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Scheduled, controlled slash burn producing smoke near Laramie, operations also scheduled near Douglas

Controlled slash burn smoke near Laramie (WYDOT District 1)

CASPER, Wyo. — Smoke seen near Laramie Tuesday is the result of a prescribed slash burn in Telephone Canyon along I-80, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).

The Wyoming State Forestry Division said conditions are favorable this week to conduct controlled slash burns, and operations are also slated for an area near Esterbrook (south of Douglas).

“Please do not become alarmed and contact emergency services,” WYDOT said.

Controlled slash burn near Laramie (WYDOT District 1)
Controlled slash burn notification near Laramie (WYDOT District 1)