The Tonto National Forest will continue conducting prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson. Starting on Monday, January 25, 2016, fire specialists will begin eliminating 178 acres of vegetative debris piles in Bonita and Ellison creeks, and near Las Cienegas Ranch. Smoke will impact Bonita Creek, Ellison Creek, and the La Cienega Ranch areas during the day. Residual smoke in the evening hours will impact Bonita Creek, Whispering Pines, and Beaver Valley. Smoke may linger in these areas through Sunday,
January 31, 2016.