Smoke and small flames from a controlled burn roll through a patch of the forest in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Shafts of sunlight stream through the trees and the atmosphere shimmers with heat from the fires.

Prescribed fire planned northeast of El Jebel

April 27, 2022

Fire managers with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit anticipate conditions to be ideal for igniting the Cattle Creek Prescribed Fire in Eagle County nine miles northeast of El Jebel and nine miles southwest of Gypsum.

Firefighters plan to burn up to 1,500 acres on White River National Forest lands to reduce dense vegetation and other fuels, which improves wildlife habitat by stimulating new vegetation growth and lowers the risk of large wildfires.

Prescribed burn –

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