Wildfire Danger Elevated in Southwestern New Mexico

Weather cited by Gila National Forest officials

 

 

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Forest Service officials say the threat of wildfires is rising in southwestern New Mexico.

Gila National Forest officials on Thursday cited strong winds, low humidity and the recent discovery of an abandoned campfire for a decision by fire managers to raise the forest’s fire danger level to moderate, up from low.

Forest officials said campers and other visitors should practice fire safety by taking steps such as never leaving a fire unattended, clearing flammable material from within at least 5 feet (1.5 meters) in all directions and making a fire only if a shovel and enough water to put out the fire are on hand.

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Weather cited by Gila National Forest officials     SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Forest Service officials say the threat of wildfires is rising in southwestern New Mexico. Gila National Forest officials on Thursday cited strong winds, low humidity and the recent discovery of an abandoned campfire for a decision by fire managers to raise […]

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