Lakeside Ranger District

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will continue burning the 3,960 acre prescribed burn within the Whitcom unit, weather dependent, north east of the community of Pinetop.  The district has completed approximately 3,100 acres.  Fire management proposes to burn an estimated 1,000 additional acres to complete this phase of the project from November 14 through November 17.

The Whitcom Unit is located northeast of Pinetop, along Forest Service Roads 182, 283, 283A and 185.

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District plans to burn slash piles on roughly 15 acres of forest land August 14 through August 20, weather permitting. Ignition will take place on Timber Knoll just south of Ojo Bonito Estates. Smoke impact is anticipated along Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. In the interest of safety, 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, Lakeside Ranger District plans to conduct a 15 acre prescribed burn Sunday, May 21, weather permitting. The prescribed burn is within the Marsh Unit which is located three miles north of Show Low on the west side of Arizona State Highway 77 near Telephone Lake (T10N, R22E, Section 5).

Minimal smoke impact is anticipated and may be visible from Arizona State Highway 77, U.S. Highway 60 and the local areas of Linden and Show Low. 

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Lakeside Ranger District plans to conduct a 15 acre prescribed burn today, May 12, weather permitting. The prescribed burn is within the Marsh Unit which is located three miles north of Show Low on the west side of Arizona State Highway 77 near Telephone Lake (T10N, R22E, Section 5).

Minimal smoke impact is anticipated and may be visible from Arizona State Highway 77, U.S. Highway 60 and the local areas of Linden and Show Low. 

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Lakeside Ranger District plans to start conducting a 3,960 acre prescribed burn on May 2 through May 8, weather permitting. The prescribed burn is within the Whitcom Unit which is located northeast of the community of Pinetop, along Forest Service Roads 182, 283, 283A and 185. The Country Club Trail will be impacted by the prescribed burn, north of Forest Service Road 185. Fire personnel advise that the public utilizes other trails for recreating during the duration of the prescribed burn for personnel safety.

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning slash piles March 6 through March 10, if conditions allow. The ignition area is on Timber Knoll just south of Ojo Bonito Estates. Scattered piles will be burned across roughly 10 acres of forest land each day. Light smoke impacts are possible along Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. In the interest of safety, 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’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning slash piles March 1 through March 3, if conditions allow. The ignition area is on Timber Knoll just south of Ojo Bonito Estates. Scattered piles will be burned across roughly 30 acres of forest land each day. Smoke impact is anticipated along Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. In the interest of safety, 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’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning slash piles February 6 through February 10, if conditions allow. The ignition area is on Timber Knoll just south of Ojo Bonito Estates. Scattered piles will be burned across roughly 10 acres of forest land each day. Smoke impact is anticipated along Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. In the interest of safety, 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’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning slash piles January 30 through February 3, if conditions allow. The ignition area is on Timber Knoll just south of Ojo Bonito Estates. Scattered piles will be burned across roughly 10 acres of forest land each day. Smoke impact is anticipated along Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the pile burn as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.      

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