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Magic Feather Prescribed Burn

Unit Information

2150 Centre Avenue Building E 
Fort Collins, 
80526 
2150 Centre Avenue Building E 
Fort Collins, 
80526 

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Email: arppublicaffairs@usda.gov
Phone: 970-295-6600

Fire creeping on the ground and smoke rising from the forest floor.

Firefighters on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest are closely monitoring local conditions to begin prescribed fire operations as soon as Nov. 8, 2022, on the Magic Feather Prescribed Burn near Red Feather Lakes.

Burning last occurred on this project in December 2021. Timing of this burning is meant to take advantage of conditions that allows the burn to more closely mimic natural fire behavior in these types of fuels, allowing fire to carry throughout the burn units to meet the burn objectives to reduce hazardous fuels.

This burn is located east and southeast of Red Feather Lakes. Burning operations could include two units totaling approximately 530 acres, located north of County Road 74E (Red Feather Lakes Road). Work has already taken place in the area to prepare for ignitions, including tree cutting around the perimeter and within the interior of the project.

Appropriate, localized conditions must be met before ignition of prescribed burns can take place. Fire managers have been carefully monitoring these conditions, including favorable weather forecast (temperature, wind, precipitation, relative humidity), fuel moisture, smoke dispersal and staffing. Weather is monitored throughout the burn and burning will be halted if conditions fall outside of the required conditions.

Basic Information
Current as of Mon, 11/14/2022 - 16:33
Incident Type Prescribed Fire
Location E/SE of Red Feather Lakes
Incident Commander Canyon Lakes Ranger District
Incident Description Firefighters on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest are closely monitoring local conditions to begin prescribed fire operations as soon as mid-November on the Magic Feather Prescribed Burn near Red Feather Lakes.

Burning last occurred on this project in December 2021. Timing of this burning is meant to take advantage of conditions that allows the burn to more closely mimic natural fire behavior in these types of fuels, allowing fire to carry throughout the burn units to meet the burn objectives to reduce hazardous fuels.

This burn is located east and southeast of Red Feather Lakes. Burning operations could include two units totaling approximately 530 acres, located north of County Road 74E (Red Feather Lakes Road). Work has already taken place in the area to prepare for ignitions, including tree cutting around the perimeter and within the interior of the project.
Appropriate, localized conditions must be met before ignition of prescribed burns can take place. Fire managers have been carefully monitoring these conditions, including favorable weather forecast (temperature, wind, precipitation, relative humidity), fuel moisture, smoke dispersal and staffing. Weather is monitored throughout the burn and burning will be halted if conditions fall outside of the required conditions.
Coordinates 40.779597° Latitude
-105.53797° Longitude
Current Situation
Size 0 Acres