Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update – Fire operations resume January 5th

Prescribed Fire Update:  01/05/16 – 11:00 am – Prescribed fire operations beginning on the Perk project:

Smokey Bear Ranger District – Prescribed Fire operations planned for week of Jan 4th – 7th

Perk Hand Piles, located about 3 miles north of Ruidoso north of Perk Canyon, south of Cedar Creek, west of Mechem Drive and east of the Mescalero Reservation Boundary.  If conditions remain favorable, firefighters may treat up to 100 acres each day (this week). The size of this project is 601 acres.

To view a vicinity map, please click on this link:  Perk Hand Piles – 601 Acres

**Note:  Prescribed fire operations that were tentatively scheduled on the Sacramento Ranger District (Cloudcroft area) have been postponed due to on-site weather conditions (snow pack).

For more information, please contact Loretta Benavidez, 575-434-7290,




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