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Kremmling Field Office of BLM to burn slash piles

The Kremmling (Colorado) Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Routt National Forest (RNF) are planning to burn slash piles of lodgepole pine Near Gore Lakes Subdivision through the winter months.

The slash piles are located on BLM and U.S. Forest Service land near U.S. Highway 134 about 12 miles northwest of Kremmling. The BLM will also be burning piles located one quarter mile east of Ouray Ranch Subdivision between Grand Lake and Granby.

The slash is the result of salvage timber sales and fuels-reduction projects conducted to remove beetle killed timber.

Smoke and flames will be visible from the burning piles. Burn plans for these projects have been prepared and approved. These plans specify the desired weather and wind conditions, as well as other guidelines for safe and efficient operations. Colorado State Air Pollution Division smoke permits have also been obtained.

The objective of burning the slash piles is to remove the flammable debris and lower the risk of catastrophic wildland fire. Contact Justin Kincaid at (970) 724-3033 for more information.