Beginning Wednesday, October 17, if conditions are favorable, fire managers plan to begin the 7,300 acre San Juan prescribed burn, located 3-5 miles northeast of Jemez Springs, NM. Approximately 2,500 acres are expected to be treated each day. Prescribed burning is the managed application of fire to wildland fuels (woody material) under specified conditions, within predetermined boundaries in an effort to reduce hazardous fuels, provide community protection, and restore forest health.
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Location||3-5 miles northeast of Jemez Springs|
Ponderosa Pine, Mixed Conifer, Piñon, Juniper, Oak and timber litter (top layer of the forest floor, composed of loose debris of dead sticks, branches, twigs, and recently fallen leaves or needles).
The burn area is located 3-5 miles northeast of the Jemez Springs and 4-8 miles northwest of the community of Ponderosa. During the three to five day burning period, 7,300 acres of hazardous fuels will be treated with hand and aerial ignitions. Approximately 2,500 acres are expected to be treated each day.