Coconino NF 2018 Pile, Prescribed Burns News Release

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Coconino NF 2018 Pile, Prescribed Burns News Release

2017-10-16: Mogollon Rim Ranger District changes prescribed burn plans

Incident: Coconino NF 2018 Pile, Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire
Released: 10/16/2017

Clints Well, Arizona — The fire managers on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District are canceling the prescribed burn planned for Oct. 16, The Sawmill Burn Project, because it does not meet the prescription required for burning and have decided to burn in the East Clear Creek Project this week.

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 to help restore ecological integrity.

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. Prescribed burns are also subject to approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, so all or some of them could be canceled if conditions are not suitable.


East Clear Creek Project (map)

The Flagstaff Ranger district is continuing its planning on igniting the prescribed burns in the Roundup Gash Burn Project this week as well.

Notifications of upcoming prescribed burns are provided regularly by news releases throughout the season and also by the following online resources:

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

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Coconino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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George Jozens or Brady Smith
Phone: 928-224-8306

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