Beginning this month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.
The 1,130-acre project will take place within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area, according to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management.
The operations are weather dependent and will take several days to complete.
Smoke from the burn may be visible from surrounding communities. Signs will be posted along roadways to inform motorists that may potentially be affected by smoke.
Motorists are reminded to use caution by reducing speed and watching for fire personnel and equipment.