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Red Feather Prescribed Burn

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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

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Phone: 970-295-6770

Morning view of the Red Feather North Prescribed BurnImage options: [ Full Size ]

Canyon Lake Ranger District fire managers are monitoring conditions in the Roosevelt National Forest this spring to return to the Red Feather Prescribed Burn. This prescribed burn is located north of Red Feather Lakes, Colo., east of the Crystal Lakes Subdivision.

A great deal of work has already taken place on this burn and provides a treated line or previously burned ground around much of the perimeter, leaving the interior portion left to burn. Approximately 4,100 acres of the total 4,348-acre project has been successfully burned over the past two years.

Appropriate conditions must be met before burning can take place. Fire managers are carefully monitoring these conditions, including a favorable weather forecast (temperature, wind, precipitation, etc.), fuel moisture, smoke dispersal and necessary staffing. Weather is monitored throughout the burn and burning will be halted if conditions fall outside of the required conditions. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations. In ideal conditions, as many as 500 acres could be burned in one day.

To check the latest updates on when burning could 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 Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
LocationNorth of Red Feather Lakes; east of Crystal Lakes
Incident CommanderCanyon Lakes Ranger District
Incident DescriptionPrescribed Burn To Reduce Hazardous Fuels And Improve Forest Health.
Coordinates40.852 latitude, -105.576 longitude

Current Situation

Size4,348 Acres



Burning has taken place in 2017 and 2018.