Posted: 3/22/2017 - 10:11 am
The Clifton Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests plans to begin the Mesa Re-Entry prescribed burn starting March 27. The project will take two weeks to complete, depending on weather conditions. When ignitions have been completed personnel will remain on scene monitoring the burn as needed.
The 5,105 acre burn area is bounded to the north by Pine Flat Rd (FSR 515), to the east by U.S. Highway 191, to the south by Upper Eagle Creek Rd (FSR 215), and to the west by the Sheep Wash Canyon. Fuel types include grass, juniper, oak, pinyon pine, and ponderosa pine. The burn is intended to reduce canopy cover and maintain areas of reduced canopy cover achieved in past...
Posted: 3/20/2017 - 11:31 am
The Kendrick Fire was a human-caused grass wildfire reported at approximately 2:30 p.m. March 17 northwest of the San Francisco Peaks. Personnel from Coconino National Forest and Summit Fire Department responded and worked to protect specific structures that were threatened for a time, which are listed below. Forest Service Law Enforcement was also assisted by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.
A helicopter inbound to assist in firefighting efforts Saturday was temporarily delayed due to a drone flying in the area near the fire. Law enforcement tried to locate the drone pilot but were unsuccessful. Members of the public, news media, film and video production...
Posted: 3/17/2017 - 4:04 pm
The Kendrick Fire, a human-caused wildfire reported at approximately 2:30 p.m. today is estimated to be 75-100 acres in size and multiple resources are on scene.
The fire is located 15 miles north of Flagstaff, just east of Kendrick Park and south of Saddle Mountain. Resources on scene from the Forest Service and Summit Fire Department include four engines, one water tender and approximately 20 firefighters. No structures are threatened at this time.
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Posted: 3/17/2017 - 1:07 pm
The Mogollon Rim Ranger District is planning to burn about 2,000 acres of light grasses and Juniper tree fuels approximately 16 miles north and east of the Blue Ridge Ranger Station on State Highway 87 on March 20 or 21 (Monday or Tuesday) if weather cooperates.
The burn location is on the far eastern boundary of the Coconino National Forest, one mile southeast of State Highway 87.
Fire managers are waiting for the correct weather and winds to ignite this area, as winds need to be southwesterly to minimize smoke impact to drivers on the highway and communities.
Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted...
Posted: 3/17/2017 - 8:49 am
Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District plan to burn piles on Mingus Mountain, Monday March 20th through Friday, March 24th; weather conditions permitting. Locations are near the Summer Homes, North and South of the Communications Towers and areas along Forest Road 413, 105 and 132. Piles have been generated from harvest activity and Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) thinning’s.
Smoke will be visible in the immediate areas of the burn activity and some Forest Roads may be affected; no closures are anticipated. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn...