Posted: 3/6/2017 - 10:14 am
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning slash piles March 6 through March 10, if conditions allow. The ignition area is on Timber Knoll just south of Ojo Bonito Estates. Scattered piles will be burned across roughly 10 acres of forest land each day. Light smoke impacts are possible along Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the pile burn as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.
Prescribed burning provides many benefits and is essential to maintaining healthy forest ecosystems. It provides habitat...
Posted: 3/6/2017 - 5:23 am
North Zone fire managers plan to resume pile burning in the vicinity of the Arizona Department of Transportation Maintenance facility near Jacob Lake starting as early as Monday.
Pile burning is one piece of the ongoing hazardous fuels reduction efforts of the Plateau Facilities Fire Protection Project on approximately 5,000 acres surrounding 33 structures across the Kaibab Plateau. Fire managers plan to initially target 25 acres of piles and continue throughout the week as conditions allow.
As a reminder, all prescribed fire activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather and fuel conditions, including winds, temperature, humidity, vegetation moisture...
Posted: 3/1/2017 - 1:54 pm
Prescott National Forest fire managers plan to continue fuels treatment in the Prescott Basin. Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience. Burning will start on Friday March 3rd and continue through Friday, March 10th, 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, S31).
Oak Knoll Piles – Piles are located approximately 2 miles south of Prescott (T13N, R2W, S12, 13, 14).
Skyline Piles – Piles are located north and west...
Posted: 2/28/2017 - 3:55 pm
Interstate 10 has reopened near San Simon, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Blowing dust closed the highway this morning.
Posted: 2/28/2017 - 10:51 am
Interstate 10 is closed in both directions near San Simon because of blowing dust near milepost 376, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Eastbound I-10 is closed at milepost 352. Westbound I-10 is closed at Lordsburg, N.M.
There is no estimated time to reopen the freeway 15 miles west of the New Mexico state line. Drivers should plan for delays and use alternate routes.
Eastbound traffic can use US 191 northbound to US 70 eastbound to Lordsburg. Westbound I-10 traffic can use the same route.
For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at...