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Fort Carson to conduct prescribed burns to reduce wildland fire potential

Ft. Carson
Posted at 11:03 AM, Feb 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-14 13:03:58-05

FORT CARSON, CO — Fort Carson will be conducting prescribed burns in training areas and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site beginning the week of Feb. 20 and will continue intermittently until April 15.

The burns will be conducted by the Directorates of Emergency Services and Directorate of Public Works Conservation Branch.

According to the installation, the program is critical to reducing wildland fire potential and will only be conducted if the weather is favorable.

The burns are planned and executed to reduce heavy vegetation that may lead to, and fuel, wildland fires.

Smoke from the burns will most likely be seen along I-25 and Highway 115 from Colorado Springs to Pueblo or even Highway 350 in Las Animas County.

Concerned community members are encouraged to call Fort Carson at (719) 526-9849.
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