Prescribed burn planned for Alamo Peak in Lincoln National Forest

New Mexico
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The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest will be burning hand and slash piles.

The burning will begin May 9, 2019 as conditions and weather permit. The piles are located off Alamo Peak Road within timber sale areas. 

According to Lincoln National Forest officials, the purpose of the project is to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning and fuelwood removal activities. Reducing hazardous fuels will help reduce the threat of wildfires near the communities of Cloudcroft, Weed, Sacramento, Mayhill, 16 Springs, and Timberon. 

The prescribed burn will be around 350 acres and smoke may be visible for multiple days from the communities of Cloudcroft, Timberon and High Rolls. Roadways in the area, specifically on Sunspot Highway, may also see smoke. 

 Smoke-sensitive people and individuals with or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. 

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