SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 1,071 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Low-level moisture is moving toward the Venado Fire, increasing the chance for precipitation. Possible thunderstorms may bring lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds. Resources […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 450 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Light winds, clear skies Resources on scene: Three hotshot crews, one helicopter with bucket, one dozer, two engines Situation: The fire is in a […]

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SFNF – Sarca Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarca Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 7 Cause: Lightning Size: 40 acres Location: Agua Sarca drainage area of the Pecos Wilderness – Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: ponderosa pine and other mixed conifer Resources: Monitoring via air and ground Weather: Tonight 50% chance for rain, 80% tomorrow, 100% tomorrow night […]

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SFNF – Aragon Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aragon Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 12 Cause: Lightning Size: 400 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 5% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Sunny skies currently, 10 to 30% chance for precip tomorrow Resources: 1 engine, 4 utility vehicles, 16 personnel Situation: The fire is in a […]

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Hidden Valley Fire Operations Finishing Today

Jemez Springs, NM – Firing operations to manage the lightning-caused Hidden Valley fire are expected to be completed today. Yesterday, favorable conditions allowed fire fighters to treat an additional 150 acres on the south and southwest portions of South Mountain, for a total of approximately 450 acres. Smoke from management operations will be visible from all […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update – Forest Road Closure in Effect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Forest Road Closure in Effect Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 250 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Light winds, clear skies Resources on scene: 2 engines, 2 utility vehicles, 20-person Santa Fe Hotshot crew, 20-person Aravaipa […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update – Forest Road Closure in Effect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Forest Road Closure in Effect Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 50 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Light winds, clear skies Resources on scene: 2 engines, 2 utility vehicles, 20-person Santa Fe Hotshot crew, 20-person Aravaipa […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 20 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Light winds, clear skies Resources on scene: 2 engines, 2 utility vehicles, 20-person Santa Fe Hotshot crew, 20-person Aravaipa crew. Situation: The fire is in […]

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Successful Operations Continue on Hidden Valley Fire

Jemez Springs, NM – Fire crews will resume firing operations today to manage the lightning-caused Hidden Valley Fire at Valles Caldera National Preserve. Yesterday, favorable conditions allowed fire fighters to treat over 300 acres on the east and northeast side of South Mountain. Smoke from management operations will be visible from all directions coming into […]

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7/20/18- Lobo Fire Information Map

For more information on the Lobo Fire, please visit the Carson National Forest webpage.

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VCNP – Smoke Advisory for Hidden Valley Fire 7.20.18

Jemez Springs – As part of managing the lightning-caused Hidden Valley Fire by reducing fuel loads in the area, fire crews will continue implementing firing operations today. Resources on scene include one hotshot crew, three type 2 IA crews, one fire use module, one rapid extraction module, and three engines. “Wildfire is a natural component […]

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SFNF – Aragon Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aragon Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 12 Cause: Lightning Size: 299 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 5% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Sunny skies, 10% chance for thunderstorms Resources: 28 personnel, 2 engines, 5 UTVs, 3 ATVs Situation: The fire is in a remote location East […]

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Lincoln NF – Pepper Springs Fire Final Update July 20

The Pepper Springs fire on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest is now 100% contained and has burned 78 acres. The fire has received continuous monsoonal rain to where no smoke has been seen in the fire area for many days. Fire personnel will continue to monitor the fire. The fire was […]

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Lobo Fire UPDATE- July 19, 2018

Acres: Approximately 7 acres Percent Containment: 0% Start Date: July 13, 2018 Cause: Lightning Jurisdiction: Carson National Forest, Questa Ranger District Fuels: Aspen, high altitude mixed conifer, and sub-alpine fir Origin Location: 2 miles east of San Cristobal in the Columbine Hondo Wilderness Situation: Fire managers continue to monitor the fire by aircraft due to […]

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VCNP – Hidden Valley Fire Update 7.19.18

Jemez Springs, NM – As part of managing the lightning-caused Hidden Valley Fire by reducing fuel loads in the area, fire crews will begin implementing firing operations this afternoon. Because of the location and elevation, smoke from management operations will be visible from all directions coming into the Jemez Mountains area, and may linger in surrounding […]

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Correction: SFNF – Sarca Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarca Fire UPDATE (Correction) Start Date: July 7 Cause: Lightning Size: 8 acres Location: Agua Sarca drainage area of the Pecos Wilderness – Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: ponderosa pine and other mixed conifer Weather: Cloudy with rain storms approaching, 50% chance for rain later today Situation: The fire received […]

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SFNF – Sarca Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarca Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 7 Cause: Lightning Size: 8 acres Location: Agua Sarca drainage area of the Pecos Wilderness – Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: ponderosa pine and other mixed conifer Weather: Cloudy with rain storms approaching, 50% chance for rain later today Situation: The fire received precipitation […]

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SFNF – Aragon Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aragon Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 12 Cause: Lightning Size: 150 acres, 50 of which are by fire crew hand ignitions Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: warm temperatures, 20% chance for rain Resources: 15 personnel Situation: The fire is in a […]

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7/18/18- Lobo Fire UPDATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lobo Fire UPDATE Location:  Questa Ranger District of the Carson National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: mixed conifer, aspen, and sub-alpine fir Weather: Continuing monsoonal rain and thunderstorms Situation: The Lobo fire was discovered on July 14 and is located approximately 2 miles east of San Cristobal on the Questa Ranger District in […]

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Valles Caldera to Manage Lightning-Caused Fire

The lightning-caused Hidden Valley Fire was first reported on Tuesday, July 17 around 3:30 pm on Valles Caldera National Preserve. The ¼-acre fire is currently burning within a recent forest thinning area on the north flank of South Mountain. Given favorable conditions, including monsoonal rains, high humidity, and the availability of fire crews, the preserve […]

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