Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-10-25 18:33:22 –
Teller County — On Monday, residents of Teller County were notified that a field burn had taken place near Lake George and smoke could be seen in their area.
Burning near Lake George is part of an ongoing project in the South Park Ranger district. Burns begin in mid-October and continue until December if weather permits. There are three project areas, Wilson, O’Brien and Beaver’s project areas in Park County.
Below is a map of the burn project area.
The Wilson Project Area is about 0.5 miles south of Lake George, near the entrance to the Eleven Mile Canyon.
The Beaver Project Area is approximately 200 acres and is located approximately 9 miles southwest of Lake George. The O’Brien Project is approximately 200 acres and is located approximately 3 miles southwest of Lake George and southeast of County Road 92.
According to the US Forest Office, visitors are also expected to occasionally close these areas during operations.
“The use of open burning helps improve the overall health of the forest and protects the community from wildfires,” said Josh Vories, South Park Ranger. “Promote a more resilient landscape by managing the landscape using low- to medium-strength fires carefully controlled by fire and fuel experts.”
The crew will only ignite burns if the weather and fuel conditions are appropriate. According to the US Forest Office, the smoke from these open burns is often seen for miles, but the smoke is minimal compared to wildfires.
Smoke in Teller County coming from prescribed burns Source link Smoke in Teller County coming from prescribed burns