Media Advisory: SFNF Fire Managers Continue Pile Burns on Jemez Ranger District

Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) fire managers are proceeding with the San Diego wildland-urban interface (WUI) prescribed pile burn on the Jemez Ranger District today.Fire managers are taking advantage of favorable conditions after the recent winter storms to reduce hazardous fuels near the San Diego wildland-urban interface (WUI) by Jemez Springs. Each prescribed burn is designed to meet specific objectives and will be managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority. More information is available at https://go.usa.gov/xs2TD.

The SFNF manages prescribed fires in compliance with New Mexico state regulations on air quality and smoke management. Smoke will likely be visible from US Route 550, Canon, Jemez Pueblo, Jemez Springs, Sierra Los Pinos, La Cueva and San Diego Canyon.

Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website. Information on the Forest Stewards Guild’s HEPA Filter Loan Program is available here.

Fire updates will be posted on the SFNF websiteNew Mexico Fire Information website and on the Santa Fe National Forest Facebook page and Twitter @SantafeNF.

For more information, contact the Jemez Ranger District at 575-829-3535.

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