Burnout operations continue to generate smoke

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This from the U.S. Forest Service:

Today, winds are expected to be from the southeast. This means communities to the north and northwest of the burnout will likely see heavy smoke today. This includes Ponderosa, Jemez Springs, Vallecitos de los Indios, Sierra de los Pinos, and La Cueva.

The presence of smoke is a normal result of burnout operations and does not mean that the fire has escaped or that communities are in danger.

Anyone with potential health issues related to smoke may call the New Mexico Nurse Advice Line at 1-877-725-2552.

The burnouts conducted last night and the night before are a phased operation designed to allow firefighters to contain the southern portion of the Las Conchas Fire.