Valley in Brief: Pile burning in Vail planned May 19, as conditions allow
VAIL — Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services have scheduled pile burns for Friday, May 18, as conditions permit. The operations will take place in the Buffehr Creek area on the north side of Interstate 70.
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 at 970-477-3475.
Facing traffic woes and oncoming growth, officials are looking at road improvements.