Fall provides good prescribed burning conditions—warm days, cool nights and good ventilation for smoke.
Fire managers on the Española Ranger District plan to use this time to treat 260 acres of hazardous fuels in the Borrego Mesa area, approximately two miles east of Cordova and three miles south of Truchas. They will look for suitable conditions beginning Sept. 8-Oct. 4 to conduct prescribed burning activities.
Prior to actual ignition, fire managers will be considering many factors including: fuel moisture levels, weather forecasts current and projected, 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.
The Santa Fe National Forest is committed to protecting sensitive areas from smoke to the greatest extent possible. All prescribed burning is coordinated with NM Air Quality Bureau.
At the time of the burn, smoke may be visible from Santa Fe, Tesuque, Truchas, Cordova, Peñasco, and El Rito.
For more information, call the Española Ranger District at 505-753-7331.