Firing Operations on the 842 Fire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Firing operations on the 842 Fire were conducted safely yesterday, with approximately 22 acres added to the burned area for a total of 35 acres. Firing operations began today at 10:30 a.m., with crews working again to expand the perimeter of the lightning-caused fire in the HD Mountains about 13 miles southeast of Bayfield in the San Juan National Forest between the drainages of Turkey Creek and Bull Creek. The firing operations are used to guide the fire’s growth away from populated areas so it can play its natural role in the forest.
“Providing for firefighter and public safety continues to be our number objective for the 842 Fire” said Lance Martin, Type III Incident Commander.
The public should expect to see moderate amounts of smoke generated from the fire as crews continue firing operations over the next few days. After operations take place, smoke may settle overnight to the south along the Piedra River and Colorado Highway 151. For more information, please contact the Columbine District Office at 970 884-2512.
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