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BLM to conduct three prescribed burns in Catron County

SOCORRO, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management is planning to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County from Nov. 15, 2017 – April 1, 2018, weather permitting.
Objectives for burning the piles, created as part of previous thinning projects, include reducing wildfire risk, improving ecosystem health, enhancing wildlife habitat and helping to protect local communities from wildfire.
Active ignition will take 1-5 days, with some smoke visible in the burn areas for up to a week after ignition operations are completed.  Firefighters will monitor the burns until there is no visible smoke.  Motorists should be aware that smoke from this burn could create brief periods of reduced visibility on Highways 60 and 12.  In addition, firefighters will be working adjacent to Highway 60, so motorists are urged to use caution when driving through the areas.  To alert motorists on burn days, prescribed fire signs will be posted on Highway 60, Highway 12 and county roads near the burn locations.
Follow implementation of these projects on NMFireInfo.com, on Twitter @nmfireinfo, or on at Facebook.com/nmfireinfo.  Questions about these projects should be directed to the Socorro Field Office at (575) 835-0412.