ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Recent monsoon storms have substantially reduced the state’s wildfire danger, persuading officials to reopen parks, forests and open spaces throughout northern and central New Mexico that had been closed for several weeks.
Albuquerque open space properties in the East Mountains reopened Friday after recent rains.
“We’re grateful that the recent rain has reduced the fire danger in the East Mountains and allows us to reopen the city’s open space properties for people to enjoy,” Mayor Tim Keller said in a statement. “We want to thank everyone for their cooperation during the closure. At the same time, we want folks to remain vigilant and take extra precautions to help prevent a fire from flaring up. Most importantly, please call 911 immediately if you see smoke or fire in any of our open space.”
Properties reopened include San Antonito, Milne and Gutierrez Canyon, Juan Tomas, Tres Pistolas and Carolino Canyon open spaces.