Posted on February 21, 2013 | 10:53 am Print
Prescott, AZ (February 16, 2013) – Fire managers are planning to burn piles Tuesday through Friday, pending favorable weather conditions. Burning piles of debris left over from thinning projects require an adequate amount of moisture in the surrounding vegetation to help keep fire from creeping. Pile burning typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning.
Crews completed approximately 150 acres of piles on Tuesday and Wednesday (February 12-13) near Thumb Butte.
The following is planned for February 19-22:
Pile Location (T13N, R3W, S13) – Approximately 20 acres of piles will be burned off of Copper Basin Road.
Pile Location (T13N, R3W, S3) – Approximately 20 acres of piles will be burned near Dearing Park off of the Thumb Butte Road.