PRESCOTT, AZ, November 25, 2019 - Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District hope to take advantage of forecasted weather conditions and burn piles in the Prescott Basin on Wednesday, November 27th and Friday, November 29th. Pile burning helps to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience.
Fire mangers plan to burn approximately 300 acres of piles located 2 miles south of the Lynx Lake Recreation Area and east of Walker Road (T13N, R1W, S30). In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.
The purpose of this project is to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning and fuelwood removal activities. Reducing hazardous fuels will help reduce the threat of high severity, high intensity wildfire to the public, adjacent private property and communities. Burning of debris left over from brush-crush and thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning.
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).
Prescott National Forest Office Schedule
All Prescott National Forest offices will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 28, 2019. Offices will resume normal business hours on Friday, November 29.
Christmas Tree Permits Still Available
Christmas Tree Permits - there are still a few cut-your-own Christmas tree permits available at the Bradshaw Ranger District located at 344 S. Cortez Street, Prescott, Arizona and at the Verde Ranger District located at 300 E. Highway 260, Camp Verde, Arizona. For more information please call the Bradshaw Ranger District at (928) 443-8000.
Messages will be posted to social media when managed fires are ignited on the Prescott National Forest:
The public can obtain additional information via the following:
· Prescott NF Forest Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
· Twitter: @PrescottNF
· Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
· Fire Information: (928) 925-1111
· Local Ranger Station: Bradshaw RD (928) 443-8000
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