DILLON – Fire officials from the Dillon Ranger District have begun burning activities which may result in visible smoke through mid-May. Firefighters will conduct two burns in the Grasshopper Hazardous Fuels Project area.

The fuels reduction project was approved in 2005 using stewardship authority and involves timber harvest, fuels reduction treatments adjacent to the wildland urban interface, understory thinning, and prescribed burning. The burning includes a 100-acre jackpot burn and a 66-acre understory burn. Travelers and residents of the area may see smoke from these burns and are cautioned to drive carefully.