NEW FIRE START: Oak Flat Fire-Sandia Ranger District, Cibola National Forest

Albuquerque, NM – April 7, 2021

Location:  Oak Flat area of the Sandia Ranger District, off Forest Service Road 602 on the Cibola National Forest.

Start Date: April 7, 2021         Approx. Start Time: 1500       Size: .4 acres      

Cause:  Under investigation

Vegetation: Pinyon, Juniper and Ponderosa Pine

Resources on Scene: 2 Forest Service engines, 2 Bernalillo County engines and misc. overhead.

Smoke: Likely to be visible within a 10-15-miles radius of the Oak Flat Fire.

Smoke from fire rises up and away during the daytime, but in the evenings, smoke can pool back down in canyons, drainages, and basins. For information on air quality and protecting your health, and to find guidance on distances and visibility, please visit Fire information can be found at

Sandia Ranger District: 505-281-3304

Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands Supervisor’s Office: 505-346-3900

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