Tag Archives: New Mexico

Audit Raises Concerns of Wildfire Risk at Nuclear Lab

Risk reduction efforts not always done     By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the nation’s premier nuclear laboratories isn’t taking the necessary precautions to guard against wildfires, according to an audit by the ...

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New Mexico Lawmakers Consider Prescribed Fire Measure

Clarifying liability and creating certification for private landowners     SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s energy and natural resources agency is putting its support behind legislation that it says would clear the way for more prescribed fires as ...

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Fire Danger Increases in New Mexico

More hot, dry weather ahead     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico is the latest to join other forests in New Mexico and neighboring Arizona that are all at a high, very high ...

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Media Access to Wildfires Varies by State

Differences even among government agencies     By JANIE HAR and FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning in California, due in large part to a decades-old ...

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Southern New Mexico’s Vics Peak Wildfire Grows

Lightning started wildfire in Apache Kid Wilderness     MAGDELENA, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire in southern New Mexico continues to grow. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Saturday the blaze in the Apache Kid Wilderness has grown to 18 ...

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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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