Posted: 2/9/2016 - 4:44 pm
Tonto National Forest fire specialists are changing burn locations based on current weather conditions. Starting Wednesday, February 10, 2016, fire specialists will begin eliminating 374 acres of vegetative debris piles near Erosion Tank, which is located just east of Bray Creek Ranch. Burning will continue through Friday, February 12, 2016. Smoke will impact the Town of Geronimo Estates during the day, and residual smoke in the evening will impact Geronimo and East Verde Estates. Smoke may linger in the area through the weekend.
Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell moderate-to-heavy amounts of smoke at times during these operations. Fire specialists will...
Posted: 2/9/2016 - 8:43 am
The Amigo Fire is currently 1,400 acres and 25 percent contained at this time. Resources are making good progress and continue to work the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation with Arizona State Forestry and the Pima County Sheriff’s Office.
Amigo Fire summary:
- Start date: Feb. 8, 2016
- Location: 2.5 miles NE of Arivaca, Ariz.
- Cause: Under investigation
- Size: 1,400 acres
- Containment: 25 percent
Posted: 2/5/2016 - 5:10 pm
The Tonto National Forest will continue conducting prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson as conditions permit. Starting on Monday, February 8, 2016, fire specialists will begin eliminating 273 acres of vegetative debris piles around Ellison Creek Estates and near Las Cienegas Ranch. Smoke will impact Ellison Creek, and the La Cienega Ranch areas during the day. Residual smoke in the evening hours will impact Bonita Creek, Whispering Pines, and Beaver Valley. Smoke may linger in these areas through Sunday,
February 14, 2016.
Residents and visitors to these areas can expect to see and smell moderate-to-heavy amounts of smoke at times during these operations. Fire...
Posted: 2/5/2016 - 4:19 pm
The Tonto National Forest will conduct a prescribed fire treatment to remove vegetative debris piles in the forest bordering the southeast side of the Rio Verde Community. The pile burning will begin Tuesday, February 9, and will continue through Friday, February 12, 2016. The vegetative debris piles resulted from a thinning project designed to increase defensible space along Rio Verde’s eastern border with the Forest and to reduce potential impacts of wildfire to the community.
Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell moderate-to-heavy amounts of smoke at times during these operations. Fire specialists will terminate ignitions by 3 p.m. each day to minimize the...
Posted: 1/29/2016 - 3:13 pm
Prescott National Forest fire managers plan to continue fuels treatment in the Prescott Basin. These treatments help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience. Burning of approximately 30 acres per day will start on Monday, Feb. 1, and could continue through Friday, Feb. 5, pending favorable weather conditions.
Spruce Mountain Piles: Piles are located approximately 5 miles south and east of Prescott near the community of Groom Creek (T13N, R2W, S36).
Mt Francis Piles:Piles are located approximately 4 miles south of Prescott, west of Highway 89A near Mt. Francis (T13N, R2W, S30).
Sierra Prieta Ridge...