Winsor Ridge Fire Update

No injuries have been reported. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area around the Winsor Ridge Fire. Smoke is likely to be visible in the Pecos Canyon area. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures.

SFNF Issues Closure Order For Winsor Ridge Fire

The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) today issued a closure order for recreation sites, Forest Service roads and trails, and areas within the Pecos Wilderness impacted by the Winsor Ridge Fire.

AGU: U.S. Wildfire Smoke Deaths May Double By 2100

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AGU: U.S. Wildfire Smoke Deaths May Double By 2100

AGU News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of deaths associated with the inhalation of wildfire smoke in the U.S. could double by the end of the century, according to new research.

A new study simulating the effects of wildfire smoke on human health finds continued increases in wildfire activity in the continental United States due to climate change could worsen air quality over the coming decades. The number of human deaths from chronic inhalation of wildfire smoke could increase to more than 40,000 per year by the end of the 21st century, up from around 15,000 per year today.   

Fires In Coyote Ranger District & Jemez Extinguished

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Fires In Coyote Ranger District & Jemez Extinguished Staff Report Sept. 27, 2016 SANTA FE ― Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest have completed operations on both the 329-acre 138 Fire on the Jemez Ranger District and the 700-acre Cuerno Fire on the Coyote Ranger District.  Both the 138 and Cuerno Fires were lightning-caused and […]

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 […]