Large Prescribed Burn Today Near Basalt

Fire crews from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit were expected to set off a large prescribed burn a few minutes ago above Basalt.  The Roaring Fork Prescribed Fire is expected to be about 1,300 acres in size.  Smoke will probably be visible through much of the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys.

Officials say the intent of today’s prescribed burn is to improve wildlife habitat.