October 22, 2019

Village Of Angel Fire Burn Ban

Please remember we are still under a BURN BAN. See the letter from Fire Chief John Murtagh below that outlines what is included in this ban. Be mindful of your own actions and also remember we are a tourist town. If you see someone with an outdoor bonfire or anything listed in the guidelines below, who resides or is vacationing in a nearby home and does not know the burn ban is in effect, please be neighborly (that means tactful and friendly) and explain to them or call the authorities.

It takes the entire village to help prevent forest fires!

January 9, 2018

Beginning January 10, 2018 at 7:00 am, outside fires and open burning will be prohibited.

This prohibition is due to the lack of precipitation, high winds, and the continued drying out of fuels throughout the Village of Angel Fire. (Although low temperatures and reasonable humidity minimize the risk of fire danger, the remaining factors have greatly influenced this ban.)

Included in the ban are: Above ground detonation; agriculture burning; bonfires; burning of explosives; campfires; ceremonial fires; controlled burning; outdoor cooking fires; disease control; outdoor heating fires; outdoor welding and hot torch burning; ignition of rocket motors; open burning; open flames; timber and forest management; research and development; slash piles; outdoor smoking; and weed burning.

Charcoal broilers, barbecue grills and coal-burning stoves used outside of private dwellings are classified as campfires and are prohibited.

Exceptions are: Cooking and heating devices that use kerosene; white gas or propane as fuel if used with adequate fire protection and defensible space; commercial grade smokers with adequate fire protection and defensible space; commercially constructed personal smokers with adequate fire protection and defensible space; smoking that is restricted to designated areas, within structures, or inside vehicles equipped with ashtrays.

The ban will stay in effect until climactic conditions improve and the threat of fire danger is reduced.

John Murtagh
Chief of Fire / EMS

John Murtagh
Fire Chief

575-377-3347 (Station)
575-377-6098 (Fax)

PO Box 610
Angel Fire, NM 87710

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