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Firefighters plan to burn slash piles in GC

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

Firefighters with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit plan to burn slash piles this winter on Bureau of Land Management-administered lands in Grand County.

Slash piles will only be burned when snow is on the ground and weather conditions allow for a safe, effective burn and good smoke dispersal. The slash is the result of past work to thin and clear vegetation to reduce the risk of unwanted wildfires.

Firefighters are planning to burn the piles during December, January and February as conditions allow. Each of the following locations should take one to two days to complete: East of Heeney, in Summit, Eagle, and Grand counties, in the Spruce Creek area. Smoke may be visible from the community of Heeney and along State Highway 9.

East of Kremmling in Grand County in the Smith Mesa area. Smoke may be visible from Hot Sulphur Springs and U.S. Highway 40.

Northeast of Kremmling in the Shadow Mountain area in Grand County. Smoke may be visible from Kremmling, U.S. Highway 40 and U.S. Highway 34.

South of Parshall in the Mule Creek/Morgan Gulch area. Smoke may be visible from Grand County Road 3.

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Northeast of Granby near Grand County Road 60 in the Walden Hollow area. Smoke may be visible from Grand County Road 60.

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

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