Pile burning planned on the Rio Grande National Forest

MONTE VISTA, Colo. – The Rio Grande National Forest plans to burn ten piles of woody debris and slash approximately 2.5 miles south of South Fork, CO. These piles are in addition to the projects we released on January 15 and are likely to be attempted during the week of February 17. Ignition times are weather and condition dependent.

The piles will be burned when there is sufficient snow cover to prevent them from spreading. Smoke from these pile burns may be visible for several days.

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.

For more information concerning the planned pile burning, contact the Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 719-852-5941.



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