Prescribed Burns Abound

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The Rim Country has been inundated by smoke from prescribed burns this week.

Major burns in the area include:

  • A 400-acre burn being conducted by the Coconino National Forest in the Pocket/Baker project area near highways 87 and 260.
  • The Coconino is also burning 400 acres in the Bald Mesa project area near Clint's Well.
  • Farther north, a 150-acre burn by the Coconino is under way in the Lake Mary project area.
  • The Payson Ranger District began a 100-acre burn three miles east of Whispering Pines and the Control Road on Thursday.

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