Fire specialists are planning several pile burns on the Tonto Basin Ranger District, Jan. 19, 2023.
Burn operations will occur at the Indian Point Community Green Waste site, as well as one pile burn at Burnt Corral Campground located at Forest Service Road 49 and State Route 88, and one pile at the Crabtree Wash Pit near Apache Lake Marina. Pile burns range from 1 acre to a quarter of an acre in size.
Smoke is anticipated to be moderate during ignitions and is expected to disperse by the late afternoon with minimal impacts to Arizona State Routes 88 and 188, the community of Tonto Basin and the Apache Lake Marina Resort. Ignitions will be completed by noon. Nighttime smoke should be minimal and may impact the community of Tonto Basin, Punkin Center and potentially the Apache Lake Marina Resort.
The Forest Service will post signs on roads likely to be affected by smoke. Officials urge motorists to use caution while driving through these areas and to slow down for the safety of firefighters and the public.
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