Turkey Flat

The Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest plans to conduct wood pile burning activities on Mt. Graham in the Pinaleño Mountains over the next several weeks. Burning will be dependent upon weather conditions.

The project is intended to reduce excessive vegetation or “fuel” in and adjacent to the summer home area of Turkey Flat to create defensible space and restore a more fire resilient forest within the area. Wood piles in the Noon Creek administrative site and Snow Flat areas may also be burned.

Location: Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest 7 miles southwest of Safford, AZ

Start Date: June 7, 2017   Cause: Lightning   Size: 21,335 Acres   Percent Contained: 10

Vegetation: Timber, brush and heavy downed timber from the 2004 Nuttall Complex

Resources Assigned: 831 personnel; 21 crews, 7 helicopters, 36 engines, 2 dozers, 9 water tenders

Location: Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest 7 miles southwest of Safford, AZ Start

Date: June 7, 2017   Cause: Lightning   Size: 17,330 Acres   Operational Objectives Completed: 16%

Vegetation: Timber, brush and heavy downed timber from the 2004 Nuttall Complex.

Resources Assigned: 887 Persons, 34 Engines, 25 Crews, 7 Helicopters, 1 Dozer, 8 Water tenders, Miscellaneous Overhead 173.

Community meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest 7 miles southwest of Safford, AZ

Start Date: June 7, 2017   Cause: Lightning   Size: 9100 Acres   Operational Objectives Completed: 16%

Vegetation: Timber, brush and heavy downed timber from the 2004 Nuttall Complex

Resources Assigned: 415 Persons, 15 Engines, 14 Crews, 6 Helicopters, 1 Dozer, 5 Water tenders, and Miscellaneous Overhead

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