prescribed burn

Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct prescribed fire treatments west of the community of Whispering Pines on Tuesday, February 21, through Friday, February 24, 2017.  Weather conditions may provide an opportunity to burn 291 acres of vegetative debris piles located two miles west of Whispering Pines.  During the day, smoke will move in a northeasterly direction impacting Rim Trail, Washington Park, Verde Glen, and Shadow Rim Girl Scout Ranch.  During evening hours, residual smoke will impact Whispering Pines, Beaver Valley, East Verde River corridor, and Flowing Sp

  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

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District will be burning 30 acres of slash piles east of the Hilltop Circle K on the south side of State Highway 260 from February 6 - February 10, weather permitting.

The communities of Heber-Overgaard and State Highway 260 may be impacted with smoke. Community members and 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 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

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning slash piles January 30 through February 3, if conditions allow. The ignition area is on Timber Knoll just south of Ojo Bonito Estates. Scattered piles will be burned across roughly 10 acres of forest land each day. Smoke impact is anticipated along Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. 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.      

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning slash piles January 26 through 27, if conditions allow. The ignition area is on Timber Knoll just south of Ojo Bonito Estates. Scattered piles will be burned across roughly 10 acres of forest land each day. Ignition is planned for two days only and smoke impact is anticipated along Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. 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.      

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District will be burning 30 acres of slash piles east of the Hilltop Circle K on the south side of State Highway 260 from January 24 - February 3.

The communities of Heber-Overgaard and State Highway 260 may be impacted with smoke. Community members and forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the pile burn as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning slash piles January 17 through 20, if conditions allow. The ignition area is on Timber Knoll just south of Ojo Bonito Estates. Scattered piles will be burned across roughly 50-75 acres of forest land each day. Ignition is planned for four days only and possible smoke impact is anticipated along Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. 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.      

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