Pile burns Wednesday, Oct. 10 may affect areas near Lake Mary Road

October 9, 2018 - 3:53 pm

Fire managers will be conducting slash pile burns tomorrow south of Flagstaff near Forest Road 132.

Smoke is expected to disperse toward the north/northeast and will be visible to motorists along Lake Mary Road and nearby forest roads, as well the communities of Walnut Canyon and Flagstaff. Smoke may settle during evening hours and impact low laying areas such as Lower Lake Mary, Upper Lake Mary, Walnut Canyon and the Pine Canyon area.

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 ignition begins on 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.