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Southwest District BLM Prescribed Fire

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Dawson Prescribed Burn Planned Oct. 13 -15, 2022

Southwest District BLM Prescribed Fire
News - 10/14/2022

BLM Tres Rios Field Office plans to prescribed burn at Dawson Project area. If conditions allow, they will burn three units for 980 acres of BLM land located 11.5 miles east of Egnar, Colorado on October 13 - 16. Prescribed burn will assist in reducing mechanical treated pinyon and juniper debris and increase grass and forb production for big game and grazing by reducing the oak and sagebrush.


Smoke might be visible on parts of Highway 141 and could settle in the Disappointment Valley overnight. While smoke may be visible in the burn area at times, most of the smoke will lift and dissipate during the warmest parts of the day. Expect visible smoke in the area for several days after each burn is completed as vegetation in the interior continues to smolder.


The BLM obtained smoke permits from the Colorado State Air Pollution Control Division, which identify atmospheric conditions under which the burns can be implemented. Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information, visit


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