Firefighters to burn slash piles on public land within Kremmling Field Office area of responsibility

KREMMLING, Colo. – Firefighters from the Northwest District Fire and Aviation plan to resume burning slash piles at several locations on Bureau of Land Management lands managed by the Kremmling Field Office beginning as early as Oct. 5 and potentially lasting through April 29.  

Crews will conduct slash pile burning when a minimum of three-inches of snow is on the ground and weather conditions allow for a safe, effective burns and good smoke dispersal. The number of days required to complete each area may vary. The slash is the result of past work to thin and clear vegetation to reduce the risk of unwanted wildfires and improve wildlife habitat.

Areas of consideration:  

  • North of Tabernash in the Strawberry area in Grand County. Smoke may be visible from Tabernash, Granby, and U.S. 40.
  • East of Kremmling and north of Hot Sulphur Springs in the Smith Mesa area in Grand County. Smoke may be visible from Hot Sulphur Springs as well as U.S. 40.
  • Northeast of Rand in the Owl Mountain area in Jackson County. Smoke may be visible from Jackson County Roads 27, 21, and Highway 125. Smoke may impact groomed snowmobile trails in the area. 

Please see the attached maps, KFO Slash Fire, for locations of prescribed burns.

For additional information, contact BLM Fuel Management Specialist CW Portell at 970-724-3033.

For more information on how prescribed fire smoke may affect your health, please visit:


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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