Crews respond to fire near Tres Piedras
April 04, 2018 10:15 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- With a high expected fire risk this season, U.S. Forest Service officials urge visitors to exercise safety after firefighters battled a one-acre fire near Tres Piedras.
Denise Ottaviano, a public affairs officer for the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico, said the fire was human-caused though it remains under investigation. She said crews responded quickly to fire southwest of the intersection of highway 64 and 285.
Amid windy conditions, Ottaviano said helicopters dropped water in response to the fire.
"Visitors are reminded to be aware of conditions around them, and their activities, and take care not to cause the spark that could ignite a wildfire," she said.
The Forest Service provided these tips:
- "Use ashtrays to dispose of smoking materials."
- "Secure tow chains so they do not drag on asphalt."
- "Do not park vehicles over dry grass."
- "Do not weld outdoors or build campfires on windy days."
- "Make sure your campfires are dead out and never leave a campfire unattended for any reason for any length of time."
Updated: April 04, 2018 10:15 PM
Created: April 04, 2018 08:14 PM
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