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On Wednesday, Chaffee County 911 sent out phone and text messages to Chaffee County residents that the U.S. Forest Service is conducting a controlled burn between County Road 219 and County Road 240 near Mount Shavano.

Burning operations will continue for several days and smoke is a natural byproduct. Forest Service personnel will be monitoring the burn.

For those with questions, call the U.S. Forest Service office in Salida at 719-539-3591. Do not call 911.

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