Prescribed burn planned for Mountainair Ranger District

MOUNTAINAIR, N.M. (KRQE) – Smoke will soon be rising over the Manzanos.

The Mountainair Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn starting Tuesday. It will be focused on the Thunderbird area off Forest Road 275.

The goal is to thin out dangerous areas in a controlled way.

The burn is scheduled to start Tuesday but depends on weather conditions. It could be set anytime this week.

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