The Santa Fe National Forest Fire Management started prescribed burns, if conditions are favorable, in San Juan northeast of Jemez Springs.
The plan is to burn 7,300 acres of San Juan area and 2,500 acres are expected to be treated each day. Burning will not exceed a five day period. The burn is to reduce the hazardous fuels (woody material), provide community protection and restore forest health.
Fire managers consider many factors before starting a burn including the fuel moisture levels, wind conditions, temperatures, relative humidity levels, resources availability and air quality conditions. These factors will determine whether to ignite the area or not.
Smoke can be visible from the following locations: