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Slash pile burning projects underway statewide

Posted at 4:14 PM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 18:14:35-05

COLORADO – Fire managers are taking advantage of the changing conditions and are burning slash piles from fuels reduction and hazardous tree removal projects.

The Upper Colorado Interagency Fire and Aviation management Unit are burning the slash piles in several locations across the Dillon and Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger districts on the White River National Forest located in Summit and Eagle counties.

A reminder, Colorado Springs Utilities is still conducting pile burning operations on the North Slope of Pikes Peak, continuing through March 2019.

The Springs Utilities Wildland Fire Team leads the effort in collaboration with several other agencies.

The goal of that project is to reduce about 300 slash piles south of the South Catamount Reservoir.