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Hondo Area Prescribed Burn

March 11th, 2013 at 11:01 am by under Latest Posts, Wildfires

A prescribed burn is planned for Monday afternoon in the Hondo area on Highway 14, on the west side of the road.

The burn is set to be around 20 acres.

Residents in the area may see smoke from the area.


Carson Nat’l Forest Prescribed Pile Burn Plans

March 8th, 2013 at 12:53 pm by under Latest Posts

From the Carson National Forest:

The implementation of prescribed pile burn plans for the Canjilon Ranger District is set to begin mid-March and continue through late April as weather conditions, smoke impacts, resource availability and other parameters are met.

The State Road 115 Corridor project consists of 160 acres located approximately 2 miles west of the community of Canjilon and 1 mile east of US Highway 84 in the La Mesita area.

The Canjilon WUI project consists of 10 acres located approximately 1.5 miles south of the community of Canjilon and .5 miles southwest of the community of Placita Garcia in the Lower Mesita/Las Joyas area.

These piles are the result of hazardous fuels thinning treatments in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas surrounding these communities and are being conducted to help reduce the threat of stand replacing wildfire. These treatments will also help establish a fire adaptive ecosystem that improves forest health and variability and will help promote the establish of native grasses and forbs.

Smoke will be visible from Canjilon, Cebolla, Placita Garcia and the State Road 115 corridor.

For people with respiratory ailments, sensitivities to smoke, or otherwise concerned about air quality impacts, please visit the New Mexico Environment Department’s website.

Prescribed burn planned in Manzano Mountains

February 13th, 2013 at 9:04 am by under Wildfires

If you noticed smoke coming from the Manzano Mountains Wednesday, not to worry.

Officials are conducting a prescribed burn in the area Wednesday.

For more information, residents can call the Sandia Ranger District at 281-3304.

Forest igniting 50 slash piles

February 12th, 2013 at 2:50 pm by under Wildfires

Earlier today the Santa Fe National Forest began burning 50 piles of slash as part of an ongoing project in the Jemez Mountains.

The prescribed fires in the Cuba Ranger District are northwest of Fenton Lake and Seven Springs and about 10 miles southeast of Cuba.

Smoke is expected to be visible from Rio Rancho and Albuquerque as well as Gilman, Cuba, Jemez Pueblo and Jemez Springs.

Smoke tends to settle in low-lying areas and drainages in the evening and lifts by midmorning as its heated by the sun.

The project began in January and is intended to reduce potential wildfire fuels and to improve forest habitat.


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Forest Service planning burn near Manzano

February 6th, 2013 at 2:38 pm by under Latest Posts

The Cibola National Forest is planning prescribed burning on about 250 acres in the Manzano Mountains near the community of Manzano.

Currently staff in the Mountainair Ranger District is tracking fuel moisture and weather conditions and forecasts before starting the project.

If conditions remain favorable, the burn could begin as early as next week, the district said in a statement released today.

The goal of the burn is to both reduce wildfire fuels and improve forest habitat.

Roads in the burn area will remain closed, and signs warning about fire traffic and smoke will be posted on State Routes 55 and 131.

Questions about the burn or other district operations can be directed to the Mountainair Ranger District at (505) 847-2990.


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