US Forest Service Fire Management personnel is continuing with planned pile burns on Monday, May 2. Pile burning is occurring in the Miners Creek area of Frisco, adjacent to Rainbow Lake. Ignitions could be expected to begin around 10:00am on Monday, May 2. The purpose of this pile burning is to help reduce fuel loading that occurred during hazard tree and wildfire hazard fuels reduction.
What to Expect
Smoke and flames may be visible from I-70 and Highway 9/Summit Boulevard; in the Towns of Frisco, Breckenridge, Silverthorne, and Dillon; and from surrounding areas. Current conditions are favorable, and piles will be allowed to burn and smolder overnight, unattended. Fire management personnel will be on scene during the day in order to monitor potential smoke impacts and fuel consumption. Monitoring will also occur periodically over the next few days until the piles are out.
Smoke to Continue on Tuesday
There is no pile burning operations planned for Tuesday, May 3; however, piles will continue to smolder and produce smoke. Crews will be on site during the day to monitor piles on Tuesday, May 3.