SFNF fire officials continue to burn piles on Jemez Ranger DistrictNM Fire Info

Santa Fe National Forest Fire Managers (SFNF) today interface between the wilderness and urban areas of San Diego (WUI) on the Jemez Ranger District. Fire managers are taking advantage of favorable conditions after recent winter storms to reduce hazardous fuels near the San Diego Wilderness-Urban Interface (WUI) through Jemez Springs. Each prescribed burn is designed to meet specific objectives and will be managed with firefighters and public safety as a top priority. More information is available at https://go.usa.gov/xs2TD.

The SFNF manages prescribed burns in accordance with New Mexico state regulations for air quality and flue gas management. Smoke will likely be visible from US Route 550, Canon, Jemez Pueblo, Jemez Springs, Sierra Los Pinos, La Cueva, and San Diego Canyon.

People sensitive to smoke and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health is available online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Monitoring website (EPHT). Information on the Forest Stewards Guild HEPA Filter Loan Program is available here.

Fire updates will be posted on the SFNF website, New Mexico Fire Information Website and on the Santa Fe National Forest Facebook Page and Twitter @SantafeNF.

For more information, contact the Jemez Ranger District at 575-829-3535.

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