Drought and wildfire risk are linked – dry conditions lead to increased fuel (dry grass, dead trees). Additionally, weather patterns during drought often enhance wildfire risks – wind, low humidity, low precipitation. For information regarding national and state level wildfire risk and development visit the National Interagency Fire Center and New Mexico State Forestry websites.
Courtesy of the National Interagency Fire Center and the New Mexico - Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
New Mexico State Parks Division - Fire Restrictions