Marsh Prescribed Burn Planned Implementation

Planned Prescribed Burns are always weather dependent.

Springerville, AZ, December 6th, 2021 — The Lakeside Ranger District is planning to begin the Marsh Prescribed Burn project over the next two weeks (December 7th – December 17th).

The Marsh Project encompasses multiple small marsh ponds totaling 25 acres, which are located West of highway 77, approximately 2 miles North of the Showlow City Limits.

Smoke from this project is expected to be visible the day of the burn and dissipate is 24 to 48 hours depending on the weather. Caution should be used when traveling in the area.

Questions about the project can be directed to the Lakeside District Office at (928) 368-2100.

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Planned Prescribed Burn Projects Update

All Planned Prescribed Burns are weather dependent

Springerville, AZ, October 29th, 2021 — Multiple districts on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests are planning prescribed burns over the next three weeks (October 25th to November 12th). Prescription burn projects are being planned for the following locations:
Alpine Ranger District
• Wallow West Unit Four Rx Project, location will be FR 25 South to the Black River and West of FR25 to FR 25G on the East.
Springerville Ranger District
• Cerro Trigo Rx Project, location will be West of County Road 1323 and East of Whiting Homestead.
• 404 Rx Project, location will be South of FR 404 West of FR 61, North of FR 64A.
• Brady Park Rx Project, location will be South of FR 404, West of FR 404C, and East of FR 64.
Lakeside Ranger District
• Morgan Tank Rx Project, location will be South of SR 260 and ½ mile west of the Bison Ridge and Torreon developments, specifically South of FR 130 to FR 300, and East of FR 140 to FR 135.
Black Mesa Ranger District
• Heber/Overgaard WUI Rx, location will be South of Turkey Draw, North of FR 160 and associated dozer line, East of Hwy 260 and West of FR 86.
Smoke will be a consideration in the vicinity of the prescribed burns depending on the weather and caution should be used when traveling in the area.
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**** TRAFFIC ALERT **** PORTER MOUNTAIN ROAD UPDATE – ROAD IS NOW OPEN

*** UPDATE 6:40p.m. 10/26/21 ***

Porter Mountain Road has been reopened.

PORTER MOUNTAIN ROAD IS CLOSED near the cinder pit, due to a serious accident until further notice. The only access to Porter Mountain Estates will be through Forest Service Road 182.

There is no estimated time yet on how long until the roadway is clear. Emergency crews are on scene now. Please avoid traveling on Porter Mountain Road until further notice.

Updates will be posted here or social media.