With no fires to report in the past week, the Mountainair Ranger District remains in “High” fire conditions and the Sandia Ranger District remains in “Moderate” fire conditions.
According to Mountainair Forest Ranger Ernest Taylor, “Right now the Energy Release Component of our fuels are sitting at just about average for this time of year. We’ve had a few abandoned camp fires and would like to remind people they need to make sure their fires are out when they leave the forest.”
He said there is a potential window for a prescribed burn in the “Thunderbird unit” on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, if the conditions permit.
“No fires to report this week. Everyone seems to be more aware and are taking more precautions,” said Torrance County Fire Chief Don Dirks.
Brad Tausan, spokesperson for the Forest Service, said there was no fire activity to report for the Sandia Ranger District.