Fire managers plan to finish burning the remaining 600 acres tomorrow (10/10/23). This will then allow a few days for the fire to subside and the smoke to clear before the upcoming eclipse.
The primary goal of this burn is to apply good fire to the fire-dependent aspen ecosystems in this area. Without fire, the aspen stands in this area will eventually die. This burn will also reduce the risk of bad catastrophic wildfire, improve overall forest health, enhance wildlife and rangeland habitats, and provide additional forage for a variety of animals that use the area.