Lincoln National Forest Decreases Fire Danger to Low

Alamogordo, NM (August 29, 2018) – The Lincoln National Forest has received sufficient precipitation on all three districts to reduce the fire danger level to low.  Due to frequent monsoonal moisture, the vegetation has greened up to the point there is a low probability of a human-caused wildfire ignition.

The significant green-up is helping fire managers to conduct prescribed burns on the Sacramento and Smokey Bear Ranger Districts where several pile burn projects are ongoing.  Additional prescribed fires are planned for this fall.

Despite the low fire danger, visitors must be sure to completely extinguish all campfires before leaving your campsite. Drown your fires with plenty of water and make sure they are cool to the touch.

Monsoon season brings strong storms with possible flooding and lightning. Stay informed about weather forecasts when visiting the forest and be prepared for changing conditions.