Cibola Forest lifts fire restrictions
ALBUQUERQUE — The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands is lifting fire restrictions because widespread precipitation from the monsoon has substantially reduced the fire danger.
Cibola’s announcement Thursday said the restrictions would be lifted at 8 a.m. Friday and that the decision resulted from consideration of moisture levels, recent and predicted rainfall, and other weather conditions.
Cibola’s lifting of fire restrictions follows recent moves by the Carson and Santa Fe national forests in Northern New Mexico to reopen trails, campgrounds and other areas that were closed because of wildfire danger.
Officials said the rainy season can increase the possibility of flash flooding, especially in areas that have been burned.