Craig briefs: BLM to burn slash piles through December
December 14, 2014
The Bureau of Land Management's Kremmling Field Office is planning to burn slash piles of lodgepole pine if weather conditions are favorable. Fire personnel will burn slash piles when snow is at least 3 inches or more on the ground and the chance of fire spreading is unlikely.
Of the two slash pile locations, the first burn to be conducted will be on Independence Mountain. The piles are 15 miles northwest of Walden on BLM land, 6 miles west of Colorado Highway 125 and 2 miles north of Jackson County Road 6 West. The slash is the result of salvage timber sales and hazardous fuel reduction projects to remove beetle killed timber.
The second location is Kings Canyon 20 miles north of Walden on BLM land. The slash piles are the product of removing hazardous fuels.
Removing and burning flammable debris will lower the risk of catastrophic wildland fire providing a safer environment for the public and firefighters.
Smoke may be visible from Walden, Cowdry and Colo. 125 and 127. Burn plans have been prepared and approved and ignition will only take place if weather and ground conditions are within specifically determined parameters that allow for safe and efficient operations. Smoke permits from the Colorado State Air Pollution Division are in place.
For more information, call 970-724-3033.
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