- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities plan to take advantage of good weather conditions to set prescribed burns near Colorado Springs.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Friday that one burn - weather permitting - is set for late this week on U.S. Forest Service land nine miles north of Woodland Park off Highway 67. Others are planned near Lake George.

The agency says some access to hunting areas on public lands may be restricted during the burns.

The burns improve wildlife habitat, open dense stands of oak brush and mountain shrubs and improve nutrients in the soil.

Fall offers conditions in which temperatures are moderate and humidity is higher at night.

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