09:00 - Test ignitions were successful and fire resources have ignited the piles.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn near Parker, Arizona. The area is 1/2 mile west of Parker Dam Road in the area of Bowmans Wash Road. The area is on the California side of the Colorado River.
Burning is expected to be completed in two days and is being conducted to eliminate slash piles created during maintenance of the Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area. Removal of invasive vegetation in this area helps to reduce the threat of wildfire and provides safe access for firefighters and first responders in cases of emergency. Vegetation removal also improves the health of the riparian ecosystem by reducing the presence of weeds and invasive plants such as tamarisk (salt cedar).
Residents and area visitors should expect some light smoke in the area during burn operations. Impacts from the smoke should be minimal and the piles are expected to burn quickly, with smoke dissipating a short period of time. The burn is not expected to affect local traffic, and ignition will stop if smoke begins to impact roadways in the area.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday November 01st, 2017 approx. 08:00 AM|
|Location||near Parker, AZ 1/2 mi W of Parker Dam Road at Bowmans Wash Road|
|Incident Description||18 Brush Piles In A 1 Acre Area On The California Side Of The River.|