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NEWS RELEASE: E CABEZON PRESCRIBED BURN PLANNED FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2019
IGNACIO: Southern Ute Agency Fire Management plans to begin prescribed burn operations this week in the Cabezon Canyon area 5 miles west of Archuleta County Road 700 (Cat Creek) on Southern Ute Indian Reservation lands. The project is weather dependent yet expected to start Tuesday, October 8 and run through Thursday, October 10, 2019.
The E Cabezon burn is located 10 miles NE of Arboles, CO and is comprised of 230 acres. The approximate center of the burn is 37 6 11 x -107 16 10 and covers, all of portions of Sections 10 & 15, T-33N, R-4W.
The purpose of the burn is to reduce hazardous fuel accumulations and to improve wildlife habitat. Smoke may be visible from Pagosa Springs, Arboles, the US Highway 160 corridor and surrounding areas.
The operation will include 30 firefighters from several tribes and agencies including Southern Ute, Zuni, Ramah Navajo and the SW Regional office of the BIA.
Southern Ute Agency Fire Management has an active and ongoing fire program and has treated several thousand acres in the project area. For more information regarding the project, please contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fire Management Office and (970) 563-4571.
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The Los Pinos Fire Protection District provides fire suppression and emergency medical services to a 325 square mile area of Southwest Colorado. The Fire District encompasses portions of LaPlata and Archuleta Counties, and includes the communities of Oxford, Tiffany, Allison, Arboles, and the Town of Ignacio. A substantial portion of the District consists of Southern Ute Tribal Lands, Bureau of Land Management property, territory belonging to the U.S. Forest Service, Division of Wildlife areas, and land owned by the State of Colorado.