The Alpine Ranger District is closing the Alpine Burn Pit to the community for the health and safety of the public after a successful ignition of piles of collected slash. No more slash deposits are being accepted from the community until further notice.
District fire crews conducted a pile burn at the Alpine Burn Pit on January 5th to reduce the slash and green waste from the community burn pit and to open more space for future slash dumping. Crews stayed on scene until there was no further threat of escape.
Smoke will be visible from Alpine, along portions of Arizona State Hwy 180 and the Blue Road (County Road 2104), Motorists are advised to drive safely as smoke may limit visibility. Lingering smoke may be present. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures, although there should not be a large volume of smoke being produced. Information on air quality and active prescribed burns can be found on Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s webpage: https://azdeq.gov/. Fire personnel will monitor the burn pit until it is completely out.
The public can obtain additional information via the following:
•Local Ranger Station: Alpine Ranger District at (928) 339-5000
•311 Information at (928) 333-3412
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