Wildfire, fire weather, & related news

updated Jul 12, 0930

Sandia Ranger Dist LOWERS Fire Danger Level to MODERATE

Mountain Ranger Dist remains at HIGH

RED FLAG: none declared in our region at this time
Map of current weather warnings and alerts: [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
Jul 05 Hwy 55 Fire South of Torreon under 1 acrec not stated controlled

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: Gallinas Mtns.
  • Stage 2 Restrictions:
  • Closures (Stage 3 Restrictions):
  • Restrictions:
  • VERY HIGH:  Gallinas Mtns (MRD, USFS) :
  • HIGH:Mountainair Ranger Dist (Manzano Mtns), USFS
  • MODERATE: Sandia Ranger Dist and State Forestry lands:
  • LOW:


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 ]