Prescribed Fire Pile Burning 2017/2018 News Release

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Prescribed Fire Pile Burning 2017/2018 News Release

Winter conditions mark the start of pile burning season in Grand County

Incident: Prescribed Fire Pile Burning 2017/2018 Prescribed Fire
Released: 10/31/2016

GRANBY, Colo. – As winter conditions settle in, the Sulphur Ranger District of the Arapaho National Forest will begin burning slash piles resulting from fuels reductions and hazardous tree removal projects in the area.

Hand piles are a result of crews using chainsaws to thin the forest, the subsequent cut material is piled for burning. Machine piles are the result of using logging equipment and consist of primarily the limbs of trees as most of the logs have already been removed. These piles must be burned before the treatment is complete.

Pile burning could begin in November and will continue through the spring, as conditions allow. Piles are only ignited under favorable weather conditions. Adequate snow cover and atmospheric conditions conducive to smoke dispersal and lift are necessary for burning to occur. Firefighters monitor the area the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.

Piles that are ready for burning are prioritized based on elevation, aspect, access, and proximity to homes. See a full list of areas where burning will occur on the summary page.
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Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see you would like to receive regular updates about burning in your area, send an email to

Unit Information

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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

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Reid Armstrong
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