Rodney Ridge Trail prescribed burn postponed

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The burn was anticipated to begin between April 28-30.

HELENA, Mont. - The prescribed burn, initially planned for the area adjacent to Rodney Ridge Trail this week (April 28-30), will be postponed. 

“Even though we are within our prescriptions for both weather and fuel moistures, the extended forecast with higher temps later in the week and predicted gusty winds with the incoming front concerned us,” said Helena District Ranger Kathy Bushnell.  “The unit’s proximity to the City of Helena and values requires optimal prescribed burning conditions, which includes current and forecasted weather conditions, to ensure both safety of fire personnel and the area residents.”

At this point there is no timeframe for when the burn will be rescheduled.  Fire staff will continue to monitor conditions of the area and plan for the prescribed fire operations when conditions are favorable.  Participating agencies will also work to reschedule the fire investigation training that was planned to coincide with the prescribed burn.

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