Gila National Forest: Quemado RD planning prescribed burn in Armijo Springs

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Quemado, NM, October 17, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest plans to begin prescribed burning operations starting the week of October 22.  Based on weather conditions prescribed burning could continue thru the end of October.

The area targeted for pile burning is in the area known as Armijo Springs. The area consists of piled activity slash generated from mechanical treatments.  Approximately 110 piles covering over 900 acres will be burned.

Recent moisture has resulted in ideal conditions for pile burning.  The grass surrounding the piles has greened up which limits fire spread away from the piles. No road or area closures are in place.  If you are in the area you may see and smell smoke. Information on air quality and protecting your health using the 5-3-1 visibility method can be found at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website https://nmtracking.org/fire or by calling 1-888-878-8992. Fire information can be found at nmfireinfo.com.

If you have any questions in reference to the prescribed burning activities contact Emily Irwin, District Ranger, at 575-773-4578.  For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila or join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GilaNForest/ or follow us on Twitter @GilaNForest.

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