Starting as early as tomorrow, Feb. 24, 2021, and continuing over the coming week as conditions allow, Forest Service fire managers will be burning slash piles in the following locations:
Forsythe II Units 5,7,8: 1,500 piles General Location: 2 mile East of Nederland, north of Magnolia Rd and adjacent to Forest Service trail 606.
Forsythe II Unit 26 : 500 hand piles General Location: 2 miles south of Nederland, east of Kelly Dahl Campground.
Forsythe II Units 82 – 100: 500 hand piles General Location: 1 mile southeast of Nederland, south side of Big Springs Subdivision
Pisgah/Fall River: 50 hand piles General Location: 2.5mi North of Dumont on Fall River Rd., near St Mary’s and Alice.
About Pile Burning
Wind helps disperse smoke created during pile burning operations and snow helps keep the piles contained. Seeing flames and smoke, even after dark, is part of normal operations. This reduces fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions. Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Smoke may be visible. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture, and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number-one priority in burning operations. For a complete list of locations where pile burning will occur this season, as well as updated accomplishments and photos, visit our InciWeb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648.