Pile burns this week throughout the forest

December 3rd, 2018 at 12:47 PM

Fire managers will be conducting slash pile burns near Flagstaff, Mountainaire and southwest of Clints Well throughout this week.

Flagstaff Area

On Monday fire managers are planning to conduct smaller pile burns near Mount Elden’s Fatman’s Loop trail, west of U.S. Highway 89 and also large slash piles east of Mountainaire. Smoke will be evident to the surrounding communities, motorists using U.S. Highway 89 and Interstate 17. Smoke is expected to disperse toward the west and settle in low lying areas during the evening hours near the burn sites. If conditions allow, fire managers are also planning to conduct pile burns near the airport and various campgrounds in the Flagstaff Ranger District later in the week. 

Clints Well Area

Fire managers are planning to continue burning large slash piles Monday near the intersection of state Routes 87 and 260 southwest of Clints Well. Smoke is expect to move west and may be noticeable by motorists and local residents. Smoke will settle during evening hours in the West Clear Creek Wilderness and impact low lying areas near the burn site.

The public and media can get notifications of the ignition of prescribed burning or any other activity happening on the Coconino National Forest by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CoconinoNF.

Coconino National Forest works closely with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to monitor smoke impacts. Individuals sensitive to smoke can learn how to protect their health by visiting the Coconino County Public Health Service District website at http://bit.ly/SmokeHealthAwareness.

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