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Fire crews in the Payson Ranger District use controlled burns to reduce the threat of wildfires to local communities.

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Controlled burn planned Monday

Shadow Run Rancgh, Verde Glen Shadow affected

Weather permitting, Tonto National Forest fire specialists will begin burning 500 acres of vegetative debris piles at Shadow Rim Ranch, Verde Glen, and erosion tank areas on Monday, October 19.

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Potato Patch fire north of Forest Lakes now at 660 acres

The lightning-cause Potato Patch fire burning six miles north of Forest Lakes is now at 660 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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Smoke in the air from controlled burns

Payson Ranger District fire crews will burn debris piles in the Verde Glen and Thompson Draw II areas all this week, which could mean smokey afternoons.


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