GNF: Pile Burning planned for Glenwood Ranger District

Glenwood, NM, January 14, 2021, For Immediate Release – The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District plans pile burns from January 19-22, weather and fire conditions permitting. 

The pile burns are scheduled to begin the week of January 19, as conditions are conducive to burning.  The objectives of these burns are to reduce wildfire threat by removing piled fuels/slash created from past and ongoing thinning and timber sale projects. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness. 

The burns will be conducted at the following locations:

  • Cedar Breaks, US Hwy 180, County Road 36, approximately seven (7) miles north of Glenwood, NM

Smoke may be visible along US Hwy 180 and may linger at night and in the early morning but will normally decrease significantly as daytime weather prevails. Smoke will be monitored to ensure that the New Mexico Environment Department’s Air Quality Bureau regulations are being met.  Smoke-sensitive individuals and those with respiratory or heart disease should take precautionary measures.  Air quality information and health protection measures are posted online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website:

Further information may be obtained by contacting Glenwood Ranger District at 575-539-2481.

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