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Rehab Starts on Osha Fire Site in Taos County

TAOS — Revegetation work on the Osha Fire, which burned 720 acres east of Penasco in Taos County, started on Thursday.

“The public shouldn’t be concerned if they see low-flying aircraft near Penasco,” states a news release from the Carson National Forest.

“Aerial seeding by fixed wing aircraft of nearly 173 acres of the high-burned areas” started under a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER), said the release.

The fire, which started June 1, burned 720 acres and was believed to have started when a tree fell against a power line. To try and avoid runoff and erosion mulch straw treatments by helicopter will start on Tuesday and continue through July 14, weather permitting.

Residents with questions may contact Greg Miller at the Carson National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 575-758-6200.



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