NM State Forester Strengthens Statewide Fire Restrictions Due to Extreme Fire Danger – May 19, 2022

Today Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department Cabinet Secretary Sarah Cottrell Propst and State Forester Laura McCarthy signed a new Fire Restrictions Order (2022-02) prohibiting smoking, fireworks use, campfires, open fires, open burning, and operation of certain equipment (i.e. chainsaws, cutting torches, welders, grinders, and other similar equipment). Order 2022-02 applies to all non-municipal, non-federal, and non-tribal lands in New Mexico. The attached order 2022-02 outlines the rules and exceptions. This order supersedes any previous orders.

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