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  FS/PC=Full Suppression/Perimeter Control; MCC=Monitor/Confine/Contain; A or AC=Acres; C=Contained; PC=Percent Contained; ECD=Est. Containment Date; GP=Growth Potential; TP=Total Personnel; IMT=Incident Management Team; AT or A/T=Air Tanker; AA=Air Attack; SEAT=Single Engine Air Tanker; LD or LP=Lead Plane; T1H=Type 1 Helicopter; IHC=Interagency Hotshot Crew; T1C=Type 1 Crew; T2C=Type 2 Crew; T2IAC=Type2 IA Crew; DTN=Date/ Time / Needed; FW=Fire Weather

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DATE
(2014)
TIME *
(MDT)
NEWS OR NOTE
4/23 0945 NWS Red Flag Warnings have been issued for Southwest Area for today (4/23): to view go to .
4/22 1245 NWS Red Flag Warning for New Mexico (4/22): ABQ – northwest plateau and highlands, middle Rio Grande Valley.
4/22 1240 NWS Red Flag Warning for AZ (4/22): FLG – Yavapai County Mtns, Coconino Plateau, lower elev. N of Mogollon Rim: PHX – far western Arizona.
4/19 1820 New, ODonnell AZ-A3S, est. 500 acres, AZ State resources on scene, Brown I.A. unit dispatched. ASM/Airtander ordered, N31.631 x W110.480
4/14 2031 Brown Fire AZ-CNF Templin's Type 1 team ordered. Fire is 336 acres. Update lat/long N31.442 x W110.346, multiple resources assigned.
4/14 0930 UPDATE:  Brown Fire now at 25 acres.
4/14 0920 UPDATE: Brown (AZ-CNF) 10+ ac. Located SW of Sierra Vista, AZ (31.478N, 110.343W). 1 VLAT, 2 Airtanker, 1 ASM ordered. WUI concerns.
4/13 1712 NEW: Brown (AZ-CNF) 5+ ac. Located SW of Sierra Vista, AZ (31.478N, 110.343W). 1 VLAT, 1 Airtanker, 1 ASM, and 1 IHC ordered
4/12 1325 NWS Red Flag Warning for New Mexico (4/12): ABQ – west-central, Rio Grande valley, eastern plains; ELP – southern NM; MID – SE plains NM.
4/12 1320 NWS Red Flag Warning for Arizona (4/12): TUC – Cochise, Santa Cruz, southern Graham and Greenlee, SE Pinal, and eastern Pima counties.
4/11 1810 UPD: Fisher (AZ-COF), 150 ac... active, winds 8-12, G22. 2 Type 1 Crews ordered. 2 Type 2IA Crews assigned locally.
4/11 1755 NEW: Fisher (AZ-COF) 5+ ac.... active. Loc 5 SE of Flagstaff, AZ (35.1344N, 111.5983W). 3 Airtankers, 1 Lead, 1 Air Attack ordered.
4/11 1135 UPD: Bensen (NM-LNF), 96 acres.
4/11 0830 UPD: Elkhorn (NM-GNF) 150+ ac. 4 NW of Apache Creek, NM (33.8824N, 108.6849W). 2 AT, 1 Lead, 2 T1 & 1 T2IA Crews, 2 T6 eng ordered.
4/10 1745 UPD: Bensen (NM-LNF), 40-50 ac. Burning in pinon-juniper and slash.
4/10 1705 UPD: Bensen (NM-LNF), (correction to name). 2 SEATS ordered & filled. Carson, Ironwood, Smokey Bear IHC's committed.
4/10 1550 UPD: Benson (NM-LNF). Additional Airtanker, TFR, and 5 Type 1 crews ordered. Winds WSW 8-12, G20-25.
4/10 1515 NEW: Benson (NM-LNF) 5 ac. Located 10 SE of Alamogordo, NM (32.7638N, 105.8755W). 1 Airtanker, 1 Lead, 1 Air Tactical ordered.
4/10 1015 NWS Red Flag Warning for New Mexico (4/10): ABQ - Sandia, Manzano, Gallinas Mtns, east central plains ... strong winds / low humidity.
4/09 1730 Whitewater (NM-N3S) 5+ ac. Located 10 S of Tyrone, NM (32 33 09N, 108 18 44W). 1 Airtanker ordered. More info:
4/09 1240 NWS Red Flag Warning for New Mexico (4/09): ABQ – east central plains to TX state line… strong winds and low humidity.
4/03 0850 NWS Red Flag Warning for New Mexico (4/03): ELP – Fire Weather Zone 112 (south central NM); MID – southeast New Mexico.
4/02 1120 NWS Red Flag Warning for New Mexico (4/02): ABQ – central mtns below snowpack eastward to TX line; ELP – SW & south central NM; LUB – SE NM.
4/02 1115 NWS Red Flag Warning for Arizona (4/02): TUC – western Cochise, and eastern Santa Cruz and Pima counties.
4/01 0945 NWS Red Flag Warning for West Texas (4/1): AMA – west TX and OK Panhandles; LUB - western south plains; MID – Guadalupe Mtns, southeast NM.
4/01 0940 NWS Red Flag Warning for New Mexico (4/1): ABQ – west central Highlands, Rio Grande valley eastward to TX line; ELP – south central / SW NM.
4/01 0935 NWS Red Flag Warning for Arizona (4/1): FLG – northern Arizona; TUC – Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, eastern Santa Cruz, eastern Pima counties.
3/31 1350 Mills Canyon (NM-CIF-Kiowa) 10-15 ac. Located 20 E of Wagon Mound, NM (36 2.850N, 104 22.620W). Local T3 Helo, engines assigned.
