The Weir Fire, which began on August 15 from lightning, is currently 10 acres in size and is being managed by firefighters. The fire is located approximately one and half miles north of Stoneman Lake and west of Interstate 17.
The fire is considered beneficial in cleaning up litter and debris in the understory of the Ponderosa Pine forest. Fire objects include:
Re-introducing natural fire into the ecosystem.
Reducing heavy fuel to diminish catastrophic wildfire danger.
Maintaining and enhancing healthy wildlife habitat.
Recycling valuable nutrients back into the soil.
Although the fire is expected to burn over the next several weeks, smoke is expected to be minimal and visible from the Stoneman Lake area and northbound along Interstate 17.