Wildland firefighters back-burning a wildland fire.

The US Forest Service has posted the following information about prescribed burns planned for tomorrow:

Fire managers are monitoring conditions for potential ignition tomorrow, Wednesday April 24, on the Forsythe II Prescribed Burn. Ignitions will be contingent on appropriate weather conditions falling within the parameters of the burn plan.

Due to the nature of the fuel content within this prescribed burn area, there may be notable smoke visible from the Forsythe II Prescribed Burn during this ignition period. Here is a video about the upcoming burn operations.

Residents and visitors in the area should expect to see smoke and flames when operations are underway. The following areas in particular may see and smell smoke during this burn: Lakeshore subdivision, Crescent Village, Crescent Meadows, Gross Reservoir, Walker Park Ranch, Miramonte, Wondervu, Eldorado Canyon State Park, and parts of eastern Boulder County. Fire managers work closely with experts to minimize the impacts of smoke to the best extent possible. Air quality is carefully monitored before and during a prescribed fire and all prescribed burns comply with state air quality regulations to minimize impacts to communities. More information is available on the Colorado CDPHE website.

The public is advised to not call 911 regarding this prescribed fire activity. Additional email notifications will be sent on days when burning is expected to begin.

Email notifications will be sent prior to burning. To receive updates, join the US Forest Service email list and select list “Forest Health & Fire: North of Hwy 72 (Coal Creek Canyon) to Hwy 119 Boulder Canyon (Nederland and Magnolia areas)”. Have questions? Email ARP Fire Info.  Additional information may be found on inciweb.