BLM plans slash burning in Grand County through December |

BLM plans slash burning in Grand County through December

Sky-Hi News staff

The Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office is planning to burn slash piles of lodgepole pine early November through December if weather conditions are favorable.

Fire personnel will burn slash piles when snow is at least 3 inches or more on the ground and the chance of fire spreading is unlikely. All 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.

Burn locations

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

Mule Creek: The project is eight miles south of Parshall on Grand County Road 3.

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

Spruce Creek: Spruce Creek is located near Grand County Road 10 but the piles are situated in Summit, Eagle and Grand Counties.

Removing and burning flammable debris will lower the risk of catastrophic wildland fire providing a safer environment for the public and firefighters, according to the BLM.

Smoke may be visible from Granby, Highway 9 and project areas 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.

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

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