Prescribed pile burns near Flagstaff this week to produce noticeable smoke to northern Arizona travelersPosted: 12/5/2016 - 4:50 pm
The thinning of trees throughout the Coconino National Forest has produced piles of branches, which will be burned this week near Flagstaff and in the Stoneman Lake area which will produce smoke visible to surrounding residents and travelers.
The pile burns will be near Interstate 17, west of the Willard Springs and the Stoneman Lake exits; other pile burns will be south of Kendrick Park and may be seen by motorists on U.S. Highway 180; in addition to a planned burn in the Schultz Pass area which may be seen by motorists on State Route 89. The burns will begin around 10 a.m. and continue through the afternoon, with smoke is predicted to move toward the northeast.
Smoke will impact...
Posted: 12/2/2016 - 12:45 pm
Tonto National Forest fire specialists will resume burning the remaining 100 acres of vegetative debris piles in the Diamond Point area. This burning operation is expected to go from Monday, December 5 through Wednesday, December 7, 2016. During the day, smoke will impact the Diamond Point Summer Homes. Residual smoke in the evening will move down Pyeatt Draw and the East Verde drainage.
Fire personnel will also burn up to 130 acres of vegetative debris piles on the south side of the Meads Ranch area on Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8, 2016. During the day, smoke will impact Long and Mead ranches. Residual smoke in the evening will impact Diamond Point and Ellison Creek...
Posted: 11/29/2016 - 12:57 pm
The Coronado National Forest, Safford Ranger District plans to conduct wood pile burning activities on Mt. Graham, in the Pinaleño Mountains, over the next several months. Burning will be dependent upon weather conditions.
The project is intended to reduce excessive vegetation, or “fuel,” in and adjacent to the summer home areas of Turkey Flat and Old Columbine to create defensible space and restore a more fire-resilient forest within the area.
Wood piles will also be burned in the vicinity of Grant Hill.
Smoke will be visible from the Gila Valley and surrounding areas. Highway 366, also known as the Swift Trail, may be impacted by smoke...
Posted: 11/28/2016 - 2:36 pm
The Eastside project has produced piles of debris from hand-thinning of trees, which will be burned tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 29) near Flagstaff and will produce smoke visible to surrounding residents.
The pile burns will be in two main locations: one is located about two miles south of Little America near Pine Canyon subdivision and the Heckethorn community. The other is located north of Flagstaff near Schultz Pass. The burns will begin around 9 a.m. and continue through the afternoon, with smoke predicted to move toward the northeast.
Smoke will impact areas near the pile burns and could also impact Harold Ranch, Continental, Walnut Canyon and Lake Mary Road. It will also be...
Posted: 11/23/2016 - 9:42 am
The Tonto National Forest will continue conducting prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson starting on Monday, November 28, 2016. Current weather conditions are providing an opportunity to burn vegetative debris piles in the Diamond Point Summer Homes area ten miles northeast of Payson. Tonto National Forest fire specialists will begin eliminating 174 acres of piles in the Diamond Point Summer Homes area on Monday, November 28 and Tuesday, November 29, 2016. During the day, smoke will impact the Diamond Point Summer Homes, Mead Ranch, Ellison Creek Estates, Zane Grey, and La Cienega Ranch during the two-day operation. Residual smoke in the evening hours will impact Diamond Point...