Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Yampa Ranger District on Wednesday plans to ignite a 513-acre prescribed burn south of the Indian Run State Wildlife Area.
The burn will start 6 miles south of Routt County roads 67 and 29, 1 mile south of the Indian Run State Wildlife Area, and roughly 20 miles south of Hayden and 20 miles southeast of Hamilton.
Smoke from the burn could be visible through Thursday from Colorado Highway 13, U.S. Highway 40 and the nearby communities of Craig, Hamilton and Hayden.
“The purpose of the prescribed burn on the Routt National Forest is to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat and restore ecological processes,” the Forest Service States in a news release. “Fine fuels, such as grass and brush, are the primary fuel in the burn unit.”
The burn will not take place unless daily smoke dispersal forecasts are fair, weather favorable and fuel moisture conditions low.
Several other burns are expected to take place at the Indian Run area this spring.
Prescribed burn near Indian Run State Wildlife Area
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