US Forest Service Fire Management personnel conducted planned pile burns on Wednesday, April 27 and intend to conduct pile burning operations on Thursday, April 28 as well. 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 Thursday April 28. 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 Friday
There will be no pile burning operations on Friday April 29; however, piles will continue to smolder and produce smoke. Crews will be on site to monitor piles on Friday.