CONTROLLED BURN RESCHEDULED ON WEST FACE OF ORGAN MOUNTAINS

CONTROLLED BURN RESCHEDULED ON WEST FACE OF ORGAN MOUNTAINS

Doña Ana County has been notified that the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has rescheduled a controlled burn on 7,000 acres on the west face of the Organ Mountains north of San Augustin Pass and the NASA test facility. Smoke from the fire is likely to be visible from the greater Las Cruces area.

Weather permitting, burning will begin Friday, June 6, and continue until the target acreage has been treated.

Residents are urged NOT to call 911 to report the fire.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.