ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - State and federal officials Friday announced the closure of the Santa Fe National Forest and three state parks until the danger from wildfires lessens.
The forest closure begins at 8 a.m. Monday as does the closure of Hyde Memorial State Park above Santa Fe.
Fenton Lake State Park in the Jemez Mountains and Morphy Lake State Park near Las Vegas were closed earlier this month due to active fires nearby, and those closures will now last until the forest closure ends.
Still open are the Valley Grande staging area and gift shop in the Jemez and the lodge at Hyde Park for scheduled activities and existing reservations.
Most parks, forests and other public lands in the state are under fire restrictions with some areas including the Sandia and Manzano mountains the much of the Rio Grande bosque closed to public access.
Officials say the Bernalillo County Treasurer Office is closed Friday after a suspicious substance was found in the office.
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