Fire Management

Understanding various levels of Fire Danger and Fire Restrictions 

Fire danger ratings and restrictions help to advise the public on current fire dangers and are an important tool to prevent wildfires. More...

Current Fire Danger, Restrictions, and Closures

Mount Taylor Ranger District

Fire Danger: Very High

Fire Restrictions: Stage II

Fire closures: Bluewater Fire area

Magdalena Ranger District

Fire Danger: Very High

Fire Restrictions: Stage I (in the Datil, San Mateo, and Magdalena Mountains only)

Fire closures: None

Mountainair Ranger District

Fire Danger: Very High

Fire Restrictions: Stage II

Fire closures: None

Sandia Ranger District

Fire Danger: Very High

Fire Restrictions: Stage II

Fire Closures: None

Black Kettle National Grasslands

Fire Danger: Very High

Fire Restrictions: Stage II

Fire Closures: None

Lake McClellen and Lake Marvin National Grasslands

Fire Danger: High

Fire Restrictions: Stage II

Fire Closures: None

Kiowa-Rita Blanca National Grasslands

Fire Danger: Very High

Fire Restrictions: Stage II

Fire Closures: None

FireWise InformationFireWise

Homeowners can help create defensible space around their homes by removing flammable materials before a fire occurs.  This will also help to keep the public and fire fighters safe.  More…

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, pose a significant threat to pilots and firefighters. Never fly unmanned aircraft over or near fires. If you plan to fly your drone over the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands, there are a few things to know before you fly.  More…