Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services have scheduled pile burns for Friday, Oct. 23 as conditions permit. The operations will take place off of Ptarmigan Road near the golf course where the Vail wildfire mitigation crew has completed fuels reduction work.
Pile burning is dependent on environmental conditions that allow smoke to rise and disperse rather than settling onto the highway and into residential areas. In most cases, burning will only occur when conditions are adequate to reduce risks. Smoke and flames may be visible from various points along Interstate 70 and some smoke may settle into lower elevations in the evening hours.
Anyone that may have health problems that may be aggravated by smoke production should notify Paul Cada with Vail Fire and Emergency Services at 970-477-3475.