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
The U.S. Forest Service is planning to burn approximately 1,145 acres on the east side of the Pawnee National Grassland in early spring near Keota. Burning could begin as soon as March 1 and continue through March until the burn is complete if conditions allow. Burning is anticipated to take one day. Smoke will likely be visible from Highway 14 and nearby communities.
Burning on the grasslands improves wildlife habitat, particularly for the Mountain Plover, reduces the risk of wildfire, and helps reintroduce low-intensity fire into the ecosystem. Ignition of the burn will only take place if soil moisture, weather, smoke dispersal and staffing are favorable.
Forest Service firefighters will staff the burn and have been coordinating with local fire departments. Crews will continue to monitor the burn area until the fire is completely out.
Prescribed fires on the Pawnee National Grassland will be announced on a recorded information line at 970-498-1030. If anyone would like to receive daily email notifications during the burn, please contact Reghan Cloudman at email@example.com. Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Location||Approximately one mile southeast of Keota, Colo.|
|Incident Commander||USDA Forest Service|
|Coordinates||40.691 latitude, -104.047 longitude|
Burning could begin as soon as March 1, 2019