Posted: 11/13/2017 - 1:15 pm
From minor incidents on high-volume freeways to serious collisions on lightly-traveled rural roads and everything in between, Traffic Incident Management keeps the traveling public moving and safe after incidents occur.
This week, the Arizona Department of Transportation and Arizona Department of Public Safety join other states and municipalities across the country in recognizing Traffic Incident Management Awareness Week.
Nearly 350 vehicle crashes occur every day in Arizona and most will be visited by emergency responders, which can include law enforcement, fire departments, medical services, transportation crews and tow trucks. Different responders have different duties on scene...
Posted: 11/13/2017 - 10:45 am
A prescribed burn project has begun this morning on the Coconino National Forest which will produce near Clint’s Well.
The Clint’s Burn Project scheduled today. The project is three miles north of Clint’s Well, near Lake Mary Road.
Prescribed burns are always dependent upon weather and wind conditions, which can differ drastically across the forest. Prescribed burns are also subject to approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality as they are coordinated across multiple forests.
MOGOLLON RIM RANGER DISTRICT.
When: Ignitions for the Clint’s Well Project begin...
Posted: 11/9/2017 - 3:47 pmTonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct a 1,247-acre prescribed fire treatment in the Shoofly ruinsarea north of Payson beginning on Monday, November 13, through Thursday, November 16, 2017.The prescribed fire will eliminate timber slash, dead and down woody debris, grass and brush.The treatment will take place on the east side of Houston Mesa Road (Forest Road 199). Duringthe day, smoke will impact Houston Mesa Road as well as the following communities: FreedomAcres, Beaver Valley, Whispering Pines and Cold Springs. During evening hours, residualsmoke will impact the communities of Star...
Posted: 11/9/2017 - 3:42 pmThe Kaibab National Forest will soon be able to begin implementation of a large-scale grassland restoration project across the Williams and TusayanRanger Districts thanks to a decision signed today by District Ranger Danelle D. Harrison.The South Zone Grassland Restoration Project will implement thinning, prescribed fire and otheractivities to restore the structure and function of grassland and pinyon-juniper grassland, also referred toas savanna, ecosystems in an effort to improve their resilience to disturbance and changing climateregimes.Specifically, Harrison’s decision allows for a combination...
Posted: 11/9/2017 - 3:36 pmFire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to resume prescribed burning in the Prescott Basin Tuesday November 14 th through Saturday November 18. The decision to proceed will be dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, airquality, weather forecasts and available resources.North Spruce RX – approximately 500 acres located 2 miles south of Prescott and 1 mile northeast ofGroom Creek (T13N, R2W, S24). Vegetation consists of Ponderosa Pine, pockets of chaparral and grass.Smoke could impact Senator Highway and Walker Road during the burn and evenings. With possible smokeimpacts to...