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Smoke from a prescribed burn in Pacheco Canyon in the Santa Fe National Forest can be seen from Ski Santa Fe on the last day of the season. Forest officials said last week they were planning to burn 550 acres.

Smoke from a prescribed burn in Pacheco Canyon in the Santa Fe National Forest can be seen from Ski Santa Fe on the last day of the season. Forest officials said last week they were planning to burn 550 acres.

(2) comments

Tom Ribe

Great to see the Forest Service doing prescribed burning. This will improve wildlife habitat and help protect Santa Fe from a future wildfire front. I hope future burns can be larger.

david cartwright

Interesting that the Forest Service decides to start the fire on a day that had a high risk fire warning, potential 25 mph winds, and poor air quality already. These were called ideal conditions for starting a 550 acre controlled burn?

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