The Columbine Ranger District of the Forest Service plans to burn slash piles through this fall and winter in the Sauls Creek, Yellow Jacket and Fossett Gulch areas of the San Juan National Forest. Pile burning may start as early as mid-October and extend until early April, depending on weather conditions. The slash piles are the result of recent thinning and firewood activities. For safety reasons, operations will typically take place after snowfall. Firefighters will ignite and closely monitor the slash piles as they burn, which should not affect public access or use of these areas.More specific notices will be sent out immediately before burning.
For more information, call the Columbine District office at 884-2512.