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Winter pile burning to start in Sulphur Ranger District

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GRANBY – If conditions are favorable, the Sulphur Ranger District will begin burning slash piles on Nov. 1.

The piles are remnants of hazardous fuels and timber harvest activities.

Burning will only take place if weather, wind, snow cover, and smoke dispersal conditions are favorable and consistent with the Service’s prescribed fire plan and the permit requirements issued by the State of Colorado. Burning activities will also be coordinated with the Grand County Department of Natural Resources and the Colorado State Forest Service.

All local fire departments, county and city staff and elected officials, and chambers of commerce will be notified when piles are burned, according to a Forest Service press release.

The Forest Service will place notification signs when the burning takes place.

Pile burning will occur in the following areas throughout the winter as conditions allow:

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• West of Grand Lake on Kawuneeche and Stillwater Roads

• Shadow Mountain Fuels Treatment Area

• County Road 66 just off Highway 34

• Highway 125 at Denver Creek Campground

• Willow Creek Reservoir

• Meadow Creek Reservoir

• Near Winter Park/Fraser at St. Louis Creek Road

• Vasquez Ridge and West Elk Creek

• North Blue Ridge near Willow Creek Pass

• South Blue Ridge at forest boundary

• 3 miles west of Sheep Mountain

The public can find more information about current pile burning activities on the web at http://www.fs.usda.gov/arp

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