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USFS to burn slash piles

Snow and cold weather allow for forest service to begin annual burning of dead fuels

 

October 30, 2019



A significant amount of snow and cold weather in the area has allowed fire personnel in the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests to begin preparing for the annual slash pile burning, according to a press release from United States Forest Service (USFS) Public Affairs Specialist Aaron Voos.

“Hundreds of piles exist on the two National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming and they need to be removed,” Voos wrote. “The piles are typically a result of fuels reduction projects.”

In the press release, Voos went on to write that forest users and the public “should be aware of and expect to...



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