Drought conditions prompt burn ban in New Mexico county | KOB 4

Drought conditions prompt burn ban in New Mexico county

Marian Camacho
March 22, 2018 06:45 PM

CURRY COUNTY, N.M. – A burn ban is now in effect in Curry County.  A resolution passed by the Curry County Commission shows the decision was made based on current drought conditions and forecasted conditions over the next 35 days.


Officials say because of the weather conditions, a fire danger emergency exists and a ban is necessary.

According to the resolution, all open fires in Curry County are banned throughout the unincorporated areas.  The ban prohibits any person from having, causing, starting, igniting or using any open flames outside of a building, car or other enclosed areas.

Landowners wishing to burn any vegetation must first call fire officials at 575-769-1921 and give the exact location of the proposed burn.  Fire personnel will then determine whether the fire proposes a risk.

Residents with incinerators, that have been approved by the state’s Environmental Department, are allowed to burn trash on days and times when the wind is blowing less than 15 miles-per-hour.

Propane and charcoal grills are also allowed, provided they have a lid or cover.

Read the resolution in its entirety here.


Marian Camacho

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