Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

E. Mountains Looks at Fire Planning.(Final)

Byline: Carolyn Carlson Journal Staff Writer

* Bosque blazes in Albuquerque trigger review

Recent fires in the Rio Grande bosque in Albuquerque have prompted local fire officials to examine their own preparations to fight wildland fires.

Officials in the East Mountains and Estancia Valley, where the threat of wildfire almost always hovers, say they are ready.

But as the bosque fires demonstrated, it is also vital to be able and prepared to get people out of the area in case there is a fire.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department and local fire agencies have created an evacuation plan for the East Mountains area in case disaster does strike. …

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