WARMER TEMPERATURES IN SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO HAS LED TO MORE FIRE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS
SILVER (KSMX)- Officials with the Gila National Forest say warmer temperatures and windy conditions are increasing fire danger across the southern New Mexico forest. The conditions have prompted Officials to bump up the fire danger rating to “high.” That means fine fuels can ignite readily and unattended campfires are likely to escape. Officials considered several factors in raising the level, including data from weather stations across the forest.
They’re asking people to be aware and avoid using anything with an open flame or spark.