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Fort Carson to conduct prescribed burns

Posted at 5:15 PM, Mar 09, 2020

FORT CARSON — Fort Carson announced Monday that prescribed burns will be conducted in training areas beginning April 1 and ending on April 15.

According to a press release sent on Monday, the installation prescribed burns program is critical in reducing the potential for wildland fires and will only be conducted if weather conditions are favorable.

The burns are accomplished to facilitate military training within maneuver and training areas. They are carefully planned and executed to reduce heavy vegetation that could potentially lead to and fuel wildland fires.

Smoke from these prescribed burns will most likely be visible along I-25 and Highway 115 corridors from Colorado Springs to Pueblo or along Highway 350 in Las Animas County.

Prescribed-fire smoke may affect your health. Each burn is conducted with a focus on safety and the potential impact for off-site effects to smoke on public health and visibility.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, call Fort Carson at (719) 526-9849.