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Burn planned in western Eagle County

Vail Daily staff report
Eagle County, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” An 800-acre controlled burn is planned for Friday 10 miles northwest of Dotsero in western Eagle County, Colorado.

Forest Service fire crews based out of Eagle and Minturn will conduct the burn. A helicopter will help ignite the fire.

The purpose of the fire is to get rid of dead timber and brush that could increase the severity of wildfires. This also will allow the growth of fresh vegetation on which deer and elk feed.

For additional information contact Eric Rebitzke, with the U.S. Forest Service, at 970-328-6388.

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