Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 S. 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046
Pile burning activity is occurring will be occurring on Government Hill on Wednesday February 25th.
Smoke is expected to move to the west during the day and may occasionally impact forest road 141 to the north. The burn will be visible to residents in Spring Valley, Pumpkin Center, and Parks including the I-40 corridor to the south, and Route 64 to the west. Ventilation is predicted to be very good with the majority of smoke dispersing by late afternoon leaving only minor impacts by early evening. Air quality will be monitored closely and actions will be taken as necessary to minimize the effects to all adjacent residential areas.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday February 25th, 2020 approx. 10:00 AM|
|Location||Northwest Side Government Hill south of Spring Valley|
|Incident Commander||Mario Orozco RXB2|
|Incident Description||Pile Burn|
|Coordinates||35.334 latitude, -111.964 longitude|
Kaibab National Forest fire crews on the Williams Ranger District will be igniting 78 acres of hand built slash piles located approximately 2 miles south of Spring Valley on the northwest slope of Government Hill on Wednesday this week.
Piles typically burn rapidly and produce far less smoke for shorter durations than larger broadcast burns over the landscape. The overall duration of these burns is influenced by daily weather conditions which determine the best days to burn effectively. Air quality will be monitored closely and actions will be taken as necessary to minimize the effects on adjacent residential areas.