The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING and/or a Fire Weather Watch for Thursday and Friday, May 10 and 11 for all of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) and most of the state of Arizona due to strong winds and low relative humidity.
As part of the Tonto National Forest’s ongoing strategy to restore the health of the landscape and reduce catastrophic wildfire danger in Rim County, fire specialists will conduct prescribed fire treatments on 758 acres south of Payson, starting on Monday, January 29, and continuing through Friday, February 2, 2018. The treatment areas are located south of the Payson Golf Course, north of Oxbow Estates, southwest of Granite Dells, south of Round Valley, and north of Jim Jones Shooting Range.
As part of the Forest’s ongoing strategy to reduce catastrophic wildfire danger in Rim County, Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct a 1,479-acre broadcast prescribed fire treatment in the Clay Springs area between forest roads 411 and 128. Ignitions will commence on Monday, November 6, 2017, and continue through Wednesday, November 8, 2017. This treatment will eliminate timber slash, dead and down woody debris, grass and brush. During the day, smoke will impact Forest Lakes, 512 Road, commonly called the Young Road, the OW Ranch, and State Highway 260. Residual