With predicted rain in the forecast, fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to burn piles Tuesday, July 15 through Saturday, July 19. If conditions are not favorable on Tuesday, fire managers may consider burning later in the week.
Ponderosa Park Piles – Approximately 10 Acres (T13N, R2W, S30); just west of Ponderosa Park Subdivision; on the east side of Highway 89. All piles are small diameter chaparral. The piles will produce very little residual smoke once ignitions are complete. All burning will be weather dependent and is part 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).
The public can obtain additional prescribed fire information via the following:
Local Ranger Stations:
- Bradshaw Ranger District, (928) 443-8000
- Chino Valley Ranger District (928) 777-2200
- Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121
THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!
It only takes one spark to start a wildfire. Chainsaws, dragging trailer safety chains, carelessly tossed cigarettes, fireworks, abandoned campfires, and discharge of firearms are all known causes of wildfire. Wildfires impact recreation areas, may destroy homes, and threaten lives.