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Alerts and Hazard Warnings

Wildfire Update: Cajete Fire Starts

  • Cajete Fire Starts, Jemez Ranger District- June 15, 2017, as of 1:00 p.m. The Santa Fe National Forest has issued a news release alerting that fire is ignited Santa Fe National Forest along NM Highway 4 close to the boundary between the Santa Fe National Forest and the Valles Caldera National Preserve. NM State Police have closed NM Highway 4 at the intersection of NM Highway 501 on the west side and at mile marker 33 on the east side. Evacuations of several small communities have begun. Area residents and visitors should keep an eye for smoke and use the 5-3-1 method at
    Santa Fe National Forests News Release, June 15, 2017.

  • Carson National Forest- El Rito, NM, June 15, 2017- A significant amount of smoke is expected to settle in Vallecitos Canyon and local communities overnight. Smoke will dissipate during daylight hours. Residents of these areas are advised to close their windows and keep them closed until smoke dissipates and visibility improves to about five miles, using the 5-3-1 method at However, residents in Vallecitos Canyon with respiratory or heart disease, adults over age 65, young children, and pregnant women should consider relocating until the air quality improves. By next week, smoke concentrations are expected to be consistently lower.

  • Fires in Gila National Forest- Various- June 14, 2017. Various fires burning throughout Gila National Forest. Area residents and visitors should keep an eye for smoke and use the 5-3-1 method at

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Content updated: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:41:18 MDT