Wildfire, fire weather, & related news

updated Sep 17, 0700

Prescribed fire is postponed on remaining 650 acres in David Canyon until conditions are favorable.


RED FLAG: none declared in our region at this time
FIRE WEATHER WARNINGS/WATCHES [ here ]
Map of current weather warnings and alerts: [here]

Cibola Draft Land Management Plan and DEIS are available to review [here]


Active Wildfires & Rx Burns:  No active wildfires in our area at this time. Smoke from prescribed burns or fires elsewhere in New Mexico may occasionally be noticed, depending upon wind conditions.

Recent Wildfires & Rx Burns Within the Region:

Date Name Location Acreage Cause Status
Sep 10 David Canyon Rx 34 58.968, -106 21.588 approx 250 acres Prescribed fire underway

Bans, Restrictions, and Closures:

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

  • Burn Bans:
  • Stage 1 Restrictions: none
  • Stage 2 Restrictions: none
  • Closures (Stage 3 Restrictions): none
  • Restrictions:
  • EXTREME :
  • VERY HIGH:  :
  • HIGH: 
  • MODERATE: Sandia & Mountainair Ranger Districts; NM State Forestry; Santa Fe County:
  • LOW:

Drought:

Find detailed drought information/maps   [ here ].

NWS “Weekly Weather Briefing” (Mondays):

issued by Albuquerque Weather Forecast Office, NWS [ here ].

Definitions of Many Wildfire Terms are [ here ]