Prescribed burn planned for English Valley

DEL NORTE, Colo - The San Luis Valley Interagency Fire Management Unit plans to conduct a prescribed burn in English Valley. The burn is expected to take place the week following Thanksgiving but specific timing of this burn will depend on fuels and weather conditions.

The 877 acre English Valley prescribed burn will take place on the Rio Grande National Forest’s Divide Ranger District approximately 5 miles north of Del Norte. The purpose of this burn is to rejuvenate grass and shrub cover to improve pronghorn habitat. For more information, contact Sid Hall 719-852-6205.

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health