Cibola National Forest and Grasslands relax fire restrictions on some districts
Cibola National Forest and Grasslands Supervisor Nancy Rose announced changes to fire restrictions to three districts.
“We’ve received additional precipitation that is more widespread, and have had higher humidity levels at these districts, which should limit the spread of any human or natural-caused wildfires,” Rose said.
The latest fire restrictions by district are:
• Magdalena Ranger District — Stage I fire restrictions which allows campfires in developed campsites and at picnic grounds where grills and stoves are provided. For more information, call Cindy Wolfe at 575-854-2281.
• Sandia Ranger District — Stage II fire restrictions. Stage II fire restrictions includes: building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, wood or stove fire; using explosives; operating chain saws, welding or torches; smoking except within an enclosed vehicle; operating or using an internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device that is properly installed, maintained and in effective working order and driving motorized vehicles off Forest Service roads. All motorized (vehicle) trails remain closed to motorized vehicles. For more information, call Karen Takai at 505-281-3304.
• Mt. Taylor Ranger District will remove all fire restrictions at 8 a.m. on July 30. For more information, call 505-287-8833.
• Mountainair Ranger District — Stage II Fire Restrictions. For more information, call 505-847-2990.
• Black Kettle & McClellan Creek National Grasslands (including Lake Marvin and Lake McClellan), — Stage II fire restrictions. For more information, call 580-497-2143.
• Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands — Stage II fire restrictions. For more information, call 575-374-9652.
For more information about current fire restrictions go to Cibola National Forest and Grasslands: http://www.fs.usda.gov/cibola