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:
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