Alamogordo – The Lincoln National Forest Sacramento Ranger District will conduct the Salado Prescribed Burn during the week of October 19, 2009. The burn location is approximately three miles north of High Rolls, NM. Residents of the High Rolls, Mountain Park, Fresnal Canyon, and La Luz Canyon areas may see and smell smoke for the duration of the burn. During the implementation of the burn, smoke is expected to be highly visible from NM Highway 70, La Luz and Tularosa.
When the burning begins, signs will be posted along roadways affected by the smoke and motorists are urged to use caution. Forest personnel will be posting current information regarding the progress of the burn for communities and residents in the area. As always, firefighter and public safety are a top priority.
For more information, please contact the Sacramento Ranger District Office at (575) 682-2551, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The address is: Sacramento Ranger District Office, 4 Lost Lodge Road, Cloudcroft, NM 88310