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San Juan NF Prescribed Fire Program

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San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301

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Crews lighting a pile on Columbine Ranger DistrictImage options: [ Full Size ]

The Dolores, Columbine, and Pagosa Districts are burning slash piles this week. Piles were generated from forest thinning, timber sales, and fuels reduction projects in areas targeted to reduce wildfire hazards to nearby private residences and other infrastructure. Although burning could continue through the winter, these activities should not affect public access or use of the Forest. Operations typically take place after significant precipitation events and firefighters will closely monitor pile-burning activities.

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Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginMonday November 18th, 2019 approx. 10:00 AM
Coordinates37.279 latitude, -107.882 longitude