prescribed burn

 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.

Grand Canyon National Park fire managers—working with resources from Sedona Fire Department, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Rocky Mountain National Park, Zion National Park, Saguaro National Park and Kaibab National Forest—completed ignition operations on the Long Jim III Prescribed Fire. Crews will now monitor the unit and mop up any areas along the fire’s perimeter that may threaten the holding line.

North Zone fire managers plan to conduct a prescribed burn within the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest as early as Thursday, June 1, if weather, fuel moistures, air quality and smoke dispersion remain favorable for meeting both forest health and public safety goals and objectives.

▪ Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest
▪ Graham County, Arizona
▪ Galiuro Mountains

The Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest has been conducting Phase 2 of the Paddy’s River Prescribed Fire this week. The project area consists of National Forest System lands in the eastern portion of the Galiuro Mountains in southeastern Arizona, and is included in the Coronado’s Galiuro FireScape Project.


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