Fire managers on the Williams Ranger District will take advantage of the recent widespread rain that has delivered adequate moisture to the area and will burn two small areas of slash piles on Friday of this week.
A 20 acre unit of hand piles approximately 8 miles south of Williams near county road 73 and forest road 139, and a single pile at the green waste disposal site located at the old dump site off forest road 900 north of Pittman Valley are scheduled for ignition on Friday morning.
This operation is projected to be complete in one day and is not expected to have any long term smoke impacts to roadways or developed areas. Smoke may be visible near both locations throughout the day however will be short in duration. No overnight impacts are expected.
Visitors are always reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of prescribed fires, as firefighters, fire-related traffic and smoke may all be present.
All prescribed fires are subject to approval by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. For additional information on the Smoke Management Division and to view prescribed burn authorizations for any given day, visit www.azdeq.gov/SmokeManagemet
Notifications of upcoming prescribed fires are provided regularly throughout the year. This information can be found at the following sources: