U.S. Forest Service Conducting Pile Burning in Boulder County

U.S. Forest Service firefighters continue to take advantage of existing snowpack to burn small slash piles in the Yankee Hill area near Columbine Campground and Bald Mountain Road. This north-facing unit is located about 1.5 miles northwest of Columbine Campground and is still holding plenty of snow.

Smoke may be visible from the Peak to Peak Highway (Colo. Highway 119) near Missouri Lakes. Ignitions typically begin between 10-11 a.m.

Conditions are evaluated each day of the burn to determine if ignition will take place. Wind, fuel moisture, staffing and amount of snow cover all play a factor in where and whether ignition occurs.

To receive updates on pile burning activities in the Boulder Ranger District area email krarmstrong@fs.fed.us or call 303-541-2532.