PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct a prescribed fire about 25 miles northwest of Pinedale this winter or early spring.

The timing of the Hoback prescribed burn will depend on fuel moisture and weather conditions. The fire will dispose of slash piles along the Hoback Rim, above the Hoback Ranches Subdivision.

The agency advises outdoor enthusiasts to avoid the area during prescribed fire operations.