Posted: 2/28/2017 - 10:02 am
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning slash piles March 1 through March 3, if conditions allow. The ignition area is on Timber Knoll just south of Ojo Bonito Estates. Scattered piles will be burned across roughly 30 acres of forest land each day. Smoke impact is anticipated 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 diversity, recycles plant nutrients into...
Posted: 2/27/2017 - 10:10 am
Fire managers on the Sierra Vista Ranger District, Coronado National Forest expect to ignite the Carr Barn West (148 acres) and Carr Barn East (160 acres) prescribed fires on February 28. Ignitions are contingent upon conditions falling within prescriptive parameters such as temperature, wind speed and direction, relative humidity fuel moisture, and fire behavior.
The 308-acre Carr Barn Prescribed Fire will burn near the base of Carr Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains. The area will be ignited by firefighters from local, state and federal agencies and will be monitored until the fire is completely out. The project is expected to be completed in one day.
Prescribed fires are among the...
Posted: 2/21/2017 - 2:18 pmThe Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) is offering free seasonal flu vaccinations.The free flu vaccination clinics will be held on Friday, Feb. 24 from 8 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 5 pm and Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9 am to 1 pm at the CCPHSD Clinic located at 2625 N. King St., Flagstaff. Appointments are available by call 928-679-7222 or toll-free at 1-877-679-7272. Walk-ins are welcome. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that flu vaccination efforts continue throughout the flu season. According to the CDC, Flu activity can occur as late as May.“Because flu activity can continue well into spring, it’s...
Posted: 2/17/2017 - 2:21 pm
Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct prescribed fire treatments west of the community of Whispering Pines on Thursday, February 23rd and Friday, February 24th. Weather conditions may provide an opportunity to burn 291 acres of vegetative debris piles located two miles west of Whispering Pines. During the day, smoke will move in a northeasterly direction impacting Rim Trail, Washington Park, Verde Glen, and Shadow Rim Girl Scout Ranch. During evening hours, residual smoke will impact Whispering Pines, Beaver Valley, East Verde River corridor, and Flowing Springs. Smoke may linger in these areas through Sunday, February 26, 2017.
Residents and visitors to the...
Posted: 2/10/2017 - 10:15 am
Tonto National Forest fire specialists will continue conducting prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, through Friday, February 17, 2017. Current weather conditions are providing an opportunity to burn 115 acres of vegetative debris piles in the area between Christopher Creek Campground and Hunter Creek east of Payson and south of Arizona State Route 260. Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell moderate-to-heavy amounts of smoke during the four-day operation. During the day and evening hours, smoke will impact R-C Boy Scout Camp, Kohls Ranch, Bear Flat, and Hunter Creek. Residual smoke may linger in the area through Sunday,...