Whiteriver, Arizona: In October 2022, fire resources treated 745 acres of piles within the Bull Flat burn unit. Pile burning operations will resume in the Bull Flat burn unit on Friday, December 9, 2022.
The Bull Flat burn unit is located in the far northwest corner of the Reservation. A total of 580 acres are targeted to be treated. Active ignition will take one to three days, with some smoke visible in the burn areas for up to a week after ignition operations are completed. The prescribed burn will occur in previously thinned areas where materials have been piled for burning. The purpose of this burn is to reduce hazardous fuels and the chance for future high-intensity wildfires.
If you have any questions regarding our upcoming prescribed burning efforts, you can call Candy Lupe, Public Information Officer at (928) 338-5425 or you can log onto BIA Fort Apache Fort Apache Agency’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/BIAFAAFireMgt.