Fall 2017 Update: Firefighters successfully burned 95 acres of the Pingree Hill project Oct. 17. Conditions will continue to be monitored to determine if burning can continue this fall.
- Over 500 acres of this 2,027 acre burn took place between 2014 and 2016.
Appropriate conditions must be met before ignition of prescribed burns can take place. Fire managers are carefully monitoring these 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 wildlife habitat. Work has already taken place within this project area to help ensure the burn stays within its identified perimeter. The burn will be staffed appropriately with up to 30 firefighters, often including local agencies and volunteer fire departments.
Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health. 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. To get added to the email notification list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have specific questions related to this prescribed burn, please contact Reghan Cloudman at 970-295-6770.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Location||Poudre Canyon, north of Highway 14 near Rustic|
|Incident Commander||Canyon Lakes Ranger District|
|Incident Description||Prescribed Burn To Reduce Hazardous Fuels And Improve Forest Health And Wildlife Habitat.|
Burning was done in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Area being patrolled and monitored.
Burning resumed October 17, 2017.