Wildfire, fire weather, & related news

updated May 19 1230

Prescribed burns on Mountainair Ranger District might resume as early as Monday, May 20
if conditions permit within the Thunderbird Ecosystem Management Project area

smoke possible from prescribed burns elsewhere in the State, depending upon wind conditions

RED FLAG: none declared in our area at this time.

current weather warnings and alerts: Map [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
May 04 MM 203 Fire mile mrk 203 I-40 under 1ac ? contained

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:
  • Stage 2 Restrictions:
  • Closures (Stage 3 Restrictions):
  • Restrictions:

Fire Danger Levels

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



Much of the region is currently ABNORMALLY DRY
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 ]