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Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct prescribed fire treatments west of the community of Whispering Pines on Tuesday, February 21, through Friday, February 24, 2017.  Weather conditions may provide an opportunity to burn 291 acres of vegetative debris piles located two miles west of Whispering Pines.  During the day, smoke will move in a northeasterly direction impacting Rim Trail, Washington Park, Verde Glen, and Shadow Rim Girl Scout Ranch.  During evening hours, residual smoke will impact Whispering Pines, Beaver Valley, East Verde River corridor, and Flowing Sp

Tonto National Forest fire specialists will resume prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson starting on Monday, February 6 through Friday, February 10, 2017  Fire specialists will eliminate 100 acres of vegetative debris piles in the Tonto Creek Estates area.  During the day, smoke will move northeast and will impact the communities of Zane Grey and Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery.  Smoke may hang against the face of the Mogollon Rim.  Residual smoke in the evening will impact Zane Grey, Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery, Tonto Creek Estates, Bear Flat and Kohls Ranch.  Smoke may linger in the a

Tonto National Forest fire specialists will resume prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson starting on Wednesday, February 1 through Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Current weather conditions provide an opportunity to eliminate 78 acres of vegetative debris piles located 15 miles northeast of Payson in and around the community of Zane Grey.  Fire specialists may also eliminate 100 acres of vegetative debris piles in the Tonto Creek Estates area during the same time frame.  During the day, smoke will move northeast and will impact the communities of Zane Grey and Tonto Creek Fish Hatc

The Tonto National Forest will continue conducting prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson starting on Monday, November 28, 2016.  Current weather conditions are providing an opportunity to burn vegetative debris piles in the Diamond Point Summer Homes area ten miles northeast of Payson.  Tonto National Forest fire specialists will begin eliminating 174 acres of piles in the Diamond Point Summer Homes area on Monday, November 28 and Tuesday, November 29, 2016.  During the day, smoke will impact the Diamond Point Summer Homes, Mead Ranch, Ellison Creek Estates, Zane Grey, and La Ci

Tonto National Forest fire specialists will continue to take advantage of weather conditions to conduct fire treatments on the Payson Ranger District beginning Monday, November 7, 2016.

Fire specialists will burn piles around the Diamond Point Lookout northeast of Payson, beginning on Monday, November 7, and lasting through Wednesday, November 9, 2016.  Smoke will be moderate and impact the communities of Diamond Point Summer homes during the day.  During the evening, smoke will impact Diamond Point Shadows and Star valley.  Smoke may linger in the area until the weekend.

Crews made very good progress on the eastern interior of the Fulton Fire on Sunday. Crews continued to introduce fire in unburned pockets within the interior of the fire’s perimeter thus reducing the chance that fire activity will increase in intensity as the weather changes. Today the focus of fire crews will shift from suppression to mop-up, monitor, and patrol. A local Type 3 team (Andy Mandell, IC) will assume command of this next phase on Tuesday.

Due to high humidity Thursday, the Fulton Fire displayed minimal activity through the day. Fire crews focused on holding and improving established firelines and scouting alternative locations for the southern fireline. In order to establish a buffer between the fire and private property additional fire lines are being establish along Forest Road 3653 north of Gordon Canyon and Colcord Cove.

The Fulton Fire fire displayed minimal activity through the day on September 21, allowing crews time to reinforce fire line in anticipation for today’s wind event. Last night firefighters continued to patrol the fire to prevent movement outside of pre-established containment lines. The fire growth reflected in today’s statistics is attributed to improved information gathering resulting in better mapping of the incident area.  There was very little actual change in the size of the fire-affected area.

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