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NEW MEXICO Wildfire Interactive Map  

Please visit the interactive map provided by the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Institute. 
Click here to view the map and receive real time updates.

Active Wildfire Information

Wildfire Preparedness

  • New Mexico Wildfire Information: List of helpful links to information for active fires, protection, prevention, and rehabilitation.
  • Firewise: Information on preparedness, defensible space around homes and communities, and online courses.
  • New Mexico Ready, Set, Go Wildfire Tips and Planning: Tips on how to create a defensible space and harden your home, prepare for emergencies, and what do in case of an emergency. 
  • American Red Cross Wildfire Preparedness: Tips on preparing for, responding to, and recovering after a fire for your home. 
  • After Wildfire: Guide and resource to help families and communities recover after a wildfire. The guide includes helpful tips on immediate safety, how to mobilze your community, who can help, post-fire treatments for land, and other additional resources. 

Wildfire Prevention

  • Prevention How-Tos: Information on how to prevent wildfires from campfires, debris burning, and equipment use. 
  • Practice Wildfire Safety: Prevention recommendations before, during, and after a fire. 
  • Know the Risk: Learn about fire restrictions and closures in all 33 New Mexico Counties or call 1-877-864-6985

Information On Help Available

President Joe Biden approved a Major Disaster Declaration for New Mexico in the wake of several wildfires and the flooding that followed in 2022. The Major Disaster Declaration will open up access to Public Assistance and Individual Assistance funds from FEMA. Public Assistance supports the restoration and reconstruction of public infrastructure and lands. Individual Assistance supports families from losses suffered due to the fires. To apply for these resources, contact FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362 or apply online at 

If you were impacted by the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire in 2022, I encourage you to please call the HPCC Claims Office Helpline at 505-995-7133, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or to visit any of the three HPCC Claims Offices that are now open in Mora, Las Vegas, and Santa Fe

For Businesses

Additional Resources And Contacts

Additional Safety Tips

  • Be aware of fire restrictions around where you live or where you’re visiting;
  • Do not use fireworks on our public lands or in forested areas;
  • Use caution and common sense before lighting any fire;
  • Understand that any fire you create could become a wildfire;
  • Never, ever leave any fire unattended;
  • Properly extinguish and discard smoking materials;
  • Be aware of your surroundings and careful when operating equipment including off road vehicles during periods of dry or hot weather;
  • Speak up and step in when you see someone in danger of starting a wildfire;
  • Pay attention to local emergency alerts for evacuations and other safety information;
  • and Be prepared for any emergency by putting together a disaster kit and family evacuation plan.

Common ways you could unintentionally start a wildfire

  • Unattended debris burning; 
  • Equipment fires such as from lawnmowers, ATVs, power equipment; 
  • Smoking; 
  • Unattended campfires; 
  • Children playing with matches or lighters; and
  • Fireworks.  

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