Planned burn will mean smoke

Planned burn will mean smoke

There are 10 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Jan 7, 2010, titled Planned burn will mean smoke. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Residents in Blanco may see smoke today as a result of a controlled burn by firefighters from the Bureau of Land Management Farmington Field Office.

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Hogmac Jack

Teec Nos Pos, UT

#1 Jan 7, 2010
Better have plenty of fire fighters, smoke jumpers, air tankers, and stand-by crews. That fire could escape and burn prime old growth dougfir, ponderosa pine and possibly a little cheatgrass (BRTE). Better not even think about singing our sage(ARTR) or 4-wing (ATCA). Hope you treated the "stumps" when the noxious stuff was seperated from the basal area. Good luck, we need more burning and fewer "wild" horses. You go boyz!
prairiedogeater

Santa Fe, NM

#2 Jan 7, 2010
Good job BLM Firefighters. Stay safe and "in the black."
darwinsdog

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Jan 7, 2010
"Planned burn will mean smoke."

Incompetent BLM firecrews! Can't even light a smokeless burn...
RLS

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Jan 7, 2010
adding more carbon to global warming nevertheless.
RLS

Santa Fe, NM

#5 Jan 7, 2010
He said to the other BLM Fire aid: I'm tired of just sittin around. Let's go start a fire. Call it a planned burn. Then we can put it out. Got to make it look like we are doing something productive. This is a Joke
David Barr

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Jan 7, 2010
Ho, come on boys you can't set the snow on fire. I'm sure the trees will go up but that is all. Next spring they will be back up. Fire WILL NOT KILL THEM. BLM can rent out the land for cows.The deer will move out. They can tell us TAXPAYERS how they got out and do so much for us, we need lots more money so we can do more for you.O yes BLM may even sell you the wood.
happy resident

Farmington, NM

#7 Jan 7, 2010
Obviously we have a couple of people not knowledgeable about the location or controlled burns in general(RLS and David Barr, I'm talking to you). This is a residential/BLM checkerboard area, that I happen to live by. So if a brush fire starts this summer and heads into the housing and burns up a house, how will that be for the air once all the synthetic fibers go up in flames? And to Mr. Barr, of course the saltcedars, etc will come back. This is a move to reduce the threat of a wildfire that will threaten homes, lives, etc. This brush was cleared and piled BEFORE the snow hit, so it can be burned. They aren't really trying to erradicate anything here, this is a preventative measure. Thank you for your efforts BLM fire crews, be safe.
What The French Toast

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Jan 7, 2010
Kill Smokie the Bear!!!!
2cool4school

Rangely, CO

#9 Jan 7, 2010
Oxymoron? Or, may I assume that "an UNPLANNED burn would be smokeless?" Thank God you have the "Daily Times".....to funny
Hogmac Jack

Teec Nos Pos, UT

#10 Jan 8, 2010
happy resident wrote:
Obviously we have a couple of people not knowledgeable about the location or controlled burns in general(RLS and David Barr, I'm talking to you). This is a residential/BLM checkerboard area, that I happen to live by. So if a brush fire starts this summer and heads into the housing and burns up a house, how will that be for the air once all the synthetic fibers go up in flames? And to Mr. Barr, of course the saltcedars, etc will come back. This is a move to reduce the threat of a wildfire that will threaten homes, lives, etc. This brush was cleared and piled BEFORE the snow hit, so it can be burned. They aren't really trying to erradicate anything here, this is a preventative measure. Thank you for your efforts BLM fire crews, be safe.
This sounds like the burn was conducted in a riparian habit. Probablay an arroyo. The salt cedar and russian olive will NOT come back if'n the "cut" is treated at the time of cutting. At worst, regrowth may require follow up treatment with the required herbicide the first year. Regardless, we need more prescribed burns and control of noxious vegetation. Better yet, let fires burn themselves out. The FS and BLM have created a nighmare with thier fire suppression activities. Naturaly ignited fires need to be left alone to burn themselves out.Tell me I don't know what I'm talking about, I'll put two degrees and 32 years experience up yr nose.

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