Slash pile burning continues near Red Feather, Crystal Lakes

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U.S. Forest Service firefighters are continuing to take advantage of remaining and forecasted snow to burn slash piles across the Canyon Lakes Ranger District throughout the week as conditions allow. Burning could take place at one or more of these locations:

· Red Feather 1, south and east of Red Feather Lakes
· Red Feather 2, northwest of Red Feather Lakes in the Lost Lake area
· Crystal 4 and West Beaver, near Crystal Lakes Subdivision
· Estes Valley 5, near Johnny Park Road
· Thompson River 2, southeast of Estes Park across Highway 36 from Hermit Park
· Seven Mile, located southwest of Red Feather Lakes
· Trout/McGrevey, located in northern Larimer County in the Sheep Creek area

Recent conditions have been ideal for crews to get a lot of burning accomplished, with over 5,200 piles burned just this past week.

Conditions are evaluated each day of the burn to determine if ignition will take place. Wind, fuel moisture, staffing and snow cover all play a factor in where and whether ignition occurs. This winter, crews have burned over 11,700 piles on the district.

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