Prescribed Burns Scheduled In NW Colorado

Firefighters will be conducting prescribed burns over the coming weeks in Eagle, Garfield and Rio Blanco County. Crews plan to burn 1,200-acres 11 miles northwest of Rifle, 300-aces northwest of Gypsum, 400-acres near Eagle, 1,200 acres near El Jebel and an undisclosed amount of acreage 15 miles southeast of Rangely.  Fire managers have developed a prescribed fire plan and obtained smoke permits from the state for each of the planned burns. Smoke from these fires may be visible while the burns occur. Crews will evaluate moisture and fuel conditions before any of the fires are ignited. For more information on the prescribed burns, the BLM at 876-9008 or the US Forest Service at 945-3271.


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