Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest (NF) plan to burn tomorrow, Jan. 6, through Friday, Jan. 9, pending favorable weather conditions.
The burning of debris left over from thinning projects requires 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.
Spruce Mtn Road Piles – Approximately 50 Acres (T13N, R2W, S25); located east of the community of Groom Creek off Spruce Mountain Road.
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, please call the Prescott NF Fire Information Hotline at (928) 777-5799 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/prescott.