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Smoke visible in Teller County as prescribed burn underway in Jefferson County

Prescribed Burn
Posted at 12:30 PM, Jun 05, 2024

TELLER COUNTY — The Teller County Sheriff's Office says smoke can be seen from a prescribed burn Wednesday afternoon.

The burn taking place in the Pikes Peak and San Isabel National Forest is underway in the South Platte Ranger District which spans across parts of Douglas, Jefferson and Teller Counties.

The area of focus is the Little Scraggy area located in Jefferson County.

According to the South Platte Ranger District a total of 536 acres are planned for the burn. At this time crews say lines are holding and the burn is going as expected.

Why do we do prescribed burns?

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