Advisory: SFNF Española District Postpones Pacheco Canyon Prescribed Burn Today

SANTA FE, NM – April 3, 2021 – After assessing conditions today, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) decided to postpone the previously announced Pacheco Canyon prescribed burn on the Española Ranger District for at least a day. Ignitions, which are expected to take one day, could begin as early as tomorrow.

Fire managers will look at several factors, including snowpack on the north-facing slopes, fuel moisture levels, air quality, ventilation, wind direction and weather forecasts, before making the decision to proceed with the burn. 

The Pacheco Canyon prescribed burn unit is approximately 6 miles east of Tesuque Pueblo and 3 miles west of Ski Santa Fe. For additional information about the 550-acre Pacheco Canyon burn and its objectives, see the March 31 press release at https://go.usa.gov/xH3f9. Every prescribed burn is managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.

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

For more information on the Pacheco Canyon pile burn, contact the Española Ranger District at 505-753-7331.

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