National Drought Mitigation Center

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Public hearing on possible burn ban in Bernalillo County, New Mexico
4/9/2018 6:18:18 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Society & Public Health
Bernalillo County, NM

Start Date: 4/10/2018 -  
Bernalillo County commissioners held a public hearing on April 10 to consider implementing a ban on open fires, campfires and smoking in unincorporated parts of the county. The existing extreme drought conditions, above normal temperatures, below normal precipitation and low winter snowpack has heightened the fire danger, according to Deputy County Manager for Health and Public Safety Greg Perez. Officials in Colfax, Lincoln and Curry counties have enacted similar fire restrictions. ABQJournal Online (Albuquerque, N.M.), April 8, 2018