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Wilderness Ranger District to Conduct Pile Burning Feb. 4

Mimbres, NM; January 30, 2013
With the recent moisture received this week, the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest, will resume burning slash (logs, bark, branches, etc.) piles off Powderhorn Road this coming Monday, February 4, 2013, and continue as weather permits. Objective of the slash pile prescribed burn is to remove piles created by fuels reduction projects in the Wildland Urban Interface.
Slash piles located throughout the district include:
•        adjacent to Powderhorn Road, Forest  Road (FR) 151
•         Wilderness Ranger District office off  N.M. State Highway 35
•         along the Mimbres River, near Forest Roads 150A (Cooney Road) and 4080T, and downstream of the Cooney Subdivision.
Smoke will be visible in the burn areas and from North Star Road (FR 150), McKnight Road (FR 152), and N.M.  35.  Smoke may linger at night and early in the morning but decreases throughout the day as temperatures increase.
For additional information, contact the Wilderness Ranger District at 575-536-2250.
The Quemado, Reserve, and Glenwood Ranger Districts are also conducting prescribed burns.  

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