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Fort Carson to conduct prescribed burns through December

Posted at 12:07 PM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 14:08:44-04

FORT CARSON – Fort Carson Directorates of Emergency Services and Public Works Branch announced it will be conducting prescribed burns in various training areas from October to December.

Fort Carson said the prescribed burn program is essential in helping reduce the potential for wildland fires in the future. The burns will only be conducted during favorable weather conditions, according to a release.

The burns are scheduled from October 5 through December 31.

The burn areas are planned and completed to reduce heavy vegetation in areas that could fuel wildland fires. Prescribed burns are managed in accordance with permits issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, along with El Paso and Pueblo counties.

Fort Carson says by using a number of fire management techniques and favorable weather conditions, officials will work to keep smoke impacts at a minimum. The burn program is part of an ongoing dedication to preserving the environment and reducing wildland fire risk in Colorado, according to a release.

According to Fort Carson Public Affairs, the burns are conducted with a focus on safety and smoke impacts on public health and visibility.

For more information contact the Fort Carson Public Arraifs Office at (719) 526-7525.