Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn

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Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn


Approximate Location

40.671 latitude, -105.54 longitude

Incident Overview

Blackened ground in the foreground with two fire engines, one yellow and one green, are in the background.

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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.

Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn: Located north of Highway 14, east of Rustic.
  • 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 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

If you have specific questions related to this prescribed burn, please contact Reghan Cloudman at 970-295-6770.

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.


Planned Actions

Area being patrolled and monitored.


Burning resumed October 17, 2017.

Unit Information

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

Incident Contact

Reghan Cloudman
Phone: 970-295-6770

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