Prescribed fire in Sandoval Canyon, beginning Nov. 1

Southern Ute Agency Fire Management is planning to burn piles in Sandoval Canyon. The 120 acre burn is located on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, north of Archuleta County Road 500 along Southern Ute Route 156. The legal description for the burn is township 33N, Range 4W, Sections 29 & 30, and Township 32N, Range 4W, Sections 5, 6, & 7. The purpose of the burn is to reduce activity fuels from previous treatments.

Smoke may be visible from County Road 500 and in the vicinity of Arboles. Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the event smoke settles into the road corridor.

The prescribed fire is planned to begin starting Nov. 1, 2017 and continue for up to 6 months. The burn is dependent on weather/burning conditions and will be implemented when these conditions are favorable.

For more information regarding the project, please contact the Southern Ute Agency, Fire Management Office at 970-563-4571.


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