Tonto National Forest fire officials are planning to burn pits near Pine and the Payson Helibase, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.
The Pine pit is located southeast of the community of Pine, east of State Route 87 and south of Forest Road 64. Pits near the Helibase are located east of Payson off State Route 260.
Fire specialists will be burning pits containing brush and woody material gathered from the surrounding areas. Clearing these dry fuels from the forest floor to burn, reduces the risk of wildfires to communities and creates a fire resilient landscape.