Posted: 2/21/2018 - 4:37 pm
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Black Mesa Ranger District (BMRD) plans to burn piles along the eastern boundary of the Slim Fire area from 2017. The piles are along Forest Roads 170G, 172F, and 172C approximately 3 miles north of Forest Lakes. This pile burn is a follow up to previous slash created from the Slim Fire.
If conditions allow, the BMRD will also be burning piles within portions of the Fulton Timber Sale-Unit 4 along Forest Road 171. This pile burn will be implemented to reduce slash on the ground created by logging operations.
Ignitions will occur if weather permits starting February 22, and will run through March 2. Smoke will most likely be seen from Forest...
Posted: 2/21/2018 - 3:58 pm
With snow on the ground and more headed to northern Arizona, Coconino National Forest fire managers plan to burn slash piles near Mountainaire starting Friday.
The large piles built by machinery during the Howard cutting project are sitting on approximately 300 acres near Forest Road 235A immediately east of Mountainaire, 7 miles south of Flagstaff. Smoke from the pile burn is expected to disperse toward the east/northeast and may impact motorists along Interstate 17, as well as residents of Mountainaire and Flagstaff.
The piles may continue to burn and smolder for several days after being ignited. Flagstaff Ranger District firefighters will continue to monitor the piles for the...
Posted: 2/20/2018 - 4:26 pm
The Springerville Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to burn slash piles throughout the week starting February 21. The district plans to burn two units just west of Greer, south of Arizona State Highway 260, and along Forest Road 87, totaling approximately 195 acres.
Ignitions will occur throughout the morning to minimize the adverse effects of smoke on the local communities. Smoke may be visible from Greer, along portions of Arizona State Highway 260, and portions of County Road 1122. Motorists are advised to drive safely as smoke may limit visibility.
Posted: 2/20/2018 - 4:13 pm
The Alpine Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to burn slash piles throughout the week starting February 21. The district plans to burn multiple units, one of the units is north of Auger Canyon in Nutrioso, south of Arizona State Highway 180/191, and along County Road 81, totaling 107 acres. The other five units are south and east of Nutrioso, along both sides of Arizona State Highway 180/191, totaling approximately 90 acres.
Ignitions will occur throughout the morning to minimize the adverse effects of smoke on the local communities. Smoke may be visible from Nutrioso and Alpine, along portions of Arizona State Highway 180/191, and portions of County Road...
Posted: 2/20/2018 - 4:11 pm
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning 40 acres of slash piles on February 21 until completed, if conditions allow. The ignition area is on Timber Knoll just south of Ojo Bonito Estates on County Road 3163.
Smoke impact is anticipated along U.S. Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the pile burn as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.
Prescribed burning provides many benefits and is essential to maintaining healthy forest ecosystems. It provides habitat diversity, recycles plant nutrients into the soil and encourages new...