Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Fire Restrictions Begin Wednesday.(State)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Permits Needed In Many Areas

The Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve will begin fire restrictions Wednesday.

Campfires, charcoal grills and stove fires are prohibited without a permit, except in developed camp and picnic grounds where grills are provided.

Smoking is allowed only in vehicles, enclosed buildings, developed recreation sites or while stopped in a cleared area at least 3 feet in diameter.

As always, fireworks are prohibited on all national forest land.

"We invite people to visit and enjoy the national forest but to do so in a fire-safe way," said Acting Forest Supervisor Gilbert Zepeda. …

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