Tonto Basin fire specialists are planning a pile burn on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
Fire specialists will burn the community green waste pit near Punkin Center and west of State Route 188. Visitors and residents in the area may see smoke during ignitions but impacts are expected to be minimal to State Route 188 and the community of Tonto Basin.
The Forest Service will post signs alerting the public that fire specialists will be burning. Officials urge motorists to slow down when driving through smoky areas for the safety of firefighters and the public.
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