A statewide burn ban has been issued to New Mexico’s 33 counties restricting smoking, fireworks, campfires, open burning and open fires. The ban, which became effective June 12, was issued by the New Mexico State Forestry Division.
A press release from the division notes that “due to abnormally warm temperatures, low humidity, high wind, and the abundance of dry, fine fuels, fire danger throughout much of central and western New Mexico is high.” Additionally, the ban is in response to fire activity in the Gila National Forrest and the Ruidoso area, caused by the Little Bear fire.
The following restrictions have been placed on non-municipal, non-federal, and non-tribal lands statewide:
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