Lincoln National Forest, Lewis Prescribed Burn

The Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District will continue with ignition today on the Lewis Prescribed fire as previously planned. The prescribed burn is located near the towns of Weed and Sacramento, NM approximately 1 mile southwest of Blue Water Ranch and north/northeast of Mike Jones Ranch.

Smoke may impact various roads in the area and may be visible from the communities of Weed, Mayhill and Sacramento, NM. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through the area over the next couple of days.

Prescribed fire is always managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority and is one of the most effective tools available to resource managers. Prescribed fires mimic natural fires by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity. They are designed to meet specific objectives, including providing community protection and promoting forest health.

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