Beginning this month, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.
There are five burn units totaling 1,230 acres located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area, according to a press release issued by the BLM Wednesday.
These 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 who may be affected by smoke.
Motorists are reminded to use caution by reducing speed and watching for fire personnel and equipment.
For more information, call Nathan Curnutt at 575-627-0311.
You can also follow implementation of this project on NMFireInfo.com, on Twitter — @nmfireinfo — or at facebook.com/nmfireinfo.