Beaver Valley

Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct a 1,247-acre prescribed fire treatment in the Shoofly ruins
area north of Payson beginning on Monday, November 13, through Thursday, November 16, 2017.
The prescribed fire will eliminate timber slash, dead and down woody debris, grass and brush.
The treatment will take place on the east side of Houston Mesa Road (Forest Road 199). During
the day, smoke will impact Houston Mesa Road as well as the following communities: Freedom

The Tonto National Forest will continue conducting prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson.  Starting on Monday, January 25, 2016, fire specialists will begin eliminating 178 acres of vegetative debris piles in Bonita and Ellison creeks, and near Las Cienegas Ranch.  Smoke will impact Bonita Creek, Ellison Creek, and the La Cienega Ranch areas during the day.  Residual smoke in the evening hours will impact Bonita Creek, Whispering Pines, and Beaver Valley.  Smoke may linger in these areas through Sunday,
January 31, 2016.

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