Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District in the Prescott National Forest (NF) plan to burn piles on Thursday and Friday, Jan 29 and 30, pending favorable weather conditions. Specific days to burn will be determined by current and expected weather patterns allowing fire managers to make every effort to minimize smoke impacts to nearby communities.
Approximately 50 acres of piles (T14N, R3W, S34) located between Highland Pines and Deering Park. Burning of debris left over from brush-crush thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning.
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 more prescribed fire information, please call the Prescott NF Fire Information Hotline at (928) 777-5799 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/prescott.