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Sandia Ranger District Implementing Pile Burn Near Cedro Lookout

Weather permitting Sandia Ranger District will be implementing a pile burn around Cedro Lookout near Tijeras from December 7 thourgh December 9, 2010.
 
Sandia Ranger District Implementing Pile Burn Near Cedro Lookout
 
Due to the location and elevation the burn will be visible from all directions leading into the
East Mountain area
 
TIJERAS, NM, November 30, 2010 – Weather permitting Sandia Ranger District will be implementing a pile burn around Cedro Lookout. If weather and resources line up we will be starting the project December 7th and continue thru December 9th. The Cedro Lookout is located two miles south of I-40 and the Village of Tijeras. Due to the elevation the burn will be very visible from all directions. This project is being implemented to protect the lookout tower and facilities that are located on the administrative site.
 
The Cedro pile burn is a continuation of a fuels reduction program here on the Sandia Ranger District. There are approximately 10 acres and 400 piles to be treated. We expect the project to take two to three days.
 
The parameters for implementing a pile burn are based upon specific assessments, agency guidelines and safety protocols. During this burn, managers continuously monitor weather conditions, including wind, temperature, and relative humidity. Fuel conditions including fuel moisture and the quantity of fuels are also measured. Smoke will be visible and expected to have variable affects to neighboring communities.
 
We are working in cooperation with Bernalillo County Fire Departments and New Mexico State Forestry
as contingency resources. For questions or concerns please contact the Sandia Ranger District 281-3304
 
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