Heber-Overgaard

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District will be burning 30 acres of slash piles east of the Hilltop Circle K on the south side of State Highway 260 from February 6 - February 10, weather permitting.

The communities of Heber-Overgaard and State Highway 260 may be impacted with smoke. Community members and forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the pile burn as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District will be burning 30 acres of slash piles east of the Hilltop Circle K on the south side of State Highway 260 from January 24 - February 3.

The communities of Heber-Overgaard and State Highway 260 may be impacted with smoke. Community members and forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the pile burn as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.

The Fill Fire is continuing to burn southwest of Pinedale in the previous Rodeo-Chediski Fire perimeter off the Forest Service 132 and 300 roads on the Lakeside Ranger District. The fire crews monitored the fire yesterday and kept the fire within its identified boundaries. Fire activity was low and crews will continue to monitor fire behavior.

Smoke may continue to impact Highway 260 and Clay Springs, and may be visible from State Highway 60 and U.S. Highway 260, as well as the communities of Heber-Overgaard, Linden, Pinedale, Snowflake, Taylor, Show Low and

The Sam Jim Fire is located approximately 4 miles South of Chevelon Lake in the Black Mesa Ranger District.  The fire is approximately 127 acres in size in light to medium fuels    and is zero percent contained.   The fire is burning in ponderosa pine with a grass understory and in mixed conifer.    

Smoke may be visible on Forest Roads 504 and 170 and also visible in the Forest Lakes and Heber-Overgaard areas. If you have any further questions please contact the Black Mesa Ranger District at (928) 535-7300.

The Baldwin Fire is burning in the Black Mesa Ranger District, 4-5 miles south of Heber-Overgaard. The fire is approximately 276 acres and 10 percent contained.  The fire is not a threat to the communities of Heber and Overgaard. Crews are blacklining around the perimeter of the fire as weather permits. Due to this activity, increased smoke may be visible from the community at times, and smoke may drift into Heber, Overgaard, Forest Lakes, Highway 260 and surrounding areas throughout the weekend. Fire is burning in the Rodeo/Chediski burn area.

The Baldwin Fire area received moisture from last night’s storm. the fire is burning in the Rodeo/Chediski burn area. It is not a threat to the communities of Heber and Overgaard. However, smoke from the fire may be visible from the community at times, and smoke may drift into Heber, Overgaard, Forest Lakes, Highway 260 and surrounding areas throughout the weekend. The fire is bound by major Forest Service system roads at this time.

The Black Mesa Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests received record rainfall this summer and fall. They are planning to conduct prescribed burns from October 13-December 31, 2015. The district plans to treat approximately 6,000 acres within the Rodeo-Chediski prescribed fire area south of Heber-Overgaard and around the Black Mesa Ranger District administrative site. Additionally, the district will treat up to 2,500 acres in the Nagel Area near Dutch Joe Ranch. The public will receive notifications when weather permits the district a window to burn.

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (NFs) fire managers on the Black Mesa Ranger District plan to burn piles today and tomorrow, Jan. 7 and 8.

The planned prescribed burns are in the area near Hilltop Circle K, and west of Heber-Overgaard (and north of Upper Sharp – T12N, R16E, Sec. 29 and 32). Black Mesa Ranger District fire crews will burn piles which require more moisture. 

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