Prescribed burn plans for Blue Ridge Urban Interface this week
Happy Jack, Ariz., Nov. 10, 2016, For Immediate Release — Fire managers are planning a prescribed burn project next week eight miles northeast of Clint Wells, Ariz, likely starting Monday (Nov.14). Weather conditions will dictate when the project is initiated by fire managers.
Because it is dependent upon weather and wind conditions, it could be cancelled if conditions are not suitable.
The prescribed burn is conducted in order to help protect the Blue Ridge community from severe wildfires by reducing forest fuel accumulation around this northern Arizona community, and also reintroduce fire into the Ponderosa pine ecosystem for restoration purposes.
BLUE RIDGE URBAN INTERFACE PROJECT
When: Planned ignition will be Monday or Tuesday (Nov. 14 or 15) if conditions are suitable for burning and weather allows.
Where: Approximately eight miles northeast of Clints Well.
Size: Approximately 400 acres.
Impacts: Good ventilation is expected to push smoke to the north/northeast during the day and may be visible to Happy Jack visitors, Clint Wells residents, others along the rim country, along with motorists on Forest Service Road 300, Arizona Route 87 and Lake Mary Road (Forest Highway 3).
The public and media can get quick notification of when a prescribed burn or any other activity is happening on the Coconino National Forest by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CoconinoNF. When ignition of a prescribed burn begins, we update our Twitter account so the public can know why smoke is in the air and where it is coming from.
Notifications of upcoming prescribed burns are also provided regularly by news releases throughout the season and by the following online resources: