SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Fire managers will resume the prescribed burn in the Gallinas Watershed on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District next week.
They hope to resume the burn on October 24 depending on the fuel moisture levels, air quality, weather forecasts and available resources.
The Gallinas Cayon prescribed burn was designed to protect the Gallinas Watershed, which is the primary water source for the city of Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Smoke from the prescribed burn may be seen from the communities of Gallinas, El Povenir, San Pablo, Mineral Hill, San Geronimo and Gascon.
Smoke may also impact New Mexico Highway 65, which is the main access to the Gallinas corridor and the area around Hermit’s Peak.