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Forest officials to burn 50 acres today

— The Methow Valley Ranger District plans to finish burning 50 acres today in the Little Bridge Creek drainage.

This morning, the district was still waiting for permission to begin burn treatment in the Hunter Mountain area, about three miles west of Methow, Assistant Fire Management Officer Meg Trebon said.

“If you see smoke in that area later today, it’s most likely from our operations,” she said.

If permission isn’t received to burn on Hunter Mountain today, Trebon said the district will request permission again tomorrow. The district plans to treat 170 acres there.

Other areas still targeted for prescribed burning include 34 acres in Fawn Creek, between Winthrop and Mazama; and 190 acres in Squaw Creek, about seven miles southwest of Methow.

No burning operations will be conducted tomorrow through the holiday weekend, and the district is regularly patrolling areas already burned, Trebon said.

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Carlton202014 6 months, 1 week ago

You could of picked a none holiday weekend to do burns. You are smoking us out. Thanks for thinking of the people coming over to enjoy the weather and was clear skies.

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