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Smoke may be visible from slash pile burning in San Isabel area

Posted at 9:01 AM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 11:01:34-05
Pikes Peak slash pile
Slash pile on Pikes Peak (Photo: @PSICC_NF)

COLORADO – Fire managers want everyone to know they’ll likely see smoke from slash burning projects again today.

As of 9:00 a.m. the plan by the US Forest Service is to conduct burns in the mountains west of Beulah in the San Isabel area.  Anyone living in Pueblo County, Custer County and north in Fremont County may see smoke from these efforts.

In the San Isabel area there are an estimated 20,000 slash piles to take care of this winter.

The efforts clear out downed trees and debris to reduce the amount of fuel for possible wildfires in warmer parts of the year. As snow is still on the ground in the areas where burning is taking place there is less danger from these controlled burns.

If we hear of more burning taking place in the Pikes Peak region or along the Sangre de Cristo range, we’ll pass the information along.