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...
Posted: 3/16/2017 - 2:43 pm
The Springerville Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations March 17. The district plans to burn approximately 286 acres on the Hideaways Unit, just east of Greens Peak Hideaways. Personnel will remain on scene monitoring the burn through the weekend as needed.
Ignitions will occur throughout the morning to minimize the adverse effects of smoke on the local communities. Smoke will be visible from Round Valley, Arizona State Highway 260, U.S. Highway 60 and along Forest Road 117. Motorists are advised to drive safely when approaching areas where prescribed fire activities may limit visibility and...
Posted: 3/13/2017 - 10:27 am
The Springerville Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations March 14 and 15. The district plans to burn approximately 1,830 acres on the Garris East Unit, southeast of Vernon. Personnel will remain on scene monitoring the burn through the weekend as needed.
Smoke will be seen from Round Valley, Arizona State Highway 260, U.S. Highway 60 and along Forest Road 61. Prescribed burning enhances wildlife habitat and watershed conditions, while promoting forest health and protecting communities from the effects of future high severity wildfire. This prescribed fire is in cooperation with the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s...