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City of Albuquerque to Reopen East Mountain Open Space Properties Friday, July 13

Properties were closed since June due to extreme fire danger

The City of Albuquerque’s Parks and Recreation Department today announced that Open Space properties in the East Mountains will reopen Friday, July 13 at 8:00 a.m. following monsoonal activity that has substantially reduced the fire danger in the area. The reopening will occur in conjunction with the lifting of fire restrictions for the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands.

“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. We want to thank everyone for their cooperation during the closure,” stated Mayor Keller. “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.”

City of Albuquerque Open Space properties that will be reopened include: San Antonito, Milne – Gutierrez, Juan Tomas, Tres Pistolas, and Carolino Canyon.

People are reminded to call 911 if they see smoke or flames in any of the City’s Open Space properties. To report violations or suspicious activity, residents should call 242-COPS (2677).