Prescribed Fire Plans For Wednesday

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Crews ignited on both the Woody Ridge and Blue Ridge Urban

Interface (BRUI) projects today. Tonight and tomorrow morning, residual

smoke will be noticeable on Hwy 89A and Oak Creek Canyon from the Woody

Ridge Project, and around the Clear Creek Pines subdivision in Blue Ridge.

Crews are planning another prescribed fire project on the BRUI project

tomorrow, September 29, pending favorable conditions.

Blue Ridge Urban Interface – up to 600 acres south of Hwy 87, off

Forest Road 95, just south of the Blue Ridge Ranger Station. Smoke

will move to the northwest during the day. Residual smoke will linger

on Hwy 87 and the subdivision.

Crews work hard to address the critical need for reducing the risk of

severe wildfires near homes and neighborhoods while minimizing smoke

impacts to communities. Fire managers on the Coconino National Forest

coordinate prescribed fire plans with the other partners in the Ponderosa

Fire Advisory Council (including local fire departments), as well as

neighboring forests. All prescribed fire activity is dependent on personnel

availability, weather – including ventilation conditions, and approval from

the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (www.azdeq.gov).

The public can obtain prescribed fire information via the following:

Prescribed Fire Hotline: 928-226-4607

Coconino National Forest Website: www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino

o Click on the Prescribed Fire Link to the right of the page

Sign-up to receive regular email notifications:

http://www.fs.fed.us/news/subscription

o Choose “Southwestern Region”

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CoconinoNF_Fire

Local Ranger Stations: Peaks Ranger District (Flagstaff),

928-526-0866; Red Rock Ranger District (Sedona) 928-203-2900;

Mogollon Rim Ranger District (Blue Ridge) 928-477-2255

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