Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

Public Meeting: There will be a community meeting in Alpine on Thursday night, April 19, 2018, at 6:00 pm, which be held at the Alpine Community Center, located at 12 County Road 2061, Alpine, AZ 85920.
 
Location: The Rattlesnake Fire is located approximately 43 miles southeast of Whiteriver, 20 miles southwest of Alpine, and over 50 miles northwest of San Carlos, burning on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, San Carlos Indian Reservation and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.
 

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for Friday, April 13 for all of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests due to strong winds and low relative humidity.

Only the National Weather Service can issue a Red Flag Warning. The term Red Flag Warning is used by fire weather forecasters to alert fire personnel and the public of potential extreme and critical fire weather due to high winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are issued when the ALL of the following criteria are met:

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for Wednesday (April 11) and Thursday (April 12) for areas of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests due to strong winds and low relative humidity.

Only the National Weather Service can issue a Red Flag Warning. The term Red Flag Warning is used by fire weather forecasters to alert fire personnel and the public of potential extreme and critical fire weather due to high winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are issued when the ALL of the following criteria are met:

The Clifton Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests plans to begin the Mesa Re-Entry prescribed burn on April 2. The project will be ongoing until May 4, depending on weather conditions.

The 7,471 acre burn area is bounded to the north and west by Pine Flat Rd (Forest Service Road (FSR) 515), to the south by Upper Eagle Creek Rd (FSR 215), and to the east by Sheep Wash Canyon.

The Springerville Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests will be burning slash piles today, February 28. The district plans to burn two units just west of Greer, south of Arizona State Highway 260, and along Forest Road 87, totaling approximately 195 acres.

Ignitions will occur throughout the morning to minimize the adverse effects of smoke on the local communities. Smoke may be visible from Greer, along portions of Arizona State Highway 260, and portions of County Road 1122. Motorists are advised to drive safely as smoke may limit visibility.

The Alpine Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to burn slash piles throughout the week starting February 27. The district plans to burn five units just south and east of Hulsey Lake, on Forest Road 8056, and north of Arizona State Highway 180/191, totaling 200 acres. Two other units totaling approximately 354 acres are located just north of Hulsey Lake, north of Forest Road 8056 and north of Arizona State Highway 180/191.

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