In case you see smoke

Posted on: December 16th, 2015

From: Armstrong, Katherine R -FS [mailto:krarmstrong@fs.fed.usOn Behalf Of FS-brdvis
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 10:02 AM
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: UPDATE: Pile burning moves to Gold Hill, Bunce School areas

BOULDER, Colo – (Dec. 16, 2015) Firefighters successfully completed nearly 65 acres of slash pile burning during yesterday’s storm in areas adjacent to CR 97 and Magnolia Road, including machine piles. Pile burning will now move to Rocky Point, part of the Sugarloaf Project, along the Forest boundary west of Gold Hill; and Saint Vrain Project, in the vicinity of Bunce School Road. Pile burning activities will continue over the next few days as conditions allow and then will resume in early January.

Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Smoke may be visible. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.

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A complete list of areas where pile burning could occur on the Boulder Ranger District this season is located at: