Prescott National Forest fire managers plan to continue fuels treatment in the Prescott Basin tomorrow, April 28.
Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience.
Burning will start tomorrow and could continue through Monday, May 2, pending favorable weather conditions.
Groom Creek Horse Camp Piles – 1 acre of piles that are located approximately 5 miles south Prescott, near the community of Groom Creek (T13N, R2W, S35).
Wolf Creek Campground Piles – 1 acre of piles that are located approximately 6 miles south of Prescott, near the community of Groom Creek (T13N, R2W, S34).
Mt Francis Fuel Break Piles – 40 acres of piles that are located approximately 6 miles south of Prescott, east of Highway 89 near Ponderosa Park (T13N, R2W, S31).
Horsethief Lake Piles – 5 acres piles that are located approximately 3 miles south and east of Crown King (T10N, R1E, S31).
Burning of debris left over from thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning. Pile burning is one piece of the ongoing fuels reduction work in the Prescott basin.
All prescribed fires activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather, fuels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (www.azdeq.gov).
For additional prescribed fire information, call the Prescott NF Fire Information Hotline at (928) 777-5799 or visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott