Posted: 10/26/2016 - 7:49 am
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Alpine Ranger District will be conducting a 3,212 acreprescribed burn within the Nutrioso unit southwest of Nutrioso, beginning October 31st . Blacklining the perimeter will take place October 31th – November 4th, and burning the rest of the interior with aerial ignitions which will take place November 7th – 10th.
The Nutrioso II Unit is one mile southwest of Nutrioso, AZ in the area just north of Williams Valley. The legal description is: T6N, R29E, Sections 10, 13-16, 21-26, 35 and 36; and T6N, R30E, Sections 19, 30 and 31.
Ignition may last several days, with daily smoke impact anticipated within area drainages. Smoke will be visible in...
Posted: 10/25/2016 - 5:00 pm
Fire managers are planning several prescribed burn projects this week near Flagstaff that will produce visible smoke plumes close to town, likely starting Thursday (Oct. 27). Not all projects listed below will be pursued this week, but weather conditions will dictate which projects are initiated by fire managers, as one area may be suitable for burning while another area is not.
Also keep in mind that the following projects are planned on different days that may overlap throughout this week, but because they are dependent upon weather and wind conditions, all or some of them could be cancelled if conditions are not suitable.
These prescribed burns are conducted in order to help...
Posted: 10/25/2016 - 2:55 pm
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be conducting a 600 acre prescribed burn within the Goodman unit of the Los Burros broadcast burn area, south of Vernon beginning October 26th and continuing thru October 28th, weather dependent.
The Goodman Unit is about two miles south of Vernon, along Apache County Road 3140. The burn is surrounded by Forest Service Road 2, Apache County Road 3140 and hand or dozer lines. The legal description is: T9N, R25E Sections 3, 4, 5 and 9, T10N, R25E, Sections 33 and 34.
Ignition may last several days, with daily smoke impact anticipated within area drainages. Smoke will be visible in the local area, from Arizona...
Posted: 10/24/2016 - 3:38 pm
Tonto National Forest fire specialists will take advantage of weather conditions to conduct a broadcast fire treatment on the northern end of Pleasant Valley Ranger District the week of October 25 – 28, 2016. Fire specialists will conduct a 720 acre broadcast fire treatment west of the 512 Road, also known as the Young Highway, between Forest Road 411 C and Forest Road 128. During the day and in to the evening smoke will impact the 512 Road and OW Ranch.
Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell light to moderate amounts of smoke during the four day burning operation. To minimize the impact of smoke, fire specialists will terminate ignitions by 3:30 p.m. each day. ...
Posted: 10/24/2016 - 2:46 pm
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District will be conducting a 850 acre prescribed burn on October 25th in the Nagel burn unit, weather dependent.
The Nagel Unit’s legal description is: T12N, R13E, Section 2 and T13N R13E, Section 33.
Ignition may last several days, with daily smoke impact anticipated within area drainages. Smoke will be visible northwest of Forest Lakes and also along Forest Roads 34 and 75. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic may be in the area.
Prescribed burning provides many...