Prescribed Fire on Smokey Bear Ranger District Today, Sept. 25

Firefighters will be burning 8 acres of slash piles on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest today, September 25. The burn unit is located between Grindstone Lake and Lake Mescalero. Smoke may be visible from Ruidoso and Mescalero. The purpose of the prescribed burn is to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning and fuelwood removal activities to decrease the threat of high severity wildfire to nearby communities.

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