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Fire danger prompts more forest closures in New Mexico

Fire danger prompts more forest closures in New Mexico

KOB.com Web Staff
June 12, 2018 07:54 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - As fire danger increases, forests across New Mexico are closing to the public.

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Forest Service officials say San Juan National Forest will implement State 3 restrictions which will restrict entry into the forest. The closure is expected to remain in effect until the forest receives enough moisture to improve conditions.
    
In addition, Sandia and Mountainair ranger districts will close Friday with the Mount Taylor district closing June 22. The Foothills Trail bordering Albuquerque's east side, the Sandia Peak Tram and the Sandia ranger office, which includes the Tijeras Pueblo site will remain open.

All campgrounds, trails, picnic areas and forest roads will be off limits.

The Santa Fe National Forest closed earlier this month.
    
Violators of the closures could face an appearance in federal court and fines of up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment.

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