Flagstaff

Coconino National Forest firefighters plan to conduct a prescribed burn on Thursday (June 6) several miles southeast of Flagstaff, which will produce noticeable smoke in the area between Lake Mary Road and Interstate 40.
 
The Southside project has been postponed several times this year due to unfavorable weather conditions, but the forecast for Thursday is predicted to be ideal for this complex and important project near the Pine Canyon and Continental Country Club communities. Firing ignitions will begin at approximately 9 a.m.
 

Fire managers plan to utilize an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to monitor, gather intelligence, and conduct burnout operations on the Maroon Fire in areas which are inaccessible or too hazardous for firefighters.

The Forest Service has experimented with UAS on incidents in the past, but the Maroon Fire incident management team will be the first to officially order and operate this specialized equipment on an active incident to meet operational objectives. 

Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) Officials are urging people to protect themselves against rabies. 

CCPHSD advises individuals to seek immediate medical attention if they are bitten or have had contact with an animal suspected to have rabies. Postexposure prophylaxis, a series of injections, may be recommended to prevent disease. Once symptoms appear, rabies is fatal in humans.

Coconino National Forest firefighters have planned and prepared to conduct five different prescribed burns at locations across the Flagstaff Ranger District this week, with some operations possibly being conducted simultaneously.
 
As the weather forecast shows some unsettled conditions, each prescribed fire operation will be conducted when it has the most favorable conditions. As such, these burns might not occur on the days listed below. Firing ignitions begin at approximately 9 a.m. each morning.
 
Project: Southside #1

While there’s plenty of snow in the high country thanks to this week’s powerful storm, drivers should resist the temptation to park along state highways to play in it, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety and Arizona Department of Transportation.

Highway shoulders are for emergencies only. By law, you must exit highways and park in designated areas beyond the highway right of way before building that snowman.

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