The crews conducting the Sulphur Picnic Ground prescribed burn stopped ignition at approximately 1 pm this afternoon. Crews had planned to ignite approximately 40 acres today. The burn was stopped due to poor ventilation (not enough air movement to move smoke out of the area efficiently) and plans are currently to continue tomorrow. Smoke will remain very visible and potentially will drop into low areas over night due to temperature inversion. If there are any questions or concerns, call the Sandia Ranger District at 281-3304.
Please go to the EMIFPA Facebook page for pictures (as of 3 am) of this burn. The Facebook link is below or here: https://www.facebook.com/East-Mountain-Interagency-Fire-Protection-Association-EMIFPA-328452040510310/.
The Sandia District crews are conducting this burn. DO NOT call 911 to report this, the crews will monitor the area overnight.
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