GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — A 500 to 700 acre burn was planned to ignite May 17th off of Landsend Rd.
The fire would be lit by ground and air- blacklining would be done on the edges, while a helicopter dropped glycol-injected flammable balls into the middle of the area.
After a test fire commenced, the U.S Forest Service and other stations involved weren’t happy with the results.
Wind started to pick up and clouds moved in, and the fire wasn’t traveling the way they wanted it to.
A new day for the burn has not been set. The Forest Service is ready whenever the weather is.
Some blacklining was done from the ground to start the process.
Controlled burns like this reduce risk of a wildfire, increase watershed, and help foraging wildlife.