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BLM plans to burn slash piles in Grand County

Staff report

The Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office is planning to burn slash piles of lodgepole pine Dec. 1-4 if weather conditions are favorable.

All the slash piles are on BLM land and fire personnel will only burn slash piles when snow is at least 3 inches or more on the ground and chances of fire spreading is unlikely. There are three separate burn areas and which day they are burned will depend on predicted smoke dispersal and weather circumstances.

Slash pile locations

Reed Creek: The slash piles are three miles southwest of Granby in the Reed Creek area.

Walden Hollow: The slash piles are northeast of Granby near Grand County Road 60.

Spruce Creek: The piles are in Summit, Eagle and Grand Counties.

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There are about 90 slash piles total and each location is expected to require one day of burning. Burning the flammable debris will lower the risk of catastrophic wildland fire providing a safer environment for the public and firefighters.

Smoke may be visible from Granby, Highway 9 and pile areas during active burning. Smoke permits from the Colorado State Air Pollution Division are in place.

Contact Kevin Thompson Fire Management Specialist at 970-724-3033 for more information.

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