Phoenix, AZ (10/16/18) - Ideal weather conditions mean the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will take advantage of the cooler temperatures and recent moisture in Apache County and begin a one-day pile burn operation on Wednesday, October 17th.
Ignitions will get underway around 8:00 am in two locations and continue throughout the day. Once ignitions are complete, State Forestry fuels crews will monitor the piles through the evening.
The project calls for roughly 50 acres of debris piles to be burned near the junctions of U.S. 60 and Arizona State Route 61, west of Vernon, with a second project location in Eagar.
The piles are leftover debris from fuels work previously conducted by State Forestry.
Pile burning is a good method to safely remove debris, in a controlled environment, and reduces the risk of wildfires and helps with regeneration of vegetation.
During the burn, smoke is expected to be minimal, but it’s possible smoke could settle during the evening hours.
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality granted prior approval to State Forestry to burn tomorrow.
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For more information on the release, contact Tiffany Davila at 602-540-1036 or by email at [email protected]