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BLM plans to burn slash piles south of Parshall

The Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office is planning to burn 75 slash piles of lodgepole pine now through February if weather conditions are favorable. Fire personnel burned 35 slash piles in December.

Slash piles are burned when snow is at least 3 inches or more on the ground and the chance of fire spreading is unlikely. The burn pile locations are on BLM land and are the result of timber sales and salvage and/or fuel reduction treatments of beetle killed lodgepole pine.

The Mule Creek prescribed burn project area is eight miles south of Parshall off Grand County Road 3.

Smoke may be visible from Grand County Road 3 and the project area during the pile burning. Burn plans have been prepared and approved and ignition will only take place if weather and ground conditions are within specifically determined parameters that allow for safe and efficient operations. Smoke permits from the Colorado State Air Pollution Division are in place.

Removing and burning flammable debris is intended to lower the risk of catastrophic wildland fire providing a safer environment for the public and firefighters.

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

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