Fire managers are burning 35 acres of slash piles today in the Santa Fe watershed, approximately three miles east/northeast of Santa Fe.
Ignition started at 9:30 this morning and operations are going well. Eighteen firefighters are on site to assist with the burn and to monitor smoke. The purpose of this prescribed fire is to reduce forest fuels, enhance watershed protection and promote forest health.
Smoke will be visible from Santa Fe, Tesuque, Highway I-25, as well as U.S. 84/285. Smoke impacts may occur in the upper Canyon Road area this evening.
Call 505.438.5320 with questions or concerns.