Vail pile burning set for Tuesday |

Vail pile burning set for Tuesday

Daily staff report

VAIL — Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services have scheduled pile burns for Tuesday, Dec. 13 as conditions permit. The operations will take place off of Buffehr Creek Road in West Vail, where the Vail wildland fire mitigation crew completed fuels reduction work and where pile burns took place last week.

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 Paul Cada with Vail Fire and Emergency Services, 970-477-3475.

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