NM Park officials announce fire restrictions

Fire danger remains high in NM

SANTA FE (KRQE) – New Mexico State Parks will begin restricting open fires, charcoal and smoking in certain state parks on Saturday.

Parks that are under increased restrictions include Bottomless Lakes, Brantley Lake, Clayton Lake, Conchas Lake, Oasis and Sumner Lake.

Fire restrictions are due to the increasing fire danger throughout the state. State park officials said that open fires, charcoal and smoking are prohibited unless certain conditions are met.

For campfires and charcoal the exception will be granted for heating, cooking and lighting devices that utilize kerosene, white gas or propane as fuel in a camping area that is clear of flammable vegetation for 30 feet or has a water source.

Smoking is prohibited except in enclosed RVs, trailers and vehicles with ashtrays and on paved roads in developed recreation sites or stopped in an area that is clear of vegetation and flammable material three feet in diameter.

Park officials said fireworks are prohibited at all times.

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