Prescribed burns to begin on Fort Apache Indian Reservation on November 8, 2021

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wildland Fire Management News Release

Contact: Candy Lupe, Public Information Officer, (928) 205-5662

Email: candy.lupe@bia.gov

November 5, 2021

BROADCAST BURNING TO BEGIN ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021Fort Apache Agency Fire Management in coordination with White Mountain Apache Tribal Forestry will complete slash pile burning efforts within the Bull Flat Burn Unit on Saturday, November 6, 2021 and will begin broadcast burning on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation on Monday, November 8, 2021.

The following are upcoming broadcast burning treatments planned for November and December 2021:

• Perry Creek Burn Unit– 2000 acres, located 15 miles southeast of Whiteriver, Treatment efforts will begin on Monday, November 8, 2021.

• Maverick Burn Unit – 2000 acres, located 23 miles east of Whiteriver

• Odart North Burn Unit – 2000 acres, located 16 miles southeast of Whiteriver

• Turkey Creek Burn Unit – 2000 acres, located 10 miles southeast of Whiteriver.

• Lofer Burn Unit – 2000 acres, located 16 miles east of Whiteriver.

• Corduroy Burn Unit – 2000 acres, located 7 miles south of Show Low.

• Hondah Burn Unit – 2000 acres, located 2 miles east of McNary, north of highway 260.

• Soldier Bute Burn Unit – 2000 acres, located 10 miles east of McNary.

• Coyote West Burn Unit – 2000 acres, located 3 miles southwest of Hondah.

Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Nearby residents should expect smoke in the vicinity. Drivers should pay extra attention while traveling through or adjacent to burn areas. Officials expect smoke to dissipate quickly during burn days, but some smoke could linger in valley bottoms and drainages for short durations. If you are driving near a prescribed burn area, please drive with care! If you have any questions regarding our upcoming prescribed burning efforts, you can call Candy Lupe, Public Information Officer at (928) 205-5662 or you can log onto BIA Fort Apache Fort Apache Agency’s Facebook page.

Prescribed burns scheduled for the region through November 12, 2021

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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Severe Thunderstorm warning 8/17/2021

Severe Thunderstorm Warning National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ

1229 PM MST Tue August 17, 2021

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for:

Gila County in east central Arizona

Navajo County in north central Arizona

Coconino County in north central Arizona

Until 115 PM MST.

At 1228 PM MST, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles north of

Forest Lakes, moving north at 5 mph.

HAZARD – Quarter size hail.

IMPACT – Damage to vehicles is expected.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE:

Forest Lakes, Forest Road 169 Campground, Spillway Campground, Airplane Flat Campground, Gentry Campground, Canyon Point Campground, Forest Road 237 Camping Area, Rim Campground, Promontory Pit Road Campground, Woods Canyon Lake Campground, Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery, Black Canyon Rim Campground, Sinkhole Campground and Forest Road 171 Campground.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.