How to Report a Fire

How to report a fire

  • As visitation increases on the Santa Fe National Forest, officials ask for continued cooperation in preventing wildfires. Residents and visitors are being extra vigilant for fire safety. Here are some tips on how to report a fire.

  • Call 911. The Santa Fe National Forest dispatch center can also be reached at 505-438-5600 24 hours a day.
  • Provide your name and phone number in case we need to call you back.
  • Provide your location as specifically as possible. Refer to Forest Road numbers, estimated mileage from main road intersections and/or geographic landmarks. Example: I’m on Forest Road 171 about a mile south of the junction with Forest Road 245.
  • Describe what you observe, and if any people and vehicles are in the area.
  • Don’t put yourself at risk. You’ve done your civic duty by reporting the fire. Leave the fire-fighting to the professionals and move a safe distance away.