Regional wildfire, fire weather, and related activity news

Updated August 20, 2018 0700

Smoke from California wildfires may impact region with haze and smell at times this week

Active weather warnings & alerts: [ here ]

Active Wildfires & Prescribed Burns:

Fire Weather: RED FLAG: none declared at this time.

Recent Wildfires & Prescribed Burns Within the Region:


Date Name Location Acreage Cause Status
Jul 24 Barts Fire 35 7.740, -106 24.930 less than 1 ac lightning Contained Jul 26 1420


Bans, Restrictions, and Closures: Many land jurisdictions post copies of their ban, restriction or closure notices on one or both of these online resources: [ here } or New Mexico Fire Information [ here ]. Active notices within our region include the following:


Fire Danger Levels


  • VERY HIGH: :
  • HIGH:Mountainair RD, USFS
  • MODERATE:: Sandia RD, USFS
  • LOW:


Most of our region is in SEVERE or EXTREME drought. View this week’s drought map for New Mexico [ here ].
Additional and more detailed drought information is [ here ].


5-Day T-storm Flood Potential over NM wildfire burn scars: [ here ]


NWS Weekly Weather Outlook:

On Mondays, the Albuquerque Weather Forecast Office of the National Weather Service usually issues a “Weekly Weather Briefing” which includes our region. The current is available [ here ].


Definitions of Many Wildfire Terms are available [ here ]