Next week the Sandia Ranger District will be potentially conducting prescribed burns in the Sulphur Picnic Ground area (up the Crest Highway a couple miles). Present planning will have these take place October 12th, 13th and 14th. Maps of the burn area and more complete information about this effort can be obtained by visiting their Face Book page, linked here: https://www.facebook.com/cibolanf/.
All prescribed burns MUST follow VERY strict guidelines. There are a multitude of parameters that must be met before any fire is put on the ground or slash piles are ignited. These guidelines include smoke impacts from the burns. Please be advised that the crews from Sandia Ranger District take these guidelines very seriously, and they will not conduct these burns if any of the conditions in the area fall outside burn parameters. If you have any questions about next week, please contact the Sandia Ranger District office at 281-3304 and ask for the FMO or AFMO.
As always, EMIFPA advises all residents to be aware, be prepared, and be self reliant. Fire conditions in our area are presently "moderate". As always, Report It, Don't Ignore It! If you see or smell smoke, call 911 immediately.
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