State forester announces fire restrictions in 21 counties
Alamogordo Daily News
Daily News Report
Posted: 06/07/2012 11:06:23 PM MDT
SANTA FE Due to high fire danger across parts of the state, New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Secretary John Bemis and State Forester Tony Delfin announced today restrictions on fireworks, smoking, campfires and open fires for all or portions of 21 counties. The restrictions will go into effect at 8 a.m. today.
“Very high fire danger exists across much of western and parts of central New Mexico,” Delfin said. “I’m urging all residents in the areas affected to follow the restriction guidelines to protect lives and property in their communities.”
The restrictions will be imposed on all non-municipal, non-federal and non-tribal lands in Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, Do a Ana, Grant, Hidalgo, Los Alamos, Luna, McKinley, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, San Juan, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance and Valencia counties.