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New Mexico Forestry Division Reminds Residents to Properly Dispose of Ashes or Coals to Prevent Winter Wildfires

Ongoing severe drought conditions a major concern

Santa Fe, NM – The first day of winter is here, and more New Mexicans are using wood stoves and fireplaces to heat their homes. The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s (EMNRD) Forestry Division wants to remind residents to make fire safety a top priority when disposing of hot ashes or coals to prevent winter wildfires.

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