Controlled burn piles in Keystone Gulch were reignited on Saturday, May 7th, as high winds hit the area. The piles, located on the backside of Keystone Resort, were originally burned the previous Wednesday and Thursday, according to the White River National Forest.
Though the area was almost certainly covered in smoke, the fire remained within the 39-acre pile burn unit, only hitting around about 20-25 acres while spreading between piles. Fortunately, as much of the area still has snow, risk of the fire exiting the unit was low.
High winds today rekindled piles we burned Weds/Thurs in Keystone Gulch. New burning on the ground between piles is within the pile burn unit, 20-25 acres. Risk of spread outside the unit is low. The pile burning is part of important fuels reduction in the area. pic.twitter.com/eAOW6NMQ0r
— White River National Forest (@WhiteRiverNews) May 8, 2022
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