Warmer, drier conditions increases Lincoln National Forest fire danger

March 29th, 2013 at 8:51 am by under Latest Posts, Wildfires

A combination of low moisture, persistent drought, winds and warm weather in southeastern New Mexico has prompted Lincoln National Forest fire officials to elevate the Guadalupe Ranger District’s fire danger rating to HIGH, while the fire danger in higher elevations on the Smokey Bear and Sacramento Ranger Districts is described as MODERATE.

If you plan to be out and about this Easter weekend, please follow some simple safety tips:

  • Make sure campfires are dead out!
  • Spark arrestors are required on chainsaws and off-road vehicles.
  • Don’t park vehicles on dry grass.
  • If you smoke, do so in areas that clear of vegetation and don’t toss cigarettes out.
  • Don’t burn on windy days!
  • Remember, it’s illegal to possess or use fireworks on public lands.

For information about the Lincoln National Forest, call 575-434-7200, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit www.fs.usda.gov/lincoln<http://www.fs.usda.gov/lincoln or follow us on Twitter.

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