The Coconino County Board of Supervisors voted to further enact Stage 1 fire restrictions today during a special session. Restrictions will be for County lands up to the Southern Rim of the Grand Canyon and begin at 8 a.m., Friday, April 27. Previous restrictions were in place for the part of the County below the Mogollon Rim only.
Coconino National Forest
Stage 1 campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented on most of the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest starting on Friday (April 20) at 8 a.m.
Coconino National Forest fire managers have scaled back several burn projects this week due to weather conditions and resource availability, while focusing on one prescribed burn in the Flagstaff area and another near Buck Mountain tomorrow.
The Upper Lake Mary Project and Upper Beaver Creek Project will begin tomorrow morning while winds and conditions are favorable. Other prescribed burns that were planned for Wednesday, such as the A1 Mountain Project and Kendrick Project, have been cancelled until conditions are better.
Coconino National Forest fire managers have planned several prescribed burns next week throughout the forest due to predicted favorable weather and wind conditions. These burns could be cancelled or postponed if conditions change.
FLAGSTAFF RANGER DISTRICT
A1 Mountain Project
When: Planned ignition will be Tuesday and Wednesday (April 17, 18). Ignitions typically begin around 8 a.m.
Coconino National Forest fire managers have planned several prescribed burns next week throughout the forest.
FLAGSTAFF RANGER DISTRICT:
Munds Park Project
When: Planned ignition will be Tuesday (April 10). Ignitions typically begin around 8 a.m.
Fire managers on the Coconino National Forest are planning to burn a 100-acre area immediately south of Munds Park Tuesday morning (April 10) to help add defensible space for this community.
With prescription criteria within the parameters needed for burning in the area, the burn will take place immediately south of Odell Lake sometime after 8 a.m.
Fire managers on the Coconino National Forest have decided to burn a 200 acre area immediately south of Mountainaire tomorrow, April 5, to add more defensible space for this community.
With prescription criteria within the parameters needed for burning in the Mountainaire area, a 200-acre area of land needing fire treatment immediately south of Pawnee and Bannock Streets (35°04'31.6"N, 111°39'35.0"W) will be lit tomorrow morning sometime after 8 a.m.
The Howard Burn Project is scheduled to begin this morning approximately 1 mile southeast of Mountainaire (35° 4'44.49"N, 111°38'13.72"W) and is comprised of 875 acres that will produce visible smoke in the Flagstaff area.
Fire managers in the Mogollon Rim Ranger District are planning a prescribed burn starting Wednesday (April 4) to reintroduce fire into the Ponderosa pine ecosystem near Buck Mountain and the burn will reduce forest fuel accumulation in strategic areas around northern Arizona communities.
Coconino National Forest fire managers plan to burn excess fuels near Mountainaire and Lake Mary during next week as weather allows.
The Howard Burn Project encompasses approximately 800 acres and is located just southeast of Mountainaire (35°04'31.6"N, 111°39'35.0"W). Within this broadcast burn area there are also slash piles which will burn and may smoke for several days within the prescription area. Fire managers are planning to use Forest Roads 235, 235A, 235J and local topography as area boundaries.