Regional wildfire, fire weather, and related activity news

Updated June 23, 2018 noon

Hot – Dry – Unstable Air Returns:

     Closures and Restrictions throughout region continue

           Drought remains EXTREME throughout region …..

ACTIVE National Weather Service Watches & Warnings for NM [ here ]

Active Wildfires & Prescribed Burns:

None reported at this time within the region


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



Recent Wildfires & Prescribed Burns Within the Region:


Date Name Location Acreage Cause Status
Jun 15 MM 234 E of Clines Cnrs 6 ac ? Contained


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



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


5-Day Thunderstorm/Flash Flood Potential over major NM wildfire burn scars:

[ here ]


Regional Weather Outlook:

On Mondays, the Albuquerque Weather Forecast Office of the National Weather Service usually issues a “Weekly Weather Briefing”. The most recent is available [ here ].


Definitions of Many Wildfire Terms are available [ here ]