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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Location||North of Red Feather Lakes; east of Crystal Lakes|
|Incident Commander||Canyon Lakes Ranger District|
|Incident Description||Prescribed Burn To Reduce Hazardous Fuels And Improve Forest Health.|
No additional ignitions planned at this time. The burn will continue to be monitored until precipitation is received in the area.
Approximately 1,350 acres have been burned this spring.