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Prescribed burns planned for slash piles


Following recent snowfall events, fire crews are starting to burn slash piles at locations across the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests in Wyoming and Colorado.

It is estimated there are thousands of piles remaining on the two National Forests, even after several years of this type of work. Forest users and the public should be aware of and expect to see smoke, as many piles will be burned near communities and popular recreation areas.

“Annually burning slash piles has become part of our normal program of work,” said Vern Bentley, Fire Management Officer for the Medicine Bow-Rou...

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