Archive for June, 2011

Las Conchas Wildfire – Los Alamos, NM

Posted June 30, 2011 By High Country Posts

Fire Update – June 30, 2011 10:00 pm
Total Fire Summary
Date Started: 1 p.m., 6/26/2011
Number of personnel: Approximately 1,201 personnel including six hotshot crews and 25 handcrews.
Location: Approximately 12 miles southwest of Los Alamos off NM 4 at mile marker 35.
Fuels: Mixed Conifer, Ponderosa Pine.
Fuel moisture is extremely low.
Cause: Unknown – under investigation
Equipment: Four dozers and 52 engines
Size: approximately 93,678
Aircraft: Nine helicoptersPercent Contained: 3% Read the remainder of this entry »

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National Guard to Assist with Little Lewis Fire Evacuations

Posted June 30, 2011 By High Country Posts

GOVERNOR SUSANA MARTINEZ SENDS NATIONAL GUARD TO ASSIST WITH LITTLE LEWIS FIRE EVACUATIONS; FIRE ASSISTANCE GRANT APPROVED
SANTA FE – On the order of Governor Susana Martinez, the National Guard is in Cloudcroft to provide support to local police and State police with the Little Lewis Fire and the Donaldson Fire if needed. Additionally, Governor Martinez announced that a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help cover costs associated with fighting the Little Lewis Fire, which has burned approximately 1,200 acres in the Sacramento Mountains south of Mayhill, NM. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Celebrate the 4th of July With New Mexico State Parks

Posted June 30, 2011 By High Country Posts

Fireworks Displays Over Lake Waters
SANTA FE, NM – New Mexico State Parks invites the public to watch fireworks with us instead of lighting their own due to the extreme fire danger. Fireworks displays will be held over lake waters at Conchas Lake State Park, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Eagle Nest Lake State Park, and Ute Lake State Park. 33 of 35 New Mexico state parks are open and many parks have activities scheduled over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Fire Forces Evacuations in Sacramento, NM

Posted June 28, 2011 By High Country Posts

The Little Lewis Fire, detected around noon today, is burning in difficult terrain just south of the community of Sacramento and has forced evacuation of the Sacramento Methodist Assembly Camp as well as the communities of Sacramento and Weed. An evacuation center has been set up at Cloudcroft High School. Radio traffic estimates the fire at around 100 acres and structures are threatened. To monitor live fire radio traffic online go to http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=wp&feedId=8349 Read the remainder of this entry »

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White Fire Burned Area Treatments

Posted June 28, 2011 By High Country Posts

WHITE FIRE BURNED AREA TREATMENTS TO BE COMPLETED IN TIME FOR MONSOONS
Ruidoso Downs, N.M. (June 28, 2011) As the communities of Ruidoso Downs and Ruidoso begin to see early monsoonal rain patterns, most of the projects and treatments planned as part of the burned area emergency response effort have been completed ahead of schedule. The current focus is two-fold: to complete remaining activities and to prepare for potential emergencies that may result from flooding and runoff in the White Fire area. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Air Quality in Several Areas of the State Poor due to Wildfires

Posted June 28, 2011 By High Country Posts

People Advised to Take Precautions to Prevent Illness
(Santa Fe) –Wind conditions in New Mexico Monday and Tuesday are expected to circulate smoke from wildfires burning in New Mexico that could cause unhealthy air quality conditions especially in the north central area of the state through the week. The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department are reminding residents to take precautions to avoid adverse reactions to the smoke. Read the remainder of this entry »

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