BLM to lift fire restrictions Monday

The Bureau of Land Management Farmington District Office will rescind fire restrictions Monday (July 23) at 12:01 a.m. on BLM-managed lands within the following counties: San Juan, Rio Arriba, Taos, Santa Fe, McKinley, Sandoval, Colfax, Union, Mora, Harding, Quay and San Miguel. These fire restrictions within the Farmington District have been in effect since June 6.

Due to recent precipitation reducing fire danger, the BLM joins other Federal agencies in lifting fire restrictions. Visitors will once again be allowed to build charcoal or wood fires and campfires. Smoking is also allowed outside of vehicles, but visitors are asked to properly dispose of smoking materials. Also, please use caution when parking vehicles where hot exhaust systems might ignite grass. The BLM will continue to monitor fire danger across the District and may implement restrictions again if conditions worsen.

Monitor the BLM New Mexico social media pages at: Twitter: twitter.com/BLMNewMexico or Facebook: facebook.com/BLMNewMexico for updated information. For information on fire restrictions in New Mexico, log onto nmfireinfo.com and firerestrictions.us.

Questions regarding this order should be addressed to the Taos Field Office at 575-758-8851 or the Farmington Field Office at 505-564-7600.