Prescribed Burning Planned for October
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11 October 2018
  Debbie Maneely

Prescribed burning may take place throughout October.

Prescott, AZ (October 10, 2018) – Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, winds, and weather forecasts to continue burning piles at various locations in the Prescott Basin Thursday, October 11th through Wednesday, October 31st.  Benefits from these treatments help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience.  

Pile locations in the Prescott Basin that will be treated include Deering Park, Thumb Butte, Groom Creek, and Sierra Prieta.  In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.  

The purpose of this project is to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning and fuelwood removal activities.  Reducing hazardous fuels will help reduce the threat of high severity, high intensity wildfire to the public, adjacent private property and communities.  Burning of debris left over from brush-crush and thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning.  

All prescribed fires activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather, fuels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (www.azdeq.gov ).


Prescott, AZ (October 10, 2018) –– Fire Managers on the Verde Ranger District plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, winds, and weather forecasts to continue burning piles on Mingus Mountain Monday, October 15th through Saturday, October 20th.  

Mingus Piles – Approximately 150 acres of hand piles from recent mechanical thinning operations along Forest Road 105 just North and East of Mingus Springs Ranch (T15N, 2E, S21&28).   

These are brush and slash piles that have been generated from recently completed fuels reduction projects and mechanical thinning.  Smoke will be visible in the immediate area of the burn activity.  In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.  

The purpose of burning piles is to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning and fuelwood removal activities.  Reducing hazardous fuels will help reduce the threat of high severity, high intensity wildfire to the public, adjacent private property and communities.  Burning of debris left over from brush-crush and thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning.   

All prescribed fires activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather, fuels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (www.azdeq.gov ).

The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:

·       Prescott NF Forest Website:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/ 

·       Twitter:  @PrescottNF

·       Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/ 

·       Verde Ranger District:  (928) 567-4121

 

 

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