Mingus Mountain

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District have several fuel treatments planned October 16th through November 20th; depending on current and expected weather conditions.  Tactics to keep smoke impacts as minimal as possible include canceling approved burns when conditions aren’t favorable, timing daytime ignitions to allow the majority of smoke to disperse prior to settling overnight, and burning larger sections at a time when conditions are favorable to reduce the overall number of days smoke is in the area.

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District plan to burn piles on Mingus Mountain, Monday March 20th through Friday, March 24th; weather conditions permitting.  Locations are near the Summer Homes, North and South of the Communications Towers and areas along Forest Road 413, 105 and 132. Piles have been generated from harvest activity and Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) thinning’s.

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District plan to burn piles on Mingus Mountain, Monday November 21st and Tuesday, November 22nd; weather conditions permitting. Locations are near the Summer Homes, North and South of the Communications Towers and areas along Forest Road 413, 105 and 132. Piles have been generated from harvest activity and Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) thinning’s.

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District plan to burn piles Tuesday, April 12, through Friday, April 15; pending favorable weather conditions.   

Piles are located east of Highway 89A; at the junction of Forest Road 104 and Forest Road 413. Approximately 10 acres of piles per day will be treated. No road or trail closures are expected, but visitors should be cautious while traveling in the area. 

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District plan to burn piles Monday, December 14 through Friday, December 18; weather conditions permitting.  Burning of debris left over from thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning.  Benefits from these treatments help to reduce hazardous and increase ecosystem and community resilience.   

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District have several fuel treatments planned through the middle of November.   Depending on current and expected weather conditions, any of the following treatments could start as early as October 16th.  Tactics to keep smoke impacts as minimal as possible include canceling approved burns when conditions aren’t favorable, timing daytime ignitions to allow the majority of smoke to disperse prior to settling overnight, and burning larger sections at a time when conditions are favorable to reduce the overall number of days smoke is in the area.

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