Payson Ranger District

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

As part of the Forest’s ongoing strategy to reduce catastrophic wildfire danger in Rim County, Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct a 1,479-acre broadcast prescribed fire treatment in the Clay Springs area between forest roads 411 and 128.  Ignitions will commence on Monday, November 6, 2017, and continue through Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  This treatment will eliminate timber slash, dead and down woody debris, grass and brush.  During the day, smoke will impact Forest Lakes, 512 Road, commonly called the Young Road, the OW Ranch, and State Highway 260.  Residual

The Forest Service is taking advantage of favorable weather conditions to burn vegetative debris piles in the Tonto Creek area 15 miles northeast of Payson.

Tonto National Forest fire specialists will begin eliminating 98 acres of piles in the Tonto Creek Estates area beginning Monday, July 31, through Friday, August 4, 2017.  The scheduled burns are a continuation of prescribed fire treatments in the area that took place July 26-27, 2017.

 The Forest Service is taking advantage of favorable weather conditions to burn vegetative debris piles in the Tonto Creek area 15 miles northeast of Payson.

Tonto National Forest fire specialists will begin eliminating 98 acres of piles in the Tonto Creek Estates area beginning Monday, July 31, through Friday, August 4, 2017.  The scheduled burns are a continuation of prescribed fire treatments in the area that took place July 26-27, 2017.

  Tonto National Forest fire specialists will continue conducting prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, through Friday, February 17, 2017.  Current weather conditions are providing an opportunity to burn 115 acres of vegetative debris piles in the area between Christopher Creek Campground and Hunter Creek east of Payson and south of Arizona State Route 260.  Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell moderate-to-heavy amounts of smoke during the four-day operation.  During the day and evening hours, smoke will impact R-C Boy Sco

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 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.

Tonto National Forest fire specialists will take advantage of weather conditions to conduct a broadcast fire treatment on the northern end of Pleasant Valley Ranger District the week of October 25 – 28, 2016.  Fire specialists will conduct a 720 acre broadcast fire treatment west of the 512 Road, also known as the Young Highway, between Forest Road 411 C and Forest Road 128.  During the day and in to the evening smoke will impact the 512 Road and OW Ranch.

Tonto National Forest fire specialists are changing burn locations based on current weather conditions.  Starting Wednesday, February 10, 2016, fire specialists will begin eliminating 374 acres of vegetative debris piles near Erosion Tank, which is located just east of Bray Creek Ranch.  Burning will continue through Friday, February 12, 2016.  Smoke will impact the Town of Geronimo Estates during the day, and residual smoke in the evening will impact Geronimo and East Verde Estates.  Smoke may linger in the area through the weekend.

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