Alpine Ranger District to Conduct Prescribed Burns

Springerville, AZ, January 4th, 2022 — The Alpine Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to begin the Pace Creek Pile Burning project on January 5th through the end of February. Piles consist of leftover debris from recent timber sales, as well as slash deposited in the community burn pit. All ignitions are weather dependent.

Smoke will be visible from Alpine along portions of Hwy 180 and 191, from the New Mexico state line to the Alpine Divide Campground. Smoke may limit visibility on roads and may be present for up to one week after ignitions are complete. Members of the public who are smoke-sensitive or have health that could be affected issues are encouraged to take precautions.

All prescribed burns are approved through the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) before ignitions begin, and they monitor air quality. Please visit the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s webpage: https://azdeq.gov/ for additional information regarding air quality.

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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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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.