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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
7/15 1605 Effective 1300 (MDT) today, National Preparedness Level to 3 (PL-3)
7/08 1225 Bear Springs (NM-SNF) 20+ ac. Loc 10 southeast of Jemez Springs, NM (35.662N, 106.555W). 2 A/T, 1 LD, 2 T1 Helos, 2 T1 crews ordered.
7/07 1600 Southwest Area is now at Preparedness Level 2.
7/05 1130 Webber (AZ-TNF) 1+ ac. Loc 6 E/NE of Pine, AZ (34.424N, 111.375W). 1 T1L Helo and 2 T1 crews (Roosevelt & Silver State) ordered.
7/03

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Effective tomorrow, July 4th, the SWA Preparedness Level will be 3 (PL-3).
7/02 1005 Effective today, National Preparedness Level is 2 (PL-2).
7/01 1820 Effective today, the SWA is at Preparedness Level 4 (PL-4).
7/01 1410 New: Alex (NM-GNF) no acre rpt. Loc 45 northwest of T or C NM (33.3972N, 107.9591W). 1 Airtanker, 1 Lead, 2 SEAT, 1 Load SMJ ordered.
6/29 1700 UPDATE: Diego Fire (NM-SNF), SWA Type 2 Team 5 Nieto on order.
6/29 1427 Update: Diego (NM-SNF) 4 additional airtankers, 2 SEATs on order.
6/29 1415 Diego Fire (NM-SNF) located 13 mi E of Cuba NM. Est 300ac. T-3 Team, A/T, Lead, T-1 and T-2 Helo, 3 Type 1 and 1 Type 2 IA Crews on order.
6/27 1405 New: Pueblano (NM-N2S) 4+ ac. Loc 8 northeast of Eagles Nest, NM (36.625N, 105.136W). 1 Airtanker, 1 Lead ordered.
6/26 1645 San Juan (AZ-FTA) 200+ ac. Type 2 IMT (Reidy, IC), T2 Helo, TFR ordered.
6/26 1410 New: San Juan (AZ-FTA) 50-100 ac. Loc 10 NE of McNary, AZ (34.137N, 109.674W). 4 Airtankers, 1 Lead, 1 SEAT, 1 T1 Helo, T1 crew ordered.
6/26 1405 New: San Juan (AZ-ASF) no ac rpt. Loc 10 NE of McNary, AZ (34.137N, 109.674W). 4 Airtankers, 1 Lead, 1 SEAT, 1 T1 Helo, T1 crew ordered.
6/23 1150 National Preparedness Level is now at 1 (PL-1).
6/18 1525 New: Star (NM-GNF) 5+ ac. 10 east of Gila Cliff Dwellings (33.251N, 107.052W). 2 Airtankers, 2 SEATs, 1 Load Smkjumpers, 1 T1 crew ordered.
6/17 1145 New: DeHose (AZ-FTA) 50-60 ac. Loc 8 east of Cibique, AZ (34.0622N, 110.3591W). 2 Airtankers, 1 Lead, 1 AA, 1 T1 crew, 1 T2IA crew assigned.
6/16 1815 New: Junipine (AZ-COF) 8 ac. Loc 6 north of Sedona, AZ (34.9508N, 111.7541W). 1 Type 1 crew ordered via SWCC.
6/14 2133 New: Asaayi Lake ( AZ-NAA) 200+ acres. Type 1 IMT (Day, IC) ordered. (35 59'47N, 108 55'13"W).
6/14 1530 New: Bowl (NM-GNF) 2.5 M. NE of Quemado Lake, NM (34,11.058 x 108,26.832) AA, 1 T3 Helo
6/14 1330 New: Jack Fire (AZ-COF) 1-2 Acres 28 SE of Winslow AZ ( 34 45.3N  111 03.7) 1 Lead, 3 Airtankers, I T1 Helo
6/13 1310 New: Madera#4 (AZ-COF) 1.5 Acre NW of Flagstaff, AZ ( 35 13.152N  111. 42.558W) 1AA, 1 T2 Helo
6/12 1820 New: John Adams (AZ-A3S) 20 ac. SE Oracle, AZ (32.603N, 110.761W). 1 AA, 1 T2 and 1 T3 Helo, 2 SEATS assigned.
