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Prescribed Fire

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Firefighter works on a prescribed fire.

A prescribed fire is a fire ignited intentionally that burns under specified conditions that allow the fire to be confined to a predetermined area and produce the fire behavior and fire characteristics required to meet planned fire treatment and resource management objectives.

Each year, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland implements prescribed fire on 2,000 to 3,000 acres of hazardous fuels in an effort to improve forest health and wildlife habitat and to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires.

There are two types of prescribed fires, pile burns and broadcast burns. Additional information about prescribed fires and how they are conducted is available at the U.S. Forest Service Fire and Aviation Prescribed Fire website.

For a list of  locations where burns may occur if conditions allow visit  Inciweb. Both pile burning and broadcast burning projects are posted here.