Fire Season 2018
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California wildfire haze may lift through weekend

The hazy skies caused by smoke from wildfires burning in California could let up over the weekend.  Satellite data shows the haze over Northern New Mexico since at least Sunday (July 29) are … more

Burn ban lifted in most of Taos County

The Taos County fire chief, in consultation with local volunteer fire chiefs, has lifted the county-wide burn ban effective Monday thanks to more rain, higher humidity and reduced fire … more

Why a fire's left to 'burn freely'

A forest official explains why "It would be our preference when the conditions are right to allow fires to burn themselves out in the wilderness with little to no interference from us." more

Structure fire reported on Santistevan Road

Firefighters and law enforcement are responding to a structure fire on Santistevan Road in El Prado off State Road 64 West. The fire was first reported shortly after 6 p.m. Friday evening (July … more

Fire officials: Lobo Fire sends up fresh smoke plume, more flames

A fresh plume of smoke in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains north of Taos Wednesday (July 18) sent a shiver through fire skittish county residents who scrambled to find out what was … more

Carson National Forest lifts burn ban but town, county keep theirs

The Carson National Forest is no longer under an all-out burn ban. Forest Service officials announced Monday (July 16) fire restrictions in the Carson National Forest will be lifted as of this … more

Small wildfire burning in Columbine Wilderness north of Taos

The lightning-caused Lobo Fire was about 1/4 acre in size at about 1 p.m. Saturday (July 14). more

Grab the tent: Carson National Forest reopens with fire ban

The Carson National Forest reopened to the general public for hiking, biking, camping and other recreational activities Tuesday (July 10).The announcement … more

Smoldering wildfires mostly halt after dry, harrowing month

Here's a wrap-up of the status of several fires, current as of Wednesday (July 11) afternoon. Sardinas Canyon Fire, Taos County (18 miles from Taos)... more

Monday wildfire update: Carson NF to reopen Tuesday

The Carson National Forest will reopen for public hiking, biking, camping and other recreational activities Tuesday, (July 10) at 8 a.m. Meanwhile, wildfires are still burning around the region. more
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