Pending favorable weather and conditions, fire managers could conduct prescribed fires across the forest this week.
For Tuesday, Nov. 9:
Upper Beaver Creek, 1,000 acres west of Lake Mary Rd near Stoneman Lake Road. Winds must be blowing from the west for this burn to take place; smoke would disperse to the east.
For the remainder of the week, crews may ignite on the following projects:
Upper Beaver Creek
Woody Ridge, southwest of Flagstaff near Woody Mountain Road
East Side, east of Flagstaff on Campbell Mesa, between Old Walnut Canyon Road and I-40
Mountainaire, southeast of Flagstaff
Fire managers work hard to balance the critical need for reducing the risk of severe wildfires near homes and neighborhoods with the importance of minimizing smoke impacts to communities. The Coconino National Forest coordinates prescribed fire plans with the partners in the Ponderosa Fire Advisory Council (which includes local fire departments), as well as neighboring forests, to reduce the overall impact of smoke on the communities.