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Southwest District BLM Prescribed Fire

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Colorado 
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Dawson Prescribed Burn plans to continue Oct. 14 - 15, 2022

Southwest District BLM Prescribed Fire
News - 10/15/2022

BLM Tres Rios Field Office Oct. 14, 2022 - Great weather conditions yesterday made it possible for firefighters to treat 280 acres on the Dawson Prescribed Burn project. If conditions allow, firefighters will continue to burn the remaining 700 acres today and tomorrow. Project area is located 11.5 miles east of Egnar, Colorado.

 

This 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 https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.

 

For information on prescribed burns, visit the Southwest District BLM Prescribed Fire InciWeb page https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7852/ and follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/SWD_Fire and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BLMMontroseFireUnit.