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Pile Burning Planned July 28-August 5 in the Prescott Basin
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Pile Burning Planned July 28-August 5 in the Prescott Basin

Pile Burning Planned July 28-August 5 in the Prescott Basin

Prescott National Forest fire managers plan to continue fuels treatment in the Prescott Basin. Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience. Burning will start on Thursday, July 28 and could continue through Friday, August 5 pending favorable weather conditions.

Fuel Break at the Ranch Piles – 60 acres of piles that are located on the west side of Walker Road, south of the Ranch of Prescott subdivision (T13N, R2W, S12).
Highlands Center for Natural History Piles – 20 acres of piles that are located at the Highlands Center for Natural History on the east side of Walker Road (T13N, R1W, S8).
Burning of debris left over from thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning. Pile burning is one piece of the ongoing fuels reduction work in the Prescott basin.
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).

Fire Has a Role

The public can obtain additional prescribed fire information via the following:
• Prescott NF Fire Information Hotline: (928) 777-5799
• Prescott NF Forest Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
• Local Ranger Stations: Bradshaw Ranger District, (928) 443-8000; Chino Valley Ranger District (928) 777-2200; Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121
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