Boulder Ranger District reports progress on pile burning efforts
Incident: Prescribed Fire Pile Burning 2017/2018 Prescribed Fire
BOULDER, Colo – (Feb. 9, 2016) U.S. Forest Service firefighters have accomplished approximately 520 acres of slash pile burning since the beginning of December. Crews will continue burning slash through the winter and spring as conditions allow. Pile burning occurs in the best possible conditions to provide safety for firefighters and homeowners. This includes adequate snow cover, cool temperatures and wind to disperse smoke. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Sign up to receive weekly emails about pile burning by sending a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Areas where pile burning efforts are currently focused as conditions allow include:
- Forsythe Project, near the Lakeshore Park Subdivision northeast of Forsythe Canyon and the Coal Creek Canyon area northwest of Wondervu Subdivision;
- Johnny Park: Near Button Rock Reservoir and Big Elk Meadows; and,
- Saint Vrain: near the intersection of Peak to Peak Highway and Highway 7.