- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Fire officials successfully burned 900 acres in White River National Forest to help reduce fuel for wildfires.

The Aspen Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1YvoBJF ) that about 60 percent of the area was burned in order to generate fresh growth and enhance habitat for deer and elk, and reduce the buildup of fuels in the buffer zone between the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness and the city of Aspen.

The prescribed fire was set Saturday and was mostly out by Sunday. Crews are closely monitoring the site and the area is accessible to the public.


Information from: Aspen Daily News, https://www.aspendailynews.com

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