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Southwest District BLM Prescribed Fire

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Exceptional day at Dawson Prescribed Burn Oct. 15, 2022

Southwest District BLM Prescribed Fire
News - 10/17/2022

Today proved to be an exceptional day at Dawson prescribed burn on Tres Rios Field Office BLM managed lands. Firefighters were able to finish the last unit for a total of 885 acres accomplished in the past three days. The units will be patrolled.


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 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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