Thunderbird (Ox Unit) Rx (Prescribed Fire)


Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands 2113 Osuna Road NE Albuquerque, NM 87113 (505) 346-3900 Media Contact: Arlene Pereaarlene.perea@usda.govO: 505-847-2990C: 505-506-1959    Mountainair Ranger District Plans for Weekend Prescribed Burn in the Thunderbird Area Starting October 30   Albuquerque, NM – October 29, 2021 – Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the previously announced Thunderbird prescribed fire on the Mountainair Ranger District on Saturday, Oct. 30 and possibly continue Sunday Oct. 31 if necessary. Fire crews are looking at burning 148 acres on the Thunderbird Ecosystem Management Project. The burn unit is located north of FR 275 and west of Game Road. The Cibola NF & NGs manages all prescribed fires in compliance with New Mexico state regulations on air quality and smoke management. Smoke may be…

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