New Mexicans Have Tough Choices

Today, the Gila National Forest lifted fire restrictions. While the fire danger on the forest has decreased from “extreme” to “moderate”, the potential for large wildfires remains.

The public is urged to remain vigilant when they visit the forest. Remember to use any fire source in a cautious manner. Never leave a campfire unattended. When you do leave your campfire, make sure to drown it with water, stir, and feel for any remaining heat.

Regardless of the change in restrictions and danger level, the potential for a large wildfire remains, and so forest staff urges the public to remain vigilant and use any fire source in a safe and non-destructive manner.

Remember – fireworks are never permitted on federal land.

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