Tag Archives: New Mexico

Tennessee Firefighters Head West

Incident commanders and firefighters off to New Mexico     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Firefighters from Tennessee have been deployed to the western U.S. to help battle wildfires, officials said. Tennessee’s Division of Forestry said in a news release Thursday ...

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Open Space Patrols Begin Around Albuquerque Amid Wildfire Danger

State plans enhanced protection     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have started patrolling open space areas around New Mexico’s largest metropolitan area as dry conditions intensify and fire danger increases. The patrols being done by crews with Albuquerque Fire ...

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New Mexico Forecasters Warn of Critical Fire Weather

Chances for dry thunderstorms increase     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Weather forecasters are warning of record heat that is setting the stage for critical fire weather this week. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque says chances for dry thunderstorms ...

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New Mexico National Forest to Impose Fire Restrictions

Fire managers are implementing measures in response to COVID-19 to keep firefighters safe     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three forests in northern New Mexico will be implementing fire restrictions next week to reduce the risk of human-caused fires. Forest ...

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New Mexico Forester Issues Restrictions Due to Fire Danger

Warmer temperatures, lower humidity, high winds     SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state forester is imposing immediate restrictions on fireworks, campfires, smoking and open fires on all non-municipal, non-federal and non-tribal lands statewide because of the escalating ...

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New Mexico Forest Official Cites Rising Risk of Human-Caused Wildfires

Patrols reported crowding in day-use sites     TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The top administrator of a national forest in northern New Mexico says there’s an elevated risk of human-caused wildfires due to drying conditions and negligence by some forest ...

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National Forests in New Mexico Impose Campfire Restrictions

Fines and possible jail time     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — National forests around New Mexico are imposing campfire restrictions to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the coronavirus outbreak. Forest officials from Taos to Alamogordo ...

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New Mexico to Use Satellite Tracking during Wildfire Season

Real-time alerts from Santa Fe lab     SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has a new tool that could help crews get an early jump on any wildfires that might break out. The State Forestry Division will be ...

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Wildfire Danger Elevated in Southwestern New Mexico

Weather cited by Gila National Forest officials     SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Forest Service officials say the threat of wildfires is rising in southwestern New Mexico. Gila National Forest officials on Thursday cited strong winds, low humidity and ...

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Federal Funds Help New Mexico Village Respond to Drought

Increasing water supply reliability in Tijeras     TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) — A mountain village in central New Mexico has been awarded nearly $750,000 in federal funds that will be used to help the community bolster its resiliency to drought. ...

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