Regional wildfire, fire weather, and related activity news

Updated Feb 14, 2019  0830

Smoke from prescribed burns elsewhere in New Mexico may be noticed at times, depending upon wind conditions.

Active weather warnings & alerts: [ here ]

Fire Weather:

RED FLAG: none at this time within our area.

Active Wildfires & Prescribed Burns:  none at this time in our area

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 ]