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US Forest Service crews plan prescribed burn on Pole Mountain


LARAMIE, Wyoming — U.S. Forest Service crews are planning to stage a prescribed burn in the northeast corner of the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest on Thursday.

The crews are planning to take advantage of the recent wet weather to stage the burn, on about 28 acres of Medicine Bow National Forest lands in eastern Albany County.

Crews will use drip torches to carry out burning operations during the day. They won't proceed if conditions aren't favorable. Fire managers are targeting dead fuels, such as thick layers of pine needles under stands of large pines.

Smoke may be visible from I-80 and the Happy Jack Highway and surrounding areas during the burn.

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