With the colder and wetter conditions, fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park are taking full advantage of that and burning piles of slash from fuels reduction projects and hazard tree removal. Slash have been being piled from these projects for about the past two years and are now ready to burn.

According to an official press release from Rocky Mountain National Park, these types of projects were a big factor in helping contain the East Troublesome Fire and the Fern Lake Fire back in 2012 from jumping Bear Lake Road and Trail Ridge Road.

The piles are located all over the park and were put there by fire crews and contractors, the locations include west of East Portal and west of Deer Mountain, along Bear Lake Road between Sprague Lake and the Bierstadt trailhead near the Big Thompson Bridge, close to Moraine Campground and on the west side of the park along East Inlet trail.

While prescribed burns help with fires and the spread they don't stop them and we must always remember to do OUR part and recreate responsibly when in the wilderness.

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