Prescribed Burns Smoke Up Rim Country Skies


The Payson Ranger District is conducting prescribed burns in two locations in the Tonto National Forest through Saturday -- southwest of Whispering Pines and between Little Green Valley and Bear Flat. Rim country residents can expect to see smoke emanating from those areas.

All of the prescribed burns in the Rim country are part of the ongoing Payson Wildland Urban Interface Project, the largest wildland/urban interface wildfire mitigation project in the state of Arizona.

A daily list and map showing prescribed fires approved by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality can be found on the Forest Service's Southwest Coordination Center website:

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