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US Forest Service to perform prescribed burn near Monument starting Wednesday

Posted at 5:23 PM, Jun 08, 2024

MONUMENT, Colo. — The US Forest Service has begun a prescribed burn at the Monument Fire Center set to last a total of three days.

Ignitions began on Wednesday morning as the fire crews began the burn.

During the ignitions, the United States Forest Service says that the closure of Mt. Herman Road.

Trails in the area of the Fire Center will be closed until June 21 at p.m.

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The Colorado Springs Fire Department says that they will be assisting the United States Forest Service during this fire.

Do not be alarmed if smoke is visible along the I-25 corridor in El Paso County. News5 Bill Folsom is looking into why these fires are started even with warm and dry conditions like we are seeing and will have a full report on News5 at 6 p.m.

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