San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Durango, CO 81301
The South Carver Burn Unit 5 will be burned today for a total of 193 acres. The South Carver Unit is located on Haycamp Mesa, east and south of FSR 556 and north of FSR 557.
During prescribed fire operations, smoke will likely be visible from areas around Mancos, Dolores, Dove Creek, Cortez, and HWY 491 between Dove Creek and Pleasant View. Smoke may settle into low lying valleys, and the Dolores River Canyon overnight. Smoke monitoring will be conducted, and ignitions will be scheduled to minimize smoke impacts to communities. For additional information, please contact Matt Traynham, Assistant Fire Management Officer (Fuels), Dolores Ranger District (970) 882-6838.