LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST – 6/26/16 6 pm – Prescribed Fire Update

PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE, June 26, 2016 6:00 pm:  Firefighters ceased ignitions early this afternoon and continued with patrolling and monitoring efforts within the project area.  They were successful in treating an additional 2 acres in the Cox Canyon prescribed fire project area.  All operations went well today. They will continue to assess weather and fuel conditions so that they can resume ignitions as conditions are favorable for doing so.  Recent moisture in the area has resulted in favorable burning conditions for pile burning. 

Sacramento Ranger District:  Cox Canyon, 100 acres:  piled slash, this unit is located along Highway 130 and is approximately 3 miles southeast of Cloudcroft.

Smoke will be visible from Cloudcroft and the surrounding area during ignitions.

During a wildfire or prescribed fire, if visibility becomes lower because of smoke, please visit the NM Department of Health’s smoke page: https://nmtracking.org/fire

PIO: Loretta Benavidez, llbenavidez@fs.fed.us  575-430-5546

Cox Canyon - Rx Pile Burning - 06/26/16

Cox Canyon – Rx Pile Burning – 06/26/16

PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE, June 26, 2016 10:45 am:  Firefighters are resuming ignitions on the Cox Canyon Prescribed Fire project today. Recent moisture in the area resulted in favorable burning conditions for pile burning.  Firefighters will ignite piles within the project area only when conditions are favorable as designated in the burn plan.

Sacramento Ranger District:  Cox Canyon, 100 acres:  piled slash, this unit is located along Highway 130 and is approximately 3 miles southeast of Cloudcroft.

Smoke will be visible from Cloudcroft and the surrounding area during ignitions.

During a wildfire or prescribed fire, if visibility becomes lower because of smoke, please visit the NM Department of Health’s smoke page: https://nmtracking.org/fire

PIO: Loretta Benavidez, llbenavidez@fs.fed.us  575-430-5546

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