Fire managers will be conducting slash pile burns near Flagstaff and on Lake Mary Road starting Monday.
Several large slash pile burns near the base of Mount Elden, and two small pile burns near the Mormon Lake and Mormon Guard workstations are planned for Monday and Tuesday. Smoke will be evident on the east side of Flagstaff on U.S. Highway 89, west Flagstaff near U.S. Route 66, Lake Mary Road and Interstate 40. Smoke is expected to disperse toward the northeast and settle in low-lying areas during the evening hours near the burn sites. There are several piles to be burned in the future for the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project Dry Lake area encompassing the base of Mount Elden if conditions are suitable.
The public and media can get notifications of the ignition of prescribed burning or any other activity happening on the Coconino National Forest by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CoconinoNF.
Coconino National Forest works closely with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to monitor smoke impacts. Individuals sensitive to smoke can learn how to protect their health by visiting the Coconino County Public Health Service District website at http://bit.ly/SmokeHealthAwareness.