3/31 1055 NW Red Flag Warning for 3/31: ABQ – east slopes/adjacent plains of Sangre de Cristos and Sandia/Manzano Mtns, and east central plains.
3/31 1050 NW Red Flag Warning for 3/31: FLG – portions of northern Arizona; TUC - Cochise County in southeast Arizona.
3/29 1744 Pino Fire update: 197 acres
3/29 1700 Secret Fire (AZ-COF) (34 57 21.9N.111 53 44.7) TFR requested. 8 acres T2IA crew ordered ,
3/29 1645 Pino (NM-N6S),Romero T3 team took cammand of fire at 1500 Located 4 miles south of Belen, NM (34 32 14N, 106 46 46W). holding at 50 acres
3/29 1445 Secret Fire (AZ-COF) approx.8 miles NW of Sedona. 4 acres reported ,Folks on scene, Ordering Helocopter from the Kaibab
3/29 0900 Pino (NM-N6S), 50 acres reported, Romero T3 short team ordered. Located 4 miles south of Belen, NM (34 32 14N, 106 46 46W).
3/28 1645 Pino (NM-N6S), no acreage reported ATT. Located 4 miles south of Belen, NM (34 32 14N, 106 46 46W). Multiple engines responding.
3/28 0930 NWS Red Flag Warning for 3/28: MID – lower elevations of the Trans Pecos in southwest Texas. .
3/27 1630 Effective March 28, 2014, the Southwest Area will move to Preparedness Level 2 (PL-2).
3/27 0850 NWS Red Flag Warning for 3/27: MID – southeast New Mexico and southwest Texas; LUB & AMA – West Texas plains, southern Texas panhandle.
3/26 1035 NWS Red Flag Warning for 3/26: MID – SE New Mexico plains, Guadalupe and Davis Mtns, Hwy 54 corridor, and portions of upper Trans Pecos.
3/26 1030 NWS Red Flag Warning for 3/26: ELP – Zones 111 and 112 (lowlands of south central New Mexico), Zone 055 (far west Texas).
3/26 1025 NWS Red Flag Warning for 3/26: TUC – eastern Zone 148 (Cochise, far SE Graham, southern Greenlee, and extreme eastern Santa Cruz counties).
3/22 0920 Black Mesa (NM-NPA) 15.2 ac. 6 T6 Engines. Total 25 personnel.
3/21 0915 NWS Red Flag Warning for 3/21: ABQ – south central New Mexico; MID – Guadalupe, Delaware, Davis Mtns… upper Trans Pecos… Marfa Plateau.
3/20 1700 Black Mesa (NM-NPA) 4 ac. Located south of Espanola, NM (35.9150N, 106.1116W). Engines and local resources on scene. No req. to SWCC ATT.
3/20 0900 NWS Red Flag Warning for 3/20: ABQ – portions of northeast and east central plains of New Mexico; AMA – southern Texas Panhandle.
3/18 1250 2014 Fire Season Considerations and Outlooks posted by SWCC Predictive Services:
3/18 0910 NWS Red Flag Warning for 3/18: SE New Mexico. West & SW Texas - include Guadalupe and Davis Mtns, rolling plains, southern TX Panhandle.
3/18 0900 NWS Red Flag Warning for 3/18: AZ - along Colorado River, FW Zone AZ-101 and AZ-131, southward to Yuma.
3/14 1015 NWC Midland/Odessa: Red Flag Warning from 1200 to 2100, 3/14, for Guadalupe Mountains (SE NM and SW TX).
3/11 0920 NWS Red Flag Warning for 3/11: NM east central and SE plains, W. TX Guadalupe and Davis Mtns, Permian Basin, and southern & western plains.
3/10 1530 RT: San Carlos Drive Fire (NM-MEA) 4 miles N of Apache Summit. (33.2713 x 105.7169) Resources on scene. 0.2 acres.
2/20 1415 Carrizo (NM-N5S), .5 acre. Private property within the Village of Ruidoso, NM. Ruidoso FD & Lincoln NF responded. Mop-up underway.
2/20 1300 Carrizo Fire (NM-N5S) SE of Ruidoso 1 ac human caused (33.3525N x 105.6995) FS and Ruidoso FD resources on scene In mopup status
2/20 0850 NWS Midland/Odessa for 2/20: Red Flag Warning… gusty winds and low RH… .
2/19 1355 Crawford (NMS-N6S). Along bosque 2 miles east of Belen, NM. 4 engines, T3 helo assigned.
2/19 0922 NWS Midland/Odessa for 2/19: Red Flag Warning… southeast NM plains, Guadalupe and Davis Mtns, Upper Trans Pecos, Van Horn / HWY 54 corridor.
2/19 0921 NWS El Paso for 2/19: Red Flag Warning… SW deserts / lowlands, Rio Grande Valley, Capitan and Sacramento Mtns, El Paso area, and Hudspeth
2/19 0920 NWS Albuquerque for 2/19: Red Flag Warning… NW and West plateau and Highlands, middle Rio Grande Valley, NE Highlands, central mountains.
2/14 1110 NWS Albuquerque for 2/14: Critical fire weather conditions possible this afternoon ... NW and West-Central highlands. low RH, strong winds.
02/13 0850 NWS issued critical fire weather conditions for 2/13 for east-central plains and southeast NM, Guadalupe and Davis Mtns, and Marfa Plateau.
01/30 1100 NWS - Red Flag Warning (1/30) for NM: eastern plains, lower / middle Rio Grande Valley, southwest Bootheel… TX: Guadalupe Mtns. & SW Texas.
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