Laramie Ranger District fire crews hope to take advantage of favorable weather conditions this week to continue with prescribed burns in the northeast corner of the Pole Mountain unit. The burning will take place on Medicine Bow National Forest lands in eastern Albany County. The burning of additional acreage could take place any day this week as forecasts throughout the week are favorable.

Crews will use drip torches to carry out burning operations over the course of one day. Operations will not commence unless environmental conditions are favorable to implement a safe and effective burn.

Approximately 100 acres has been targeted with this burn as part of the ongoing Pole Mountain Vegetation Project. The burn unit is off both sides of the 712 Road or Telephone Road near the eastern forest boundary. That area is comprised of a mix of shrubs, sagebrush, grasses, aspen and ponderosa pine.

Smoke may be visible from nearby areas and Wyoming Highway 210, also called Happy Jack Highway, during burning operations. Signs will be placed on adjacent roads notifying the public of the burn. U.S. Forest Service fire crews will routinely monitor the burned area following operations.