prescribed burns

The Alpine Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to burn slash piles throughout the week starting February 27. The district plans to burn five units just south and east of Hulsey Lake, on Forest Road 8056, and north of Arizona State Highway 180/191, totaling 200 acres. Two other units totaling approximately 354 acres are located just north of Hulsey Lake, north of Forest Road 8056 and north of Arizona State Highway 180/191.

Since snow is expected within the next 48 hours, Coconino National Forest fire managers will be assisting Coconino County with a green waste burn at the Willard Springs transfer station tomorrow morning immediately west of Interstate 17 at the Willard Springs exit.

Fire managers will also be burning slash piles over the next several days at different locations throughout the Flagstaff Ranger District, which include:

Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct a 2,000 acres prescribed fire treatment in the Shoofly area, just north of Payson, beginning on Tuesday, October 10 through Friday, October 20, 2017.  This treatment will eliminate timber slash, dead and down woody debris, grass and brush.  During the day, smoke will impact the communities of Mesa del Caballo and Freedom Acres.  During evening hours, residual smoke will travel down the East Verde Corridor and will impact the communities of Beaver Valley, Flowing Springs, E.

Fire managers on the south zone of the Kaibab National Forest have completed plans for the 2017 fall and 2018 spring prescribed fire burning seasons and expect to begin working in several project areas by the end of this month. The specific units to be ignited will be chosen based on fuel moistures and weather conditions that are within prescriptive levels that meet fuels reduction objectives.

The flowing project areas are planned for treatments: 

Crews plan to begin working on two prescribed burns near Tusayan beginning Tuesday and will likely continue burning for several days providing weather conditions remain favorable for meeting forest health objectives and smoke dispersion.

Ignitions will occur tomorrow on 250 acres of slash piles on the Flying J prescribed fire project located just west of Grand Canyon airport. On Wednesday operations will shift to the Reed prescribed fire project where fire officials hope to treat approximately 600 acres using a broadcast burn. This unit is located about 6 miles east of Tusayan.

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning slash piles February 6 through February 10, 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’ Alpine Ranger District will be conducting a 3,212 acreprescribed burn within the Nutrioso unit southwest of Nutrioso, beginning October 31st . Blacklining the perimeter will take place October 31th – November 4th, and burning the rest of the interior with aerial ignitions which will take place November 7th – 10th. 

The Nutrioso II Unit is one mile southwest of Nutrioso, AZ in the area just north of Williams Valley. The legal description is: T6N, R29E, Sections 10, 13-16, 21-26, 35 and 36; and T6N, R30E, Sections 19, 30 and 31. 

Fire managers are planning several prescribed burn projects this week near Flagstaff that will produce visible smoke plumes close to town, likely starting Thursday (Oct. 27). Not all projects listed below will be pursued this week, but weather conditions will dictate which projects are initiated by fire managers, as one area may be suitable for burning while another area is not.


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