The Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District, will conduct pile burning on the east side of the Huachuca Mountains. Ignition will begin on or around September 25, depending on weather conditions.
Piles consist of debris remaining from the Old Spanish Trail wildfire which burned in the area March 10, 2015.
The pile burning will occur ½ mile north of Ramsey Canyon Road, near Brown Canyon Ranch, in the vicinity of Old Spanish Trail on Forest Service Road 5736. Recent precipitation from monsoon storms along with high relative humidity resulted in moist conditions under which the work can proceed. The burning will continue while environmental conditions remain favorable or until the project is complete. No closures will be in effect in the area, hikers are welcome.
Smoke will be most prevalent in the morning hours as work will cease midday to allow piles to be fully consumed by late afternoon. Smoke will be visible but limited and sporadic throughout the day. Minimal smoke may settle in low-lying areas during the evening hours in the immediate proximity of all fire projects.
For more information please contact the Sierra Vista Ranger District, 4070 S. Avenida Saracino, in Hereford at (520) 378-0311. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.