Arizona Emergency Bulletin Feed
Fire Treatments Slated for Whispering Pines Area
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:23:24 +0000

Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct prescribed fire treatments west of the community of Whispering Pines on Tuesday, February 21, through Friday, February 24, 2017.  Weather conditions may provide an opportunity to burn 291 acres of vegetative debris piles located two miles west of Whispering Pines.  During the day, smoke will move in a northeasterly direction impacting Rim Trail, Washington Park, Verde Glen, and Shadow Rim Girl Scout Ranch.  During evening hours, residual smoke will impact Whispering Pines, Beaver Valley, East Verde River corridor, and Flowing Sp

Prescribed Fire Treatments Slated for Zane Grey and South of SR 260 Feb. 14-17
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:15:09 +0000

  Tonto National Forest fire specialists will continue conducting prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, through Friday, February 17, 2017.  Current weather conditions are providing an opportunity to burn 115 acres of vegetative debris piles in the area between Christopher Creek Campground and Hunter Creek east of Payson and south of Arizona State Route 260.  Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell moderate-to-heavy amounts of smoke during the four-day operation.  During the day and evening hours, smoke will impact R-C Boy Sco

Black Mesa Ranger District burning slash piles Feb. 6 - 10
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:22:14 +0000

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District will be burning 30 acres of slash piles east of the Hilltop Circle K on the south side of State Highway 260 from February 6 - February 10, weather permitting.

The communities of Heber-Overgaard and State Highway 260 may be impacted with smoke. Community members and forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the pile burn as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.

Lakeside Ranger District burning slash piles Feb. 6 - 10
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:12:42 +0000

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning slash piles February 6 through February 10, if conditions allow. The ignition area is on Timber Knoll just south of Ojo Bonito Estates. Scattered piles will be burned across roughly 10 acres of forest land each day. Smoke impact is anticipated along Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the pile burn as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.      

Prescribed Fire Treatments to Continue Near Payson Feb 6 - 10
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:44:18 +0000

Tonto National Forest fire specialists will resume prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson starting on Monday, February 6 through Friday, February 10, 2017  Fire specialists will eliminate 100 acres of vegetative debris piles in the Tonto Creek Estates area.  During the day, smoke will move northeast and will impact the communities of Zane Grey and Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery.  Smoke may hang against the face of the Mogollon Rim.  Residual smoke in the evening will impact Zane Grey, Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery, Tonto Creek Estates, Bear Flat and Kohls Ranch.  Smoke may linger in the a

Be prepared and act responsibly during winter recreation
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:12:46 +0000

Recent winter storms brought plentiful amounts of snow to the White Mountains creating a prime time for winter recreation on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. There are plenty of activities to do in the winter to help squelch that cabin fever, but it’s imperative to be prepared and recreate responsibly.

Winter recreation preparation tips:

Pile burning planned February 2nd on the Verde Ranger District
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 19:09:50 +0000

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District are planning to burn Thursday, February 2; pending favorable weather conditions.  Specific days to burn are determined by current and expected weather patterns allowing fire managers to make every effort to minimize smoke impacts to nearby communities.  

Prescribed fire treatments to continue near Payson Feb. 1st - Feb. 4th
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:52:46 +0000

Tonto National Forest fire specialists will resume prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson starting on Wednesday, February 1 through Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Current weather conditions provide an opportunity to eliminate 78 acres of vegetative debris piles located 15 miles northeast of Payson in and around the community of Zane Grey.  Fire specialists may also eliminate 100 acres of vegetative debris piles in the Tonto Creek Estates area during the same time frame.  During the day, smoke will move northeast and will impact the communities of Zane Grey and Tonto Creek Fish Hatc

Lakeside Ranger District planning slash pile burning Jan. 30 - Feb. 3
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:47:38 +0000

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be burning slash piles January 30 through February 3, if conditions allow. The ignition area is on Timber Knoll just south of Ojo Bonito Estates. Scattered piles will be burned across roughly 10 acres of forest land each day. Smoke impact is anticipated along Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the pile burn as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.      

Be Aware of Continued Avalanche Hazards in Back Country of San Francisco Peaks
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 02:06:18 +0000

 The high wind event that occurred last night, January 26, and today, January 27, has caused significant wind loading of snow in avalanche starting zones on the San Francisco Peaks. A high wind event can be as significant or even more significant than an actual snow storm for creating avalanche hazard. Dangerous wind slabs are likely to have formed as a result.


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