Watch CBS News

Smoke Possible Between Silverthorne, Glenwood Springs From Planned Burns In Eagle County

DENVER (CBS4) - If you see smoke Saturday between Silverthorne and Glenwood Springs it's most likely coming from prescribed burns in Eagle County. Two burns are planned inside the White River National Forest.

Prescribed Burns
Two prescribed burns are planned Saturday inside of the White River National Forest.(credit: White River National Forest/USFS)

The burns will help improve wildlife habitat and reduce fuels for forest fires. The White River National Forest is the most visited in the nation with 2.3 million acres that is home to 11 ski resorts, 2,500 trails, eight Wilderness areas and 10 mountains that are over 14,000 feet tall.

EMERGENCY COMPONENT - LOCAL

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.