Pile burning planned in Vail

Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services will be conducting pile burn operations over the next few months as conditions allow. These burns will take place in West Vail near the end of Basingdale Boulevard and Bellflower Drive, Intermountain above Sequoia and Tahoe Drive, East Vail at the Vail Golf Course and in the area of Bald Mountain Road.

This pile burning project will reduce hazardous fuels conditions on town owned land and decrease wildfire hazards to the adjacent community. Pile burning is dependent on environmental conditions that allow smoke to rise and disperse rather than settling onto the highway and into residential areas. Burning will occur when there are adequate weather conditions to minimize risks. Smoke and flames may be visible from various points along Interstate 70 and some smoke may settle into lower elevations in the evening hours.

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see: Anyone who may have health problems that may be aggravated by smoke production should notify Paul Cada with Vail Fire and Emergency Services at 970-477-3475.

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