The Alpine Ranger District on the Apache Sitgreaves National Forests will be conducting approximately one mile of roadside pile burning along forest roads 403, 403F and Highway 191, starting October 31 and continuing through November 9, weather permitting. The burn consists of old decadent slash piles left over from the Wallow salvage sale, which will be burned to allow for the regeneration of new seedlings and/or native grasses.
The Flagstaff Ranger Station, Mountainaire project and the Mormon Lake work center have produced piles of debris from the thinning of trees, which will be burned today and Friday near Flagstaff and will produce smoke visible to surrounding visitors and residents.
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District will be burning slash piles on November 09, 2016. The legal description is: T13N, R17E, Section 35 and is roughly one acre in size. Ignition is planned for one day only and smoke impact is anticipated along Forest Roads 488, Highway 277 and Highway 377. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the pile burn as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.
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.
Fire managers on both the Tusayan and Williams Ranger Districts will be completing pile burns across the two southern districts of the Kaibab National Forest. The pile burns help remove fuel sources from the forest, and can be conducted while snow is on the ground to help mitigate fire intensity.
Tusayan Ranger District: Fire crews will treat 122 acres of piles adjacent to Forest Road 311, near Russell Wash, to the east of Tusayan. There are no predicted smoke impacts to Tusayan.
Fire managers plan to burn slash piles tomorrow (Nov. 5) south of Mountainaire, and also in an area west of Flagstaff.
Smoke from these burns is expected to disperse toward the southeast and may settle in low areas southeast of the burns, especially during the evening and early morning hours.
Mountainaire Piles: 100 acres; located just south of the community of Mountainaire, east of Interstate 17. This burn is planned for tomorrow and will produce noticeable smoke to those in and around Mountainaire.