Fire danger increased in Lincoln National Forest

LINCOLN NATIONAL FORES, N.M. (KRQE) – The combination of dry, warm and windy weather has prompted the Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico to increase its fire danger rating.

Forest officials say the Smokey bear; Sacramento and Guadalupe Ranger Districts are experiencing extreme conditions.

The forest has yet to impose any fire restrictions, but officials are asking visitors not to park vehicles on dry grass and make sure campfires are out.

Spark arrestors are required on chain saws and off-road vehicles and all fireworks are prohibited. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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