BLM to Conduct Prescribed Burn in Rio Blanco County

controlled-burns-300Fire managers from the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit are planning to burn 550 acres of sagebrush in the next couple of weeks if weather and air quality conditions are favorable. The project is about 25 miles southwest of Meeker near the junction of Rio Blanco County roads 29 and 87 on BLM land. It’s anticipated to last two to three days depending on weather and fuel conditions. The purpose of the burn is to reduce the potential for large-scale wildfires by reducing the amount of live and dead fuel. Smoke will be visible from local county roads.

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