The Payson Ranger District will be conducting several pile burns today. Ignitions will occur in the Pine Pit, Chase Pit, Perley Pit, Pleasant Valley Pit, Gisela Pit, and near the Payson Ranger Station.
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.
The purpose of this fuels reduction work is to remove excess slash to reduce the threat of wildfires to the public and natural resources in the area. For more information call the Payson District Ranger Station at (928) 474-7900 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.