Payson

As part of the Tonto National Forest’s ongoing strategy to restore the health of the landscape and reduce catastrophic wildfire danger in Rim County, fire specialists will conduct prescribed fire treatments on 758 acres south of Payson, starting on Monday, January 29, and continuing through Friday, February 2, 2018.  The treatment areas are located south of the Payson Golf Course, north of Oxbow Estates, southwest of Granite Dells, south of Round Valley, and north of Jim Jones Shooting Range.

Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct a 1,247-acre prescribed fire treatment in the Shoofly ruins
area north of Payson beginning on Monday, November 13, through Thursday, November 16, 2017.
 
The prescribed fire will eliminate timber slash, dead and down woody debris, grass and brush.
The treatment will take place on the east side of Houston Mesa Road (Forest Road 199). During
the day, smoke will impact Houston Mesa Road as well as the following communities: Freedom

Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct a 2,000 acres prescribed fire treatment in the Shoofly area, just north of Payson, beginning on Tuesday, October 10 through Friday, October 20, 2017.  This treatment will eliminate timber slash, dead and down woody debris, grass and brush.  During the day, smoke will impact the communities of Mesa del Caballo and Freedom Acres.  During evening hours, residual smoke will travel down the East Verde Corridor and will impact the communities of Beaver Valley, Flowing Springs, E.

A brush fire burning in the median on Interstate 17 at milepost 249 is causing extensive southbound delays, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Traffic is backed up about 7 miles from Bumble Bee Road to Badger Springs Road. Motorists should consider taking an alternate route, including State Route 260 through Camp Verde to SR 87 through Payson.

Acres: 7,198 acres                                                           

Start Date: June 10, 2017

Cause: Unknown, under investigation                   

Origin: 8 mi N of Payson in 1990 Dude Fire Scar

Containment: 92%                                                         

Fuels: Grass, brush, heavy and down fuels, ponderosa pine and mixed conifer

Total personnel: 421                                                     

Acres: 7,198 acres                                                           

Start Date:June 10, 2017

Cause: Unknown, under investigation                    

Origin: 8 mi N of Payson in 1990 Dude Fire Scar

Containment: 92%                                                          

Fuels: Grass, brush, heavy and down fuels, ponderosa pine and mixed conifer

Total personnel: 421                                                      

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