By Jennifer McRae

CORTEZ, Colo. (CBS4)– The Bureau of Land Management is working to minimize the threat of large wildfires by starting fires. A controlled burn is planned for 452 acres of the West Dolores Rim in the San Juan National Forest.

(credit: Bureau of Land Management)

The goal is to reintroduce fire for vegetative health and reduce hazardous ground fuels.

Smoke will be visible in that area of Southwestern Colorado but no road closures are expected.

Jennifer McRae