Tag Archives: New Mexico

Progress Made on New Mexico Wildfires

Gains made on fires new Grants     GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters report making progress on wildfires burning near Grants in northwestern New Mexico in advance of expected windy conditions Monday. The fires are burning on a mountain and ...

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Homes Lost in New Mexico Wildfires

Fires have burned 2,600 acres     CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — Several wildfires continued to burn in rural areas of New Mexico on Saturday, a day after a 2,600-acre (1,052-hectare) fire near Capitan in southeastern New Mexico destroyed two homes ...

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Prescribed Burn Escapes Containment in New Mexico

Fire near Grants has burned nearly 300 acres     GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — Cibola National Forest officials say a prescribed fire near Grants has escaped its containment and is now a wildfire that has burned an estimated 300 acres. ...

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Forecasters Issue Red Flag Warnings for Parts of New Mexico

Gusts could range from 50 to 70 mph   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters with the National Weather Service are warning that parts of New Mexico are in for more windy conditions later this week and that means higher fire ...

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Forecasters Warns of Fires Across U.S. High Plains

Intensifying drought has resulted in critical fire danger   By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The amount of moisture received across the United States’ southern high plains since October has been ridiculously low, and forecasters warned ...

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Fire Warnings Issued for Six States

Red Flag warnings across nation’s midsection   OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued fire warnings for six states in the nation’s midsection. The Red Flag warnings issued Friday include most of Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, southern ...

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Brush Fire on Air Force Base in New Mexico

Firefighters battle a fire at Kirtland Air Force Base   KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are battling a brush fire in training ranges on the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. Officials said late Sunday the blase ...

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New Mexico Crews Ready for Wildfire Season

Wildfire training in Bernalillo County     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KOB4) – It may still be winter, but firefighters in Bernalillo County are already stepping up their wildfire training. Saturday was a red-flag warning day, which is uncommon in February. It’s ...

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More Than Half of Oklahoma Under Burn Ban

Gov. Mary Fallin issued burn bans until Feb. 16   OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than half of Oklahoma is now under a burn ban because of the threat of wildfires. Gov. Mary Fallin on Tuesday issued burn bans until ...

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Bloomfield, NM Brush Fire

Multiple departments respond to large brush fire     Tom Aurnhammer – BLOOMFIELD, NM – On January 20th, 2018 at approximately 15:46 hours, Bloomfield Fire Units that were out on another assignment reported seeing a large column of smoke in ...

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