Pile burns planned for Thursday and Friday near Clints Well and Flagstaff

November 28, 2018 - 4:23 pm

Fire managers will be conducting slash pile burns Thursday (Nov. 29) and Friday (Nov. 30) near Clints Well and Flagstaff.

Mogollon Rim Ranger District firefighters are planning to burn slash piles both Thursday and Friday near the intersection of state Routes 87 and 260 southwest of Clints Well. Smoke may be noticeable from these machine piles as wind speed decreases. Smoke will settle during evening hours in the West Clear Creek Wilderness and impact low lying areas near the burn site.

Smoke from pile burns near Mount Elden’s Fatman’s Loop trail, west of U.S. Highway 89, is expected to disperse toward the northeast and be visible to Flagstaff residents and motorists using U.S. Highway 89. Smoke will settle during evening hours and impact low lying areas near the burn site.

The public and media can get notifications of prescribed burns or any other activity happening on the Coconino National Forest by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CoconinoNF.

When a prescribed burn begins, we update our Twitter account so the public can know why smoke is in the air and where it is coming from.

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.