Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Prescribed Burns Held Near Tijeras.

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

MOUNTAIN BRIEFING

The Sandia Ranger District was conducting prescribed burns in the David Canyon area, about nine miles southwest of Tijeras, on Monday and Tuesday.

About 60 percent of the 100-acre project is complete, said Mary Voldahl, fire information officer for the Sandia Ranger District.

The prescribed burns are meant to dispose of slash piles and minimize the risk of wildfire, but Voldahl said firefighters are taking it slowly. …

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