After a successful test burn this morning, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are proceeding with the French Mesa prescribed burn.
The French Mesa treatment area totals 5,041 acres located approximately 10 miles north of the community of Gallina and may take three to four days to complete.
Smoke from the prescribed burn will be monitored to ensure that the New Mexico Environment Department’s Air Quality Bureau regulations are being met. Smoke may be visible from Coyote, Gallina, Youngsville, Regina, Llaves, Lindrith, Ghost Ranch, the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, Abiquiu and Canjilon.
Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website at https://nmtracking.org/fire.
For additional information, contact the Coyote Ranger District at 575.638.5526.