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Fire mitigation pile burning happening in Vail through fall as conditions permit

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VAIL — Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services will be conducting pile-burn operations over the next few months, as conditions permit. These burns will take place near the Vail Golf Course, Buffehr Creek and the west end of Intermountain.

This pile-burning project will reduce hazardous fuel 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 Interstate 70 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 I-70, and some smoke may settle into lower elevations in the evening hours.

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information, visit http://www.colorado.gov/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health. 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.