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Logging debris to be burned on Mount Jumbo

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Posted at 8:22 AM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 10:51:07-04

MISSOULA - People may see smoke coming from Missoula's Mount Jumbo beginning on Wednesday.

Contractors are planning to burn logging debris on the west face of Mount Jumbo through about April 6, weather permitting.

The burn area is located above the intersection of Rattlesnake Drive and Lolo Street and smoke may be visible in the Rattlesnake Valley and beyond.

The slash piles were created by a forest-thinning project that wrapped up last year.

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A view of the burning taking place on Mount Jumbo on March 23, 2022, from the St. Patrick Hospital Eyecam.

Missoula Parks and Recreation notes the burning will only happen "if suitable fuel, weather, and air quality conditions exist."