afterwildfirenm.org//  #NMFire #WildfireSafety #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Prevent wildfires when welding, grinding or cutting metal

Be prepared and stay alert for fire when welding, grinding, or cutting metal.  Tips: Avoid hot, dry and windy days, be prepared with water, shovel and fire extinguisher, assign someone as a fire watch, use a welding blanket or other spark barrier.  One less spark, one less wildfire! https://nmfireinfo.com/links/outdoor-fire-safety/one-less-spark/ #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: 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. https://facnm.org/join-the-network  #WildfireSafety #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek Explore all the resources and connections you can make on https://facnm.org/!

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Maintain spark arrestors on small equipment and prevent wildfires!

Maintain spark arrestors on chainsaws, generators, and other small equipment. One less spark, one less wildfire! Info about spark arrestors.  #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek  https://goo.gl/kCkMQH  

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: 7 ways to reduce your wildfire risk in 1 day!

From Firewise, here are seven ways to reduce your wildfire risk in just one day! Plan a project this weekend. Little things can make a big difference!  https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Wildfire-safety-tips  #WildfireSafety #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek About Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Learn before you burn waste and debris!

Learn before you burn waste and debris. Backyard Debris Burning Safety. Check weather http://www.weather.gov & local regulations. Only burn natural materials & vegetation. Look up, down, and around for a clear area. Don’t walk away until it’s out cold! #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek About Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Does your community have a wildfire protection plan?

Do you know whether your community or county has a wildfire protection plan?To find out, visit NM State Forestry at https://bit.ly/391mA3z and become involved! #WildfireSafety #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020

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