Pile burns southeast of Flagstaff scheduled for Wednesday afternoon

October 30, 2018 - 3:45 pm

Fire managers will be conducting slash pile burns 26 miles southeast of Flagstaff Wednesday (October 31, 2018) afternoon.

The piles are on 100-acres of forest land near the Flying M Ranch at Yeager Canyon (34.968739, -111.270125).

Smoke is expected to disperse toward the north and northeast being visible to motorists from the Mormon Lake overlook on Lake Mary Road to travelers on Interstate 40 near Twin Arrows. Smoke may settle during evening hours impacting low laying areas in Yeager Canyon.

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.