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Valle Vidal Hart Canyon Prescribed Burn

Unit Information

Carson National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
208 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM 87571

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Incident Contact

Hilary Markin
Email: Hilary.R.Markin@usda.gov
Phone: 715-482-0115

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Fire managers on the Carson National Forest started to implement the Valle Vidal Hart Canyon prescribed burn November 17 and completed them November 19 for a total of 5600 acres treated.. The burn is located approximately 19 miles northwest of Cimarron and 16 miles northeast of Ute Park, New Mexico.  The fuels treatments will be implemented in effort to restore and improve forest health and reduce the risk of high-intensity wildfires.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Incident DescriptionThis broadcast burn is planned to treat 6,529 acres. The fuels treatment will restore and improve forest health and reduce the risk of high-intensity wildfires.
Coordinates36.782 latitude, -105.068 longitude

Current Situation

Size5,600 Acres

Outlook

Planned Actions

The Valle Vidal Hart Canyon Prescribed began on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Ignitions were completed on Friday for a total of 5600 acres treated. Some of the interior pockets are continuing to burn and all lines are holding.