Local News
7:13 am
Tue July 10, 2012

BLM lifts fire restrictions in NM

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is lifting all fire restrictions in New Mexico.

The lifting of restrictions slated for Tuesday comes after more areas in the state recently received rainfall or saw increased humidity levels.

This summer has been a busy season for firefighters in New Mexico who have battled the state's largest fire in its history in the Gila Wilderness and another massive blaze near Ruidoso.

BLM spokesman Stephen Baker says even though restrictions have been lifted residents should still be cautious on BLM land since the region is still dry.

To visit the BLM's New Mexico website: http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en.html