Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire, Black Range Ranger District

All resources are on scene. The 10,000 acre prescribed fire has had successful primary ignitions. Smoke from the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire may be seen during the day as personnel start in the mid-morning hours. As the day progresses smoke production should increase in the local area of NM Highway 59 and Indian Peaks. High level winds will transport the smoke to the northeast and San Mateo Mountains. As evening approaches smoke will be drawn into the Rio Grande Valley and may settle near Elephant Butte and Truth or Consequences. Communities within the Rio Grande Valley may not notice much smoke production from the prescribed burn during the day, however, any smoke that settles overnight within the valley should lift out of the area as sunrise heats up the early morning air mass.

5.28.19_ Indian Peaks Rx_ Smoke Management Outlook

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