Prescribe Burns Planned North of Show Low November 18

SPRINGERVILLE, AZ, November 17, 2020 – The Lakeside Ranger District plans to burn the Show Low polishing ponds and Pintail Lake #2, weather permitting, on Wednesday, November 18th.
In cooperation with Arizona Game and Fish and City of Show Low, Forest Service Fire Managers have prepared approximately 20 acres to be treated near Pintail Lake. This treatment will help wildlife improve and maintain the wetland and riparian ecosystems by reducing dead fuels and stimulating new growth of wetland vegetation.
Prescribed burn locations
• Marsh Burn: Locations are three miles north of Show Low on the east and west side of AZ State Highway 77, near Telephone Lake and at Pintail Lake (T10N, R22E, Sections 5 & 32).
Minimal smoke impact is expected and may be visible from Arizona State Highway 77, U.S. Highway 60, Show Low, and Linden. Fire crews will be on scene from the beginning of ignitions until there is no longer a threat of escape from the project boundaries.
All prescribed burns are approved through the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) before ignitions begin. ADEQ monitors air quality and determines whether or not it will be a good day for smoke dispersion. Breaking larger burn areas into smaller acreages often limits the amount of smoke that impacts an area.
Although smoke from prescribed fire can still be a nuisance, it is usually for a shorter time, and considerably less smoke than wildfires produce. If you are sensitive to smoke or have respiratory problems, stay indoors if possible. To find helpful resources visit the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/asnf/fire.
The public can obtain additional information via the following:
• Local Ranger Station: Lakeside RD (928) 368-2100
• 311 Information at (928) 333-3412
• Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/asnf
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/A_SNFs
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/apachesitgreavesnfs
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Scheduled Pile Burn November 17 on the Springerville Ranger District

SPRINGERVILLE, AZ, November 13, 2020 – Fire Managers on the Springerville Ranger District plan to take advantage of predicted weather to burn piles located off the 1327/3123 junction on Tuesday, November 17th. Ignition is scheduled to start early in the morning and lasts for one day.

The Cerro Trigo Rx burn includes 153 acres consisting of pinyon-juniper, pine, and grassland vegetation types and is targeted to further grassland restoration. Fire personnel will utilize pile burning to remove hazardous and overgrown fuels that had been previously cut. Reducing these hazardous fuels will also help reduce the threat of high severity, high-intensity wildfire to the public.

Burning piles typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning, although some smoke may be visible from Hwy 60 as predicted winds will be out of the south.
In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the burn. Firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.

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).
Individuals sensitive to smoke can learn how to protect their health by visiting resources on the ASNFs website (https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/asnf/fire).

Quick updates of notable fire activity and smoke impacts will also be provided via Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ social media sites.

The public can obtain additional information via the following:
• Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/asnf
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/A_SNFs
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/apachesitgreavesnfs
• Local Ranger Station: Springerville RD (928)333-6200

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