Coconino National Forest

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.

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.

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.

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