Fire restrictions set in Lincoln National Forest

Posted at: 05/02/2013 3:35 PM
By: Staff

Fire officials set Stage I fire restrictions to begin May 4 in parts of the Lincoln National Forest including Smokey Bear and Sacramento Ranger Districts in southeast New Mexico.

The restrictions include smoking and campfires only in designated areas and a prohibition of any fireworks.

Fire officials say the Guadelupe Ranger District will remain in Stage II fire restrictions.

Violation of the fire restrictions is  a misdeameanor and violators could face a fine of no more than $5,000 or prison time for no more than six months.

Click here for more information on fire restrictions in the state.

Designated fire areas:

Smokey Bear Ranger District
•         Oak Grove Campground
•         Three Rivers Campground
•         Sam Tobias Memorial Group Campground in Cedar Creek
•         Cedar Creek Picnic Area
•         Skyline Campground

Sacramento Ranger District
•         Trestle Recreation Area
•         Silver Campground
•         Silver Overflow Campground
•         James Canyon Campground
•         Karr Canyon Campground
•         Upper Karr Campground
•         Sleepy Grass Day Use Area