Prescribed Burns Planned in Socorro County

Beginning Feb. 11 and continuing until March 15, the Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office and private landowners, plan to burn approximately 2,500 acres of grass and brush located east of Socorro, NM, weather permitting.  There are five burn units, located 10-20 miles north of […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned in Lincoln County

Beginning in February 2019, and continuing into the spring, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 5 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.  There are two prescribed fires being planned to take place within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area […]

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SFNF – Cuba Ranger District Chaparral Piles Burn may start today

SANTA FE, NM – January 31, 2019 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions today on Chaparral piles to reduce the risk of high-severity […]

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UPDATE – Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdaelna Ranger District- Hop/Patterson Canyon Prescribed Fire will be implemented when conditons are favorable

Magdalena, NM, January 29, 2019 – Fire Managers at Cibola National Forest will execute several prescribed fires on the Magdalena Ranger District this winter.  These planned ignitions are conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems.  They promote forest health in many ways by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients, and increasing habitat diversity.  They […]

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UPDATE/FINAL: Homestead Fire – Lincoln County, NM – 01/22/19 – 2:00 p.m.

Homestead Fire Ownership(s): Private and US Forest Service, Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Start Date/Time Detected: 01/21/19, 2:35pm Location: Homestead Acres, NE of Ruidoso, NM Firefighting Resources: Local, County and Forest Service resources are responding to the fire. Size Estimate: 43 Acres % Contained: 100% Cause: Unknown Status: The Homestead Fire was reported around 2:35 p.m. Monday […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Start – 1/21/2019, 16:25: Homestead Fire

Lincoln National Forest – New Start – Homestead Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Date/Time Detected: 1/21/2019, 2:35pm Location: Near FS Road 120A. NE of Ruidoso, NM Firefighting Resources: Local, County and Forest Service resources are responding to the fire. Size: 15-20 Acres Cause: Unknown Initial Status: The Homestead Fire was reported around 2:35 […]

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SFNF – La Cueva prescribed burn near Pecos canceled

SANTA FE, NM – December 12, 2018. The La Cueva prescribed burn near Pecos that was scheduled to start as early as this week is canceled due to the lack of needed snow.  Fire managers will check conditions the first of the New Year. As early as Dec. 10, fire managers from the Pecos/Las Vegas […]

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SFNF – La Cueva prescribed burn slated in December near Pecos

SANTA FE, NM – December 10, 2018. As early as Dec. 10, fire managers from the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest expect to prescribed burn approximately 372 acres in the La Cueva area through Dec. 31 as weather permits. The treatment area is approximately seven miles northwest of Pecos. Smoke may […]

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Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands – The Hop/Patterson Canyon Prescribed Fire implementation

U.S. Forest Service Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Magdalena Ranger District The Hop/Patterson Canyon Prescribed Fire will be implemented the week of December 03, 2018, or as soon as conditions are favorable.  Albuquerque, NM, December 4, 2018 – Fire Managers for the Cibola National Forest are planning to execute several prescribed fires on the […]

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SFNF – Jemez Ranger Dist. to start Vallecitos piles burn Dec. 4

Santa Fe, NM—December 3, 2018. U.S. Forest Service fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions on Vallecitos piles Dec. 4 through Dec. 14 to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire. Crews plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air […]

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Carson National Forest plans pile burn on Tres Piedras District Dec. 3

Taos, NM (November 30, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest plan to start burning piles on the Tres Piedras Ranger District Monday, December 3, as conditions allow. The 25 acre pile burn is located 6 miles south of Tres Piedras.  Ignitions should only take one day to complete.  Fire […]

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Sandia Ranger District Sulphur Canyon Prescribed Fire will be implemented the week of December 3, 2018 as soon as conditions are favorable

U.S. Forest Service Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands The Sulphur Canyon Prescribed Fire will be implemented the week of December 3, 2018 as soon as conditions are favorable.  Fire Managers for the Cibola National Forest are planning to execute several prescribed fires on the Sandia Ranger District this winter.  Prescribed fires are planned ignitions […]

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Gila NF: Silver City Ranger District Fire Personnel to conduct Pile Burning at Fort Bayard Administrative Site

Silver City, NM, November 30, 2018— Silver City Ranger District fire personnel will begin prescribed burning activity beginning the week of December 3, as weather conditions permit.  The woody debris pile is located at the Ft. Bayard Administrative Site.  The pile is the product of safety measures taken at the Administrative Site. Projected moisture may […]

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Gila NF:Quemado Ranger District continuing prescribed burn operations near Armijo Springs

Quemado, NM, November 30, 2018—The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, plans to continue prescribed burning operations as conditions allow beginning the week of December 3. The area targeted for pile burning is west of the Armijo Springs Campground, located in Township 2 South Range 17 West Section 26.  Approximately 18 mechanical piles remain with […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Little Tesuque Creek in Santa Fe County, 11/28/18 – 12/07/18

A prescribed burn (wood piles) is planned for the Little Tesuque Creek area just north of downtown Santa Fe off State Road 475/Hyde Park Road this week.  The burn is scheduled to begin Wednesday November 28.  Smoke may be visible from the surrounding area.  Additional information may be found in the attached press release from […]

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Camino Real Ranger District Prescribed Burn planned Nov. 28

Taos, NM (November 26, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest expect to begin ignitions on the Ojo Sarco prescribed burn as early as November 28, 2018, as conditions allow. This 150 acre unit consists of burning slash piles south of Ojo Sarco, off […]

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Canjilon Ranger District to continue Montoya piles burn Nov. 26

Taos, NM (November 21, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  The Canjilon Ranger District on the Carson National Forest plans to continue the Montoya piles burn starting November 26, 2018.  The 56 acre unit is located approximately 1 mile east of the community of Canjilon along Forest Road 724I and borders the private land boundary.  Implementation […]

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SFNF – Cuba Ranger District Chaparral Piles Burn may start Nov. 26

SANTA FE, NM – November 20, 2018 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions Monday, Nov. 26 on Chaparral piles to reduce the risk […]

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SFNF – Cuba Ranger District La Jara prescribed burn planned Nov. 26

SANTA FE, NM – November 20, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the La Jara vicinity on the Cuba Ranger District as early […]

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Gila NF: Reserve Ranger District planning a prescribed burn near Rancho Grande/Five Bar Subdivision

Reserve, NM, November 19, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning on igniting 1,000 acres broadcast burning located around the Reserve Airstrip and adjacent to Rancho Grande Subdivision. The prescribed burn is tentatively scheduled for the week of November 26, when desired weather and fire conditions permit. The project should […]

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