Tonto National Forest

Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct prescribed fire treatments west of the community of Whispering Pines on Thursday, February 23rd and Friday, February 24th.  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 Springs.

  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

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

Tonto National Forest fire specialists will resume prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson starting on Wednesday, February 1 through Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Current weather conditions provide an opportunity to eliminate 78 acres of vegetative debris piles located 15 miles northeast of Payson in and around the community of Zane Grey.  Fire specialists may also eliminate 100 acres of vegetative debris piles in the Tonto Creek Estates area during the same time frame.  During the day, smoke will move northeast and will impact the communities of Zane Grey and Tonto Creek Fish Hatc

Tonto National Forest fire specialists will resume burning the remaining 100 acres of vegetative debris piles in the Diamond Point area. This burning operation is expected to go from Monday, December 5 through Wednesday, December 7, 2016. During the day, smoke will impact the Diamond Point Summer Homes. Residual smoke in the evening will move down Pyeatt Draw and the East Verde drainage.

The Tonto National Forest will continue conducting prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson starting on Monday, November 28, 2016.  Current weather conditions are providing an opportunity to burn vegetative debris piles in the Diamond Point Summer Homes area ten miles northeast of Payson.  Tonto National Forest fire specialists will begin eliminating 174 acres of piles in the Diamond Point Summer Homes area on Monday, November 28 and Tuesday, November 29, 2016.  During the day, smoke will impact the Diamond Point Summer Homes, Mead Ranch, Ellison Creek Estates, Zane Grey, and La Ci

Tonto National Forest fire specialists will continue to take advantage of weather conditions to conduct fire treatments on the Payson Ranger District beginning Monday, November 7, 2016.

Fire specialists will burn piles around the Diamond Point Lookout northeast of Payson, beginning on Monday, November 7, and lasting through Wednesday, November 9, 2016.  Smoke will be moderate and impact the communities of Diamond Point Summer homes during the day.  During the evening, smoke will impact Diamond Point Shadows and Star valley.  Smoke may linger in the area until the weekend.

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