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NM State Forestry Division provides June 24 update on South Fork, Salt fires

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RUIDOSO, N.M. — As of June 24, the South Fork Fire has burned over 17,500 acres, and the Salt Fire has burned almost 8,000.

According to a press release published by the New Mexico Forestry Division, 37% of the South Fork fire has been contained, while 7% of the Salt fire has been contained.

All evacuations have been...

NM State Forestry Division provides June 23 update on South Fork, Salt fires

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RUIDOSO, N.M. — As of June 23, the South Fork Fire has burned over 17,000 acres, and the Salt Fire has burned almost 8,000.

According to a press release published by the New Mexico Forestry Division, 31% of the South Fork fire has been contained, while 7% of the Salt fire has been contained.

Both fires started on June 17, and it is believed that both were started when mixed conifer, grass, and pine/juniper went up in flame.

Unsanctioned drone use puts responders and the public at risk because of the potential for accidents and disruption of suppression operations. A Temporary Flight Restriction is still in place over the South Fork and Salt fire area. The TFR prohibits any and all...

NM State Forestry Division provides June 22 update on South Fork, Salt fires

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RUIDOSO, N.M. — As of June 22, the South Fork Fire has burned over 16,000 acres, and the Salt Fire has burned almost 8,000.

According to a press release published by the New Mexico Forestry Division, 23 crews have responded to the fire. Ninety-four engines are being used to combat the fire, and over 1,100 firefighters are on the scene.

Both fires started on June 17, and it is believed that both were started when mixed conifer, grass, and pine/juniper went up in flame.

While rains assisted with moderating fire activity, this incident is not over. Hazards exist across the South Fork and Salt fires. Downed powerlines, damaged water, sewer, and gas lines, localized flooding, fire...

NM State Forestry Divison provides update on South Fork, Salt fires

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RUIDOSO, N.M. — As of June 21, the South Fork Fire has burned over 16,00 acres, and the Salt Fire has burned almost 8,000.

According to a press release published by the New Mexico Forestry Division, 22 crews have responded to the fire. Eighty-seven engines are being used to combat the fire, and over 1,000 firefighters are on the scene.

Both fires started on June 17, and it is believed that both were started when mixed conifer, grass, and pine/juniper went up in flame.

Utility services – including electricity, water, internet and phones – remain shutdown across the South Fork and Salt fires. Power and service outages will continue to impact communications, making it difficult...

ONNSFA reopens at Navajo Education Center

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The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance’s Fort Defiance Agency and Central Administration offices have re-opened at the Navajo Education Center after a temporary move to the Navajo Nation library.

Students may reach the Fort Defiance Agency office at (928) 871-7445 while the main phone and fax lines are transitioned back to the Navajo Education Center. Students  seeking information regarding their application status may check their student accounts  online 24/7 at www.onnsfa.org. Students may also upload required documents in .pdf  format to their student accounts or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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