Coconino National Forest firefighters are planning to conduct a prescribed burn tomorrow south of Kachina Village and will continue other burn projects next week if weather conditions remain favorable.
Fire managers on the Whiskey Fire have will be using a helicopter to perform aerial ignitions to supplement the efforts of firefighters conducting hand ignition burnouts today which will produce large volumes of smoke going northeast.
Fire managers will be conducting prescribed burns near Flagstaff this week, beginning today, in strategic areas to help reduce the risk of severe wildfires around communities and important infrastructure.
Today (Nov. 13)
Heavy wooded areas ignited by the Gate 13 Fire this week are still burning today at Camp Navajo.
Rain and snow has reduced some burning timber to smolders; however, the moisture and cold temperatures have created mud and ice on the roads.
Camp Navajo Fire Department is reporting no issues at this point and will continue to monitor the fire until it is 100 percent extinguished.
Incident command for the Gate 13 Fire is scheduled to downsize from an integrated team of Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management and Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs personnel to Camp Navajo Fire Department tomorrow morning.
This decision comes with reports of 75 percent containment of the fire and a weather forecast favorable to fire suppression for the rest of the week.
Fire managers are planning several prescribed burn projects this week near Flagstaff that will produce visible smoke plumes close to town, likely starting Thursday (Oct. 27). Not all projects listed below will be pursued this week, but weather conditions will dictate which projects are initiated by fire managers, as one area may be suitable for burning while another area is not.
Fire managers are planning several prescribed burn projects next week, likely starting Monday (Oct. 17). These prescribed burns are conducted in order to help protect communities from severe wildfires by reducing forest fuel accumulation in strategic areas around northern Arizona communities, and also reintroduce fire into the Ponderosa pine ecosystem for restoration purposes.
Power along Kachina Trail in Kachina Village, AZ will be interrupted starting at 12:00 a.m., Oct. 14, 2016.
Power will be interrupted due to Arizona Public Service (APS) crews repairing a damaged utility line. The power outage, which will affect approximately 250 Kachina Trail properties between Bear Howard and Canyon Loop, is scheduled to run from 12:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m., Friday, Oct. 14.
Fire managers are planning several prescribed burn projects next week, likely starting Tuesday (Oct. 11), to reintroduce fire into the Ponderosa pine ecosystem and reduce forest fuel accumulation in strategic areas around northern Arizona communities.
Two of the projects—Eastside and Griffith Springs—will be close to Flagstaff and produce smoke plumes that will be very noticeable to those in and around Flagstaff. However, the smoke should rise and move toward the northeast, dissipating by the end of the day. Ignitions usually begin about 9 a.m.
Fire managers on Coconino National Forest (NF) are planning a maintenance prescribed burn beginning tomorrow, June 2, throughout the week near A-1 Mountain that will be very visible to Flagstaff residents.
The A-1 Project burn consists of 645 acres and will likely be burned in blocks of about 200 acres each day from Tuesday through Thursday, depending on conditions. The burn is located approximately six miles west of Flagstaff and a mile north of I-40 near A-1 Mountain.