Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn

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Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn

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Spring 2017 Update: Conditions on April 11 were not appropriate for ignition of the Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn. Firefighters will evaluate opportunities for the rest of the week.

Burning has taken place in 2014, 2015 and 2016 on this 2,027-acre project. The burn area is located north of Highway 14, east of Rustic. Firefighters have successfully completed approximately 500 acres this of this project.. Fire managers carefully monitor conditions, including a favorable weather forecast (temperature, wind, precipitation, etc.), fuel moisture, smoke dispersal and staffing. Weather is monitored throughout the burn and burning will be halted if conditions fall outside of the required conditions.

In ideal conditions, as many as 500 acres could be burned in one day. The goal of the burn is to reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health and wildlife habitat. Work has already taken place within this project area to help ensure the burn stays within its identified perimeter, including over seven miles of line construction and mechanical fuels reduction.

The Forest Service notifies local cooperators, including Larimer County Emergency Services, about these activities before and throughout implementation. Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see To check the latest updates on when this burn will occur, check our recorded incident information line at 970-498-1030 or follow us on Twitter @usfsclrd.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
LocationPoudre Canyon, north of Highway 14 near Rustic
Incident CommanderCanyon Lakes Ranger District
Incident DescriptionPrescribed Burn To Reduce Hazardous Fuels And Improve Forest Health And Wildlife Habitat.

Current Situation

Size2,027 Acres
Significant Events

Burning was done in 2014, 2015, and 2016.



Burning could resume beginning April 11, 2017

Unit Information

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Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests/Pawnee National Grassland
U.S. Forest Service
2150 Centre Avenue Building E Fort Collins Colorado 80526
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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