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Borrego Mesa in Santa Fe National Forest conducts prescribed burn

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The Santa Fe National Forest is conducting a prescribed fire today in the Borrego Mesa area, approximately 2 miles east of Cordova, NM, and 3 miles south of Truchas, NM.  Smoke may be visible from Santa Fe, Tesuque, Truchas, Cordova, Penasco and El Rito.  Firefighters may continue this burn over the next few weeks as conditions allow.  Smoke may continue to be visible through the coming weeks.  The goal is to incrementally treat 260 acres of hazardous fuels to improve forest health.  

Fall provides good prescribed burning conditions—warm days, cool nights and good ventilation for smoke.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to use this time to conduct several prescribed fires across the forest to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and reduce overcrowding of vegetation.  They will look for suitable conditions beginning now through possibly December to conduct prescribed burning activities.

Prior to actual ignition, fire managers will be considering many factors including:  fuel moisture levels, current and projected weather forecasts, fire personnel resources available, and air quality.  All these factors need to be in alignment in order to carry out a successful prescribed burn treatment.


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