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Fort Carson to conduct prescribed burns over next several months

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FORT CARSON, Colo. (KRDO) -- Prescribed burns will be conducted intermittently at Fort Carson training areas and the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site from Oct. 1 to Dec.1

Fort Carson said the prescribed burn program is critical in reducing the potential for wildland fires and will only be conducted if weather conditions are favorable. The Mountain Post added that the burns are done to facilitate military training within maneuver and training areas and are carefully planned and executed to reduce heavy vegetation that could potentially lead to, and fuel, wildland fires.

Smoke from these prescribed burns will most likely be visible along the Interstate 25 and Highway 115 corridors from Colorado Springs to Pueblo and along Highway 350 in Las Animas County.

By combining favorable weather conditions with various fire management techniques, Fort Carson said officials will work to keep smoke impacts to a minimum.

Community members who have questions are encouraged to call Fort Carson at (719) 526-9849.

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