Prescribed burn underway southwest of Pagosa Springs

The Southern Ute Agency, Fire Management Department, will be conducting a prescribed burn project in the Redondo area, 10 miles southwest of Pagosa Springs through Friday, Oct. 31.

The burn is located on Southern Ute Indian Reservation and covers 350 acres. The burn covers all or portions of Sections 1 and 12 in T-33N, R-4W, and Sections 6 and 7, T-33N, R-3W.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce hazardous fuel accumulations and to improve wildlife habitat. Smoke may be visible from the Pagosa Springs and surrounding areas.

The burn period is dependent on weather and burning conditions, yet is expected to continue throughout the week and end Friday, Oct. 31.

For more information regarding the project, contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fire Management Office, at ((970) 563-4571.