6/11 1809 New: Black Butte (NM-SER) 500 Acres Near Hwy 60/ Sevilleta (34,22.17N, 106,36.612) committed local IHC crews, 5-6 Engs
6/11 1902 Rio ( AZ-TNF) 2-3 Acres Cave Creek Area, AZ ( 33.45.414N, 111.39.595W) Ordered T1 Helo, 2- T2 Air Tankers, 1-Lead
6/09 1235 National Preparedness Level is now at 2 (PL-2).
6/07 1325 New: Bart (NM-GNF) 8-10 ac. 10 miles N of Silver City, NM (32.869N, 108.2917W). 1 Lead, 1 T1 & T3 Helos, 1 SEAT, 2 T1 crews assigned.
6/05 1752 Black River Tank (AZ0FTA) Loc 25 SE of Whiterive, AZ (33.5100N, 109.7733W). Ordered T3 Incident Management Team
6/03 1545 National Preparedness Level is now at 1 (PL-1).
5/31 1538 New Mine Fire AZ-TNF est. 4 ac, running in light fuels. Lead and VLAT ordered, local engines and crews on scene. Lat/Long 33 42' x 111 29.5'
5/29 1630 Black River Tank (AZ-FTA) 1,200 ac. Loc 25 SE of Whiteriver, AZ (33.5100N, 109.7733W). 2 A/T, 1 LEAD ordered via SWCC. 2 SEATS local.
5/27 1615 UPD: Mesquite (AZ-TNF) 25 ac. 1 Lead ordered.
5/27 1650 New: Mesquite (AZ-TNF) 15 ac. Loc 25 NE of Scottsdale, AZ (33.7236N, 111.5111W). 1 VLAT, 1 AA, 1 Helo, 1 T1 Crew, 4 eng. assigned.
5/21 1540 New: Woods Canyon (AZ-ASF) 2.5 ac. Loc 21 west of Heber-Overgaard, AZ (34 20.106N, 110 56.424W). 1 Type 3 Helo filled via SWCC.
5/21 1535 New: Research (AZ-A3S) 150 ac. Located 2 south of Elgin, AZ (31.6319N, 110.5069W). 1 Lead, 1 Air Tactical, 2 SEATS assigned.
5/20 2150 Update: Slide (AZ-COF). 15 additional Type 1 crews ordered via SWCC.
5/20 2145 Update: Slide (AZ-COF) est. 500 ac. Type 1 IMT (Sciacca, IC), 6 ENG, 5 WT, 3 DOZ ordered via SWCC. IMT in-brief at 1500, 5/21.
5/20 1920 Update: Slide (AZ-COF) 20+ ac. TFR, 1 additional Type 1 crew ordered via SWCC. S/SW winds 5-15, G35... heavy smoke in canyon along HWY 89A.
5/20 1745 New: Slide (AZ-COF) no ac rpt. Loc 6 N of Sedona, AZ (34.9522N, 111.7561W). 3 Type 1 Helicopters, 4 Type 1 crews ordered.
5/13 1445 Effective today, the National Preparedness Level is at 2 (PL-2)
5/12 1730 The SWA will bump up to Preparedness Level 3 (PL-3) effective 0600, Tuesday morning, 5/13.
5/11 2004 Update Signal Fire NM-GNF, Nieto Type 2 Incident Management Team on order.
5/11 1717 Update Signal Fire estimated 1200+ acres
5/11 1648 New Signal Fire NM-GNF wind driven, local resources committed, airtankers, T1 helicopters, 6 T1 crews ordered.  Lat/Long N32 56'03" x W108 11'42"
5/03 1856 New: Reddington (AZ CNF), 120 Acres ( 32 15 59 x110 38 44) 1 ATGS, 3 Airtankers, 1 T3 Helo, L-33 , 2 IHC, 3 T2 Crews
5/03 1627 New: Squaretop (AZ A3S), 40 Acres ( 31.815x109.604) 1 ATGS, 2 SEATS, 1 T3 Helo, 1 T2 Helo , 1 IHC , 2 T2 CREWS
5/03 1538 New: Cameron AZ ASF, located SE of Luna Lake AZ (33 47.2, 109 04.1) 1 lead,3 airtankers, 1 T1 Helo, 1 T2 Helo , 1 IHC no size yet
4/27 1724 New Camp Bartley Fire TX-TXS lat/long: N32 19.14' x W99 51.18' brush and grass fuels, extreme fire behavior, Tanker 07 responding.
4/26 1553 New Aerostat Fire AZ-CNF, estimated 2 acres, running spotting extreme fire behavior in tall grass. Local resources responding, B-6 on order.
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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