Forest Service sets burns in Jemez, SandiasJanuary 23rd, 2013 at 2:01 pm by Bill Diven under Community Affairs, Wildfires
The U.S. Forest Service is about to ignite a 60-acre prescribed burn in the Jemez Mountains and is continuing a burn in the Sandia Mountains.
The Sandia Ranger District is overseeing the next phase of the Talking Talons burn near Tijeras, a spokesperson said today.
Smoke is visible from a number of East Mountains and Estancia Valley locations, the spokesperson added.
The Chaparral burn in the Cuba Ranger District is scheduled to begin Wednesday northwest of Fenton Lake and Seven Springs.
The location is about 10 miles southeast of Cuba and nine miles northwest of Jemez Springs.
Residents of Gilman, Jemez Pueblo, Jemez Springs, Cuba, Rio Rancho and Albuquerque are among those likely to see smoke.
Both burns are intended to reduce potential wildfire fuels and restore forest health, according to the Forest Service.
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