Verde Ranger District

UPDATE:  The Burro Prescribed burn on April 3-4, 2018 has been canceled due to predicted weather conditions.

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin implementation on the Burro Prescribed Burn beginning Tuesday, April 3rd through Wednesday, April 4th; pending favorable weather conditions.  Fire Managers plan on using hand ignitions to burn 2,938 acres located approximately 4 miles south and west of the junction of I-17 and Highway 169 (T13N, R3E, S19).   

Verde Ranger District fire managers plan to continue fuels treatments east of the junction of Highway 169 and I-17 starting Monday, Feb. 12 through Friday, Feb. 16; weather conditions permitting.   

Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience. 

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin implementation on the Brushy Prescribed Burn beginning Tuesday, February 6th through Friday, February 9th; pending favorable weather conditions.  Fire Managers plan to use aerial ignitions to burn approximately 4,725 acres located 2 miles south and east of the junction of I-17 and Highway 169 (T12 1/2N, R4E, S32).  Favorable weather conditions, concurrence from ADEQ and an adequate number of fire management resources are a prerequisite to burning.  

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin implementation on the Brushy Prescribed Burn beginning Tuesday, February 6th through Friday, February 9th; pending favorable weather conditions.  Fire Managers plan to use aerial ignitions to burn approximately 4,725 acres located 2 miles south and east of the junction of I-17 and Highway 169 (T12 1/2N, R4E, S32).  Favorable weather conditions, concurrence from ADEQ and an adequate number of fire management resources are a prerequisite to burning.  

Verde Ranger District fire managers plan to continue fuels treatments east of the junction of Highway 169 and I-17 starting Tuesday, January 30th  through Friday, February 2nd; weather conditions permitting.    Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience.  

Verde Ranger District fire managers plan to continue fuels treatments on Mingus Mountain starting Tuesday, January 16th through Thursday, January 18th; weather conditions permitting.    Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience. 

Mingus Mountain Piles – Piles are located at the end of Forest Road 104A, approximately 2 miles east of Mingus Summit Day Use.

Verde Ranger District fire managers plan to continue fuels treatments on Mingus Mountain starting Tuesday, January 16th through Thursday, January 18th; weather conditions permitting. Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience.  

Mingus Mountain Piles – Piles are located at the end of Forest Road 104A, approximately 2 miles east of Mingus Summit Day Use.

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin partial implementation on the Crater Prescribed Burn Thursday, November 2.  Fire mangers will start black lining (pre-burning of fuels adjacent to a control line before igniting a prescribed burn) a small portion of the burn unit, approximately 155 acres on the NW corner.  Vegetation is predominately ponderosa pine with masticated chaparral understory.   

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