Fire specialists on the Cave Creek Ranger District are planning to burn up to 15 acres of vegetative debris piles February 2-4, 2021. Ignitions will occur at Bartlett Lake, Horseshoe Lake and Rio Verde Foothills subdivision. Signs will be posted in these areas to alert the public of the operations.
Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell light-to-moderate amounts of smoke near 172nd Street north of Rio Verde/Dynamite Drive. Forest officials don't expect large amounts of smoke but urge drivers to use caution while driving through these areas for the safety of firefighters and the public.
The purpose of this fuels reduction work is to remove leftover slash from thinning operations intended to lower the threat of wildfires to the public and natural resources in the area. For more information call the Cave Creek District Ranger Station at (480) 595-3300 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.