Pile burns planned today around Flagstaff



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Jan. 3, 2024 — The Flagstaff Ranger District plans to conduct pile burns throughout this week in three locations near the City of Flagstaff.

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The Horse Park pile burn consists of approximately 2,000 acres of slash piles just north of Munds Park, located 13 miles south of Flagstaff near Forest Road 700. Crews plan to burn Wednesday, Jan. 3 through Friday, Jan. 5.

Crews will burn a small pile located at the Mormon Lake Work Center, 2 miles south of Flagstaff, on Thursday, Jan. 4.

Crews will also burn about 10 acres of hand piles at the Flagstaff Hotshot Ranch site, located roughly 7 miles northwest of the City of Flagstaff, on Friday, Jan. 5.

Smoke may impact areas such as Lake Mary Road, Mountainaire, Kachina Village, Highway 180 and Interstate 17 around the pile burns but is expected to remain light in impact. Smoke may settle in the Ponderosa Trails neighborhood overnight.

There are no anticipated road or trail closures due to any of the pile burn projects. Please refrain from calling dispatch lines if you see smoke from these pile burns so lines can remain open for any emergencies.

Fire managers make every effort to effectively plan and execute burn plans at times when weather allows for smoke impacts to be minimized and transport up and over communities.

For more information about prescribed burns, please visit our Prescribed Fires and Smoke web page or view the video Keeping Fire on the Ground

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