Prescribed Burn Planned In Española Ranger District

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Prescribed Burn Planned In Española Ranger District SFNF News: SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of warmer weather in May 2016 to conduct the Mesitas prescribed burn on the Española Ranger District.  The 1,800-acre treatment area is located approximately six miles southwest of Abiquiu, 15 miles north […]

BREAKING NEWS: Fire In Pojoaque Bosque Triggers School Shelter In Place Alarm

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Multiple fire trucks and dozens of emergency responders are on site at the fire in the Pojoaque bosque. Valley Daily Post image BREAKING NEWS: Fire In Pojoaque Bosque Triggers School Shelter In Place Alarm Staff Report At approximately 1 P.M. Tuesday afternoon, a fire broke out in the bosque along the Pojoaque river in Pojoaque. […]

Red Flag Fire Warning

Red Flag Fire Warning URGENT – Fire weather message national weather service Albuquerque nm 6:58 pm Mon March 21 2016 Red Flag Warning for northern and central New Mexico below significant snow pack Tuesday late morning through Tuesday evening due to strong winds…low humidity and an unstable atmosphere…  CONDITIONS – Strong winds aloft combined with a […]

Take A Tour Of A Fire Lookout July And August

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The site where Dead Man’s Peak Lookout Tower now stands has been used to spot fires since at least 1913. Courtesy photo Take A Tour Of A Fire Lookout July And August SANTA FE ― Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a fire lookout―alone in the middle of the forest, watching for telltale wisps […]

Wildland Firefighters Info Session For Families July 22

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Wildland firefighter at work. Courtesy image Wildland Firefighters Info Session For Families July 22 Submitted by Carol A. Clark What does it take to be a wildland fireighter? What equipment do they use? What can kids do to prevent wildfires from starting? Individuals and families can find the answer to these and other fire-related questions […]

Heinrich Fights To Strengthen Wildfire Suppression Efforts; Fix Fire Budget

Heinrich Fights To Strengthen Wildfire Suppression Efforts; Fix Fire Budget WASHINGTON  – During U.S. Senate Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining hearing, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) reportedly fought to strengthen wildfire suppression efforts, including hazardous fuel reduction and watershed restoration. He also emphasized the need for community engagement in […]

EMNRD: Pecos Wildfire Update

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EMNRD: Pecos Wildfire Update EMNRD News:    Incident Name and Update: Commissary Fire Update   Start Date & Time: June 5, 2015, reported Saturday, June 6, 2015  Start Location: Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (Approximately 13 miles east of Pecos and 2 miles south of Barillas Peak) Size: Approximately 170 acres  Cause: Lightning  Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, […]

“Abiquiu Fire on Scene”: Abiquiu’s Volunteer Fire Dept. Trains

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“Abiquiu Fire on Scene”: Abiquiu’s Volunteer Fire Dept. Trains Republished here with permission of the Abiquiu News. Check out the Abiquiu News at www.abiquiunews.com for more stories related to Abiquiu. Abiquiu – Did you you know that a high pressure fire hose can lift an adult off his or her feet?  Teamwork is required to […]