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Sulphur Canyon Pile Prescribed Fire
Posted 1/24/23

Good afternoon SASM Families,


Please see the attached news release and map for the Sulphur Canyon pile prescribed fire notification. Fire crews from the Sandia Ranger District in Tijeras, NM will be implementing an RX burn on the Sulphur Canyon Pile unit near Cienega and Sulphur Picnic area starting as early as January 31st, 2023.

Sulphur Canyon is located approximately 1.5 miles north on the west side of HWY 536 (Sandia Crest Hwy). Smoke may be visible in the surrounding areas of Tijeras, Cedar Crest, Sandia Park, Edgewood and Albuquerque.

Pile burn operations will continue as long as fuel moisture, snow, and weather remain favorable. Entering burned area notices will be in place, however the surrounding area will remain open to the public (approximately 100 acres). Please take caution when recreating near burn operations.

2023_01_24_Sandia RD Sulphur RX Pile NR_FINAL.pdf 

Public_SulphurCanyonRX_Map 2023.pdf 


For questions or additional information, please reach out to myself or the Cibola National Forest Public Affairs Officer, Patricia Johnson.