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Pile-burning will resume this week, as officials continue efforts to reduce hazardous fuels in forested areas before a La Nia spring.The Los Alamos County Parks Division and Fire Department, along with the Santa Fe National Forest, will burn piles of dead and down trees materials in the canyon south of Kwage Mesa.The piles are located east of the North Mesa Stable Area and below Sioux Street in Tsikimu Village.Given favorable ventilation for smoke, burning will begin Thursday and continue Friday and Saturday.“We only burn piles after the first snowfall, and we’ve got plenty of snow on the north slopes,” said Bill Armstrong of the USDA Forest Service, the burn boss for the operation.Burning will take place under conditions favorable to smoke dissipation, but some smoke will be visible from adjacent areas.The number of piles burned each day will be determined by the amount of smoke dispersion.“Burning piles produces far less smoke than broadcast burning like we did a few weeks ago,” Armstrong said.Last summer, Forest Service crews burned piles on steep slopes in the canyon. Because of the terrain, the slash material could not be removed from the sites.
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