County Conversation – Winter Burn Sites

Residents are encouraged to check brush piles for hot spots

If you missed hearing this week’s County Conversation radio segment on 94.1 The River you can listen to it here.

This week we talk about the importance of checking winter burn sites and brush piles that may still have hot spots. The conditions for checking brush piles is ideal right now with a cover of snow to utilize in cooling hot spots down.

Spring is the driest time of year and all it takes is one ember to touch off a wildfire. Athabasca County offers landowners information and help to ensure brush piles are fully extinguished.