The Springerville Ranger District Fire Management fire crews will continue to take advantage of wet conditions to continue burning slash piles near Big Lake and northwest of Greens Peak this week.
Smoke will disperse towards Big Lake and St. John during ignition today and will settle in local drainages overnight.
Pile burns require more moisture in the surrounding vegetation and are usually conducted when there is a considerable amount of rain. Piles consist of the slash from forest thinning projects, which include small logs and branches. Pile burning usually produces less smoke than broadcast burns.
Questions or concerns contact Cary Stock, Springerville Ranger District Assistant Fire Management Officer at (928) 333-6351 or by calling 311 or 928-333-3412. Also, check out the ASNFs website at: www.fs.usda.gov/asnf