Regional wildfire, fire weather, and related activity news

Updated Mar 21, 2019  0700

Smoke from prescribed burns or fires elsewhere in New Mexico may occasionally be noticed, depending upon wind conditions.

Active weather warnings & alerts: [ here ]

Fire Weather:

RED FLAG: none in our area at this time.

Active Wildfires & Prescribed Burns:  none at this time in our area, although there are Rx fires elsewhere in the State.

Recent Wildfires & Prescribed Burns Within the Region:

Date Name Location Acreage Cause Status

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: [ here } or New Mexico Fire Information [ here ]. Active notices within our region include the following:

Fire Danger Levels

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


Most of our region is in ABNORMALLY DRY  or MODERATE drought.

View this week’s drought map  [ here ] or more detailed drought information  [ 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 ]