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South Rim Prescribed Burn

Unit Information

Gila District Office
3201 E Universal Way
Tucson, AZ 85756

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Prescribed fire planned for Aravaipa Canyon area the week of June 3

Project will improve grasslands on the south rim of Aravaipa Canyon

SAFFORD, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Safford Field Office and Gila District Fire Management Office will conduct a multiple day prescribed burn in the Aravaipa Canyon area, pending appropriate weather and seasonal conditions, within the week of June 3, 2019. The South Rim Burn will cover approximately 15,726 acres of BLM and private land in the Aravaipa Canyon Ecosystem Management Area located 50 miles west of Safford.

Resources will begin working their way into the area where burning will take place starting Saturday, June 1. Some smoke may be visible in the area Sunday as they enhance black lines and containment lines. Burning is planned to start Monday, June 3.

If you are seeing smoke and you are unsure it is associated with burning operations on the South Rim Prescribed Fire please do not hesitate to report it.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
LocationLocated 9 miles east of Mammoth, AZ
Coordinates32.856 latitude, -110.467 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel75
Fuels Involved

Grasses and brush

Significant Events

Aerial Ignition and ground ignitions


Planned Actions

On going aerial ignition of the larger project burn area started 6/5 and may continue through 6/6 relative to accomplishments and weather.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Gusty winds from W/NW