ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Due to the high fire danger, part of the Bosque in Albuquerque is now closed.
Fire officials closed most of the Bosque Monday morning.
People will need to stay on designated trails or they could face a $500 fine.
Officials say the fire danger is just too high.
Some residents say they do not mind the partial closure.
"Yeah I think it's a good idea because I think the fire danger is extreme," Tony Shepherd said. "So I agree with closing as much of the public spaces as we can to prevent fires."
The Bosque is also completely closed in counties north and south of Albuquerque.
Also much of the Cibola National forest is now off limits, including most of the Sandias.
The closure went into effect Monday morning.
This includes the Sandia and Mountainair Ranger Districts of the Cibola National Forest.
People will not be allowed to camp, bike, hike in the mountains, or drive up to the crest.
They can still take the Tram to Sandia Peak, but they will have to stay in the developed area.
People will also be able to use trail 365 in the Foothills.
"I am so disappointed…I am really disappointed I wish that they'd keep it open but I mean I understand its for fire safety hazards but I'm really hoping that if we pray maybe we can get some rain and they'll reopen them," Amanda Sims said.
If anyone breaks the rules and gets caught, the fines are steep costing hundreds of dollars.
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