BLM to Conduct Prescribed Fire in Sandoval County

Between July 31 – Aug. 14, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on 40 acres of BLM-managed lands located approximately 13 miles south of Cuba, New Mexico, weather permitting.  The burn is expected to take one day, and will be conducted on the east side of Highway 550, with smoke visible from the highway and surrounding areas.

For the safety of fire crews and the public, prescribed fire signs will be posted on the highway during the operation.  Motorists should travel carefully through the area when signs are present due to the potential for smoke on the highway or fire vehicles entering traffic or located on the roadside.

The purpose of this project is to maintain the open grassy meadow by reducing encroaching vegetation that includes shrubs, cactus and invasive weeds.

For information about this, and other prescribed burn operations, as well as wildland fire updates please visit  For additional information about this project, please contact Pete Rivera at 505-761-8943.

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