Posted: 1/19/2018 - 4:32 pm
Since snow is expected within the next 48 hours, Coconino National Forest fire managers will be assisting Coconino County with a green waste burn at the Willard Springs transfer station tomorrow morning immediately west of Interstate 17 at the Willard Springs exit.
Fire managers will also be burning slash piles over the next several days at different locations throughout the Flagstaff Ranger District, which include:
WILLARD SPRINGS PIT (green waste)
When: Planned ignition will be ...
Posted: 1/19/2018 - 4:16 pm
Verde Ranger District fire managers plan to continue fuels treatments east of the junction of Highway 169 and I-17 starting Monday, January 22nd through Friday, January 26; weather conditions permitting. ...
Posted: 1/19/2018 - 10:38 am
With snow forecast Saturday in Arizona’s high country and possibly reaching lower elevations than usual, please don't underestimate the power of a winter storm or overestimate your ability to negotiate highways covered with snow and ice.
Arizona Department of Transportation snowplows will be out in force, but driving conditions are expected to be hazardous during the storm. A highway can close suddenly if enough snow falls in a brief period or if there are crashes, slide-offs or both.
The safest decision when snow falls is delaying travel until the storm passes and highways have been cleared.
Because of the rapidly changing nature of snowstorms, road conditions and visibility...
Posted: 1/18/2018 - 5:13 pm
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Phoenix District is planning to conduct a 100-acre prescribed burn of hazardous fuels within the Agua Fria National Monument, for one to three days between January 19 – 21.
The BLM will choose the best days to ignite the fire when the weather conditions are most favorable. The burn will reduce encroaching juniper into grasslands, and improve the habitat of the pronghorn antelope.
Firefighters will ignite piles of juniper in the Sycamore Mesa area – approximately five miles northeast of Cordes Junction. The piles of juniper, which had encroached into the grassland mesas, were initially cut by the Bureau in order to improve grassland habitat for...
Posted: 1/18/2018 - 5:09 pm
As winter weather conditions approach and the chance for snow increases, the Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest will be closing a number of forest roads beginning tomorrow for the safety of visitors and to protect forest roads.
Each year the Forest implements seasonal road closures in order to protect the roads from damage and to keep people from getting stuck or stranded in the middle of the forest during snow storms. Seasonal road closures on each district occur at different times each year and are dependent upon incoming weather and conditions of the roads.
The Red Rock Ranger District and Mogollon Rim Ranger District will temporarily close roads as...