Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 29 – April 4, 2020
updated April 03 – 9:00 PM


There are no fire-related public land closures or restrictions within our region at this time. However there are restrictions and closures which are COVID-19 related.
There are no prescribed fires or active wildfires in our region at this time


RED FLAG: none in effect at this time
FIRE WEATHER WARNINGS/WATCHES [ here ]
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:

DateNameLocationAcreageCauseStatus
Mar 20el Cabonear Willardapprox 53 acreswildfirecontained 3/20

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: none
  • Stage 2 Restrictions: none
  • Closures (Stage 3 Restrictions): none
  • Restrictions:
  • EXTREME :
  • VERY HIGH:  :
  • HIGH: 
  • MODERATE: Sandia & Mountainair Ranger Districts; NM State Forestry; Santa Fe County:
  • LOW:

Drought:
New Mexico drought information/maps   [ here ].

NWS “Weekly Weather Briefing” (Mondays):

issued by Albuquerque Weather Forecast Office, NWS [ here ].

Definitions of Many Wildfire Terms are [ here ]