Spring 2017 Prescribed Burns News Release

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Spring 2017 Prescribed Burns News Release

Update 2017-04-11: Prescribed burns near Stoneman Lake, Lake Mary April 12

Incident: Spring 2017 Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire
Released: 4/11/2017

Flagstaff, Arizona — Fire managers are planning several prescribed burn projects this week across Coconino National Forest that will produce visible smoke around Flagstaff and Stoneman Lake beginning as early as tomorrow.

These prescribed burns are conducted in order to help protect communities from severe wildfires by reducing forest fuel accumulation in strategic areas around northern Arizona communities, and also reintroduce fire into the Ponderosa pine ecosystem for restoration purposes. All of the listed projects may not be pursued, as all prescribed burns are dependent upon weather and wind conditions, which can differ drastically across the forest. So all or some of them could be cancelled if conditions are not suitable.

Upper Beaver Creek Project (Stoneman Lake area)

Lake Mary Project

Notifications of upcoming prescribed burns are provided regularly throughout the season. The public can find this information online:

For information on possible road closures or restrictions associated with prescribed burns, please visit az511.gov.

Additional resources:

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Coconino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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