Prescribed burning near Montrose Monday

Courtesy: Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
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DELTA, Colo. Officials with the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests will be conducting prescribed burning on Monday.

The burn will be in the area of Dave Wood Road, approximately 15 miles southwest of Montrose.

Reducing Oak brush in the area and burning the understory of Ponderosa Pine is the goal of the project. A total of around 755 acres are planned to be burned.

Smoke may be visible in the area for several days after the burn is completed as vegetation in the interior of the burn continues to smolder. Fire crews will continue to monitor the area following completion of the burn and ensure public safety.

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