Hyde Memorial State Park Mitigates Fire Risk with Tuesday’s Burn

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State of New Mexico
Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department 

A pile burn is scheduled for the week of December 5th - 9th, 2016.

December 5, 2016
Contact: Micaela Hester 505-476-3336, micaela.hester@state.nm.us  |  Beth Wojahn 505-476-3226, beth.wojahn@state.nm.us 

Santa Fe – The New Mexico State Forestry and State Parks Divisions are partners on a pile burn at Hyde Memorial State park that will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6th, weather permitting.

Hyde Memorial State Park is at a high risk for wildfire. The burn is part of an ongoing mitigation project at the site that began last year. This week’s endeavor will last one to three days. Crews will be active on approximately 30 acres from mid-morning through the afternoon. The duration of the pile burn will be dependent upon weather conditions.

The New Mexico Environment Department's Air Quality Bureau will monitor the local smoke impact. Individuals in the surrounding area who have smoke sensitivities are advised to limit their outdoor exposure during the burn. Windows should remain closed and air should be circulated from within one’s living space. Smoke may travel offsite and surrounding roads, including Highway 475/Hyde Park Road, could be temporarily closed if visibility is compromised. Hyde Memorial State Park will remain open to the public.


1220 South St. Francis Drive ▪ Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 Phone (505) 476-3325 ▪ Fax (505) 476-3330 ▪ www.emnrd.state.nm.us/fd 

Susana Martinez, Governor

Tony Delfin, Acting Cabinet Secretary

Donald Griego, Deputy Director State Forestry Division