Magic Feather Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

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Firefighters on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest are monitoring local conditions to begin prescribed fire operations as soon as October 4, 2021, on the Magic Feather Prescribed Burn to improve forest health. This burn is located east and southeast of Red Feather Lakes. Burning operations next week could include two units totaling approximately 1,000 acres, located north of County Road 74E (Red Feather Lakes Road). Firefighters successfully burned 70 acres of Unit 1 in June. Work has already taken place in the area to prepare for ignitions, including tree cutting around the perimeter and within the interior of the project. Crews will be in the area over the weekend preparing for Monday. Appropriate, localized conditions must be met before ignition of prescribed burns can take place. Fire managers have been carefully monitoring these conditions, including favorable weather forecast (temperature, wind, precipitation, relative humidity), fuel moisture,…

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