MT TAYLOR RANGER DISTRICT – GRANTS, NM – Smoke impacts from Redondo Prescribed Fire expected through tonight

Albuquerque, NM, April 10, 2018 – Smoke impacts from the Redondo Prescribed Fire have been reported in the Prewitt and Baca communities and also along Interstate 40 in the Zuni Mountains between Grants and Gallup.

Fire managers ignited 1,300 acres on the Redondo Prescribed Fire yesterday to reduce forest fuels, increase habitat diversity, and reduce the risk of uncharacteristic high severity wild fires. Another 1,300 acres will likely be ignited today and additional smoke impacts are expected tonight and into tomorrow morning.

Please use extreme caution while driving in this area as visibility can be under one mile in some locations.
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Donna Nemeth
Public Affairs Officer
Forest Service
Cibola National Forest
p: 505-346-3894
c: 360-951-8486
dnemeth@fs.fed.us

2113 Osuna Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
http://www.fs.fed.us

Caring for the land and serving people

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