NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Fire restrictions have been put in place in multiple New Mexico districts due to recent high fire danger. Starting Friday, Cibola, Santa Fe and Carson National Forests will be implementing Stage 1 restrictions. That means fire, fireworks, and smoking are all prohibited. Violators could face fines of up to $10,000. The order will remain in effect until Dec. 31.
- Gila National Forest warns of continued fire danger, campfire safety
- Fire danger increases as New Mexico faces hot, dry weather
- Gila National Forest raises fire danger risk to ‘high’
- Stick structures, painted rocks don’t belong in the forest