Pile burning in West Vail planned for Saturday
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services will conduct pile burn operations in West Vail Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. if conditions permit. About 10 slash piles in the Bellflower area in the Intermountain neighborhood will be burned.
Pile burning is dependent on environmental conditions that allow smoke to rise and disperse rather than settling onto the highway and into residential areas. In most cases, burning will only occur when there is adequate snow cover 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.
Anyone who may have health problems that may be aggravated by smoke production should notify Tom Talbot with Vail Fire and Emergency Services at 970-401-4202.