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South Rim Prescribed Burn

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Gila District Office
3201 E Universal Way
Tucson, AZ 85756

Aravaipa Canyon South Rim RX 6/5 Update

South Rim Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire
Announcements – 6/5/2019

Aerial ignition started this morning just before noon over the larger project burn area. A helicopter with a plastic sphere dispenser (PSD) is planned to work through the afternoon, barring technical issues with the PSD machine or change in burn area conditions that contribute to unfavorable fire behavior. Conditions such as too much or too little wind or humidity may impact meeting project goals.

In general, smoke has been lifting up and out of the area with little impact overnight in main canyon and the area drainages.

Relative to objectives met today burning may continue tomorrow 6/6.