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Durfee Bolander Unit 10 RX Burn

Unit Information

Cibola National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2113 Osuna Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

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Incident Contact

Patricia Johnson
Phone: 505-850-2657

 Ifire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the previously announced Durfee Bolander Unit 10 prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District as early as Tues, May 4th and continue through Sat., May 8th.

The plan is to burn 1,075 acres on Unit 10 in the vicinity of Durfee and Bolander canyon, along FSR 220 and 473. Fire managers consider smoke impacts to communities before making a final decision to implement a prescribed fire. Smoke may be visible from the communities of Magdalena, Alamo and Datil. Area map references included. 


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginTuesday May 04th, 2021 approx. 12:00 PM
LocationNorth San Mateo Mountains; Durfee and Bolander canyon, along FSR 220 and 473
Incident CommanderKen Watkins Magdalena RD FMO
Incident DescriptionPrescribed Burn
Coordinates33.951 latitude, -107.562 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel25
Size1,075 Acres
Fuels Involved

Pine, Pinyon Juniper and Grass


Projected Incident Activity

Plan is to begin blackline operations 5/4 followed with Aerial Ignition 5/5-5/6