Tag Archives: Lincoln National Forest

Three Rivers Fire Update – May 4, 2021

Acres: 7,020 acres Containment: 23% Resources: 284 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer. Start Date: April 26, 2021: 8:00 am Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area. Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 4, 2021 – Moderate winds […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 3, 2021

Acres: 7,119 Percent Containment: 23% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 317 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, March 3, 2021 – Strong wind gusts yesterday tested the fire lines constructed by fire crews over the past several days. […]

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Three Rivers Fire – Weather & Fire Behavior

Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 2, 2021 – Dan Pearson, Three Rivers Fire Behavior Analyst, is responsible forcollecting weather data, predicting fire growth, and developing strategic and tactical fire behaviorinformation. He looks at the interaction of topography, fuels, and weather to determine what the fire’s effectswill be. All this critical information is used by incident managers […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 2, 2021

Acres: 7,119 Percent Containment: 19% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 337 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, March 2, 2021 – A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for today. This means warm […]

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Three Rivers Fire Update – May 1, 2021

Acres: 6,951 Percent Containment: 13% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 361 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, May1, 2021 – Firefighters continue to make progress in their work to contain the Three Rivers Fire that has been active […]

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Lincoln National Forest: New Fire Start Above Three Rivers Campground

Fire Name: Three Rivers Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District Fire Size: 30 acres Containment: 0% Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Resources: 2 Engines, 1 Type-1 Hotshot Crew, Air Attack. Multiple additional resources have been ordered and will be arriving as soon as possible. Date/Time Detected: Morning of Monday, April 26, 2021 Location: The fire is […]

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Lincoln National Forest in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

ALAMOGORDO, NM – April 16, 2021 – The Lincoln National Forest implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective Friday, April 16, 2021, due to high fire danger and ongoing drought conditions.  The increased fire danger is due to insufficient moisture and dry fuel conditions across the forest. “Fire officials use several criteria to determine when to […]

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Lincoln National Forest to Proceed with Prescribed Burn North of Mayhill Next Week

CLOUDCROFT, NM – Apr. 15, 2021 – Crews plan to continue with the ongoing 16 Springs Prescribed Burn on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest starting as early as Tuesday, April 20, 2021, if conditions allow. The 16 Springs Prescribed Burn consists of four areas from Mayhill to Silver Springs. Firefighters will […]

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Pile Burns Planned Behind Forest Service District Office in Ruidoso Friday

RUIDOSO, NM – Feb. 18, 2021 — The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest will be burning piles tomorrow, Friday, February 19, 2021 and throughout the next weeks on Forest Service land behind the district office near Mechem Dr. and Cedar Creek Dr.  Smoke will be visible in Ruidoso. Please use caution […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Prescribed Burns Scheduled Near Ruidoso Tomorrow

RUIDOSO, NM – Feb. 16, 2021 — The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest is planning to take advantage of the recent snow to conduct prescribed burns in the Grindstone Project Area southwest of Ruidoso and in South Fork Campground starting as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17. Crews will begin by […]

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Lincoln National Forest Plans Prescribe Burn in 16 Springs Area, Feb 11, 2021

CLOUDCROFT, NM – Feb. 10, 2021 – Firefighters plan to proceed with the previously announced 16 Springs Prescribed Burn on the Lincoln National Forest on Feb 11, 2021. The 210-acre 16 Springs burn located 6.5 miles north of Mayhill is designed to remove woody debris from previously thinned areas and reduce the risk of high-severity […]

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Spring Fire Contained: Final Update

This will be the final update for the Spring Fire unless there is a significant change. Jurisdiction: State/Private and Lincoln National ForestSize: 17 acresCause: Human Caused: Structure Fire spread to National Forest lands.Date/Time Detected: 8:30 pm Feb. 5, 2021Location: Near Hay Canyon Rd and Agua Chiquita Rd (near Sacramento, NM)Firefighting Resources: 2 Type-6 engines, numerous volunteer […]

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Spring Fire Update: 2/6/21, 9:15 am

Jurisdiction: State/Private and Lincoln National Forest Size: 17 acres Cause: Human Caused, Structure Fire Date/Time Detected: 8:30pm Feb. 5, 2021 Location: Near Hay Canyon Rd and Agua Chiquita Rd (near Sacramento, NM) Firefighting Resources: 2 Type-6 engines, numerous volunteer fire departments, miscellaneous personnel. Additional resource including personnel, a bulldozer and water tenders have been ordered and […]

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Lincoln National Forest Prescribed Burning in 16 Springs Near Mayhill, NM

The Sacramento Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest is taking advantage of the recent snow, lower temperatures and shorter days to conduct a prescribed burn in the 16 Springs area approximately 5 miles north of Mayhill, NM today, Nov. 4 and throughout the week as conditions allow. Smoke may be visible from Highway 82, […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District to Conduct Prescribed Burn near 16 Springs next week.

The Sacramento Ranger District plans to begin prescribed burning in the 16 Springs area approximately 5 miles north of Mayhill, NM beginning the first week in November and continuing throughout the fall and winter as conditions allow. Smoke from the prescribed burn is expected to travel northeast towards Roswell but may impact nearby homes. This […]

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Able Fire Update, August 24, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Able Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District  Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 18, 2020 Location: Scott Able Canyon, New Mexico Lat/Long: Example 32°42’56.0″N / 105°43’53.0″W Firefighting Resources: 2 Type 6-Engines and support personnel Fuel Type:  Grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: None Fire Update: Yesterday, firefighters brought ample water to increase […]

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Dark Canyon Fire Final Update, August 21, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 3,070 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM, near Dark Canyon Lat/Long: Example 33°40’0.16 N / 105°37”42.61″W  Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine Values at Risk: None Fire Update: Fire activity on the Dark Canyon Fire is low with the […]

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Able Fire Update, August 20, 2020: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name: Able Fire Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 8 acres Cause: Lightning Date Detected: August 18, 2020 Location: near Scott Able Canyon Lat/Long: 32°42’56.0″N  105°43’53.0″W Firefighting Resources: 1 Type-6 Engine, 1 hand crew, support personnel (16 total personnel) Fuel Type: grass, pine and juniper forest Values at Risk: no structures at […]

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Lincoln National Forest Final Cherry Fire Update July 23, 2020

Final Update on the Cherry Fire: July 23, 2020 Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls.Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″WSize: 48 acresCause: LightningDate Detected: July 16, 2020 Fire Update: Yesterday and the day prior, the fire received steady precipitation for over an hour, greatly lessening fire activity. […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Cherry Fire Update: July 21, 2020

Cherry Fire Update: July 21, 2020 Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls. Date Detected: July 16, 2020 Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W Size: 48 acres Cause: Lightning Fire Resources: 2 Utility vehicles, 2 Engines, 1 bulldozer; approximately 33 total personnel. Containment: 20% Fire Update:  The control […]

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