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Red Feather Prescribed Burn

INCIDENT UPDATED 4/17/2017

Incident Overview

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Approximately 1,350 acres of the Red Feather Prescribed Burn has been consumed this spring. Although active ignitions are not taking place, there are still interior pockets that are burning. These continue to produce some smoke in the area. Firefighters will continue to monitor the burn through the week, until moisture is received. This will be the last daily update unless conditions change or additional burning is planned.

The burn is located north of Red Feather Lakes and the entire project is 4,348 acres. The goal of the burn is to reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health and wildlife habitat, and protect watersheds.

Appropriate conditions must be met before ignition can take place, including 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 requirements.

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health. If you would like to receive continual updates on the project, please send an email to rcloudman@fs.fed.us.


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.

Current Situation

Size4,348 Acres

Outlook

Planned Actions

No additional ignitions planned at this time. The burn will continue to be monitored until precipitation is received in the area.

Remarks

Approximately 1,350 acres have been burned this spring.

Unit Information

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