Regional wildfire, fire weather, and related activity news

Updated Sept 28, 2018 1030

Sandia and Mountainair Ranger Districts will conduct several prescribed burns this Fall and Winter, as conditions allow’.
David Canyon Rx burn could begin as early as Oct 01.

Smoke from wildfires or prescribed burns elsewhere in the south and southwest may be noticed at times, depending upon wind conditions.
Flash flood risk remains high during periods of significant rain.

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 ]