Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Forest Service Lets Fires Burn.(Journal North)

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

AROUND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO

Two small, week-old lightning strike fires spotted in the Pecos Wilderness of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains will be allowed to burn, according to Santa Fe National Forest officials.

The fires pose no threat to life or property and by being allowed to burn "play their natural roles in the ecosystem," according to forest spokeswoman Dolores Maese. …

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