Planned Pile Burns for Black Mesa Ranger District

Release Date: Oct 25, 2018  


Planned Pile Burns for Black Mesa Ranger District

Springerville, AZ—October 25, 2018 – The Black Mesa Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests plans to conduct a prescribed burn within the Fulton Timber Sale area to the south of State Route (SR) 260, west of Forest Road 512, and north of Forest Road 9512E.  The burn area will be located within Township 11N, Range 14 East, and Sections 32 and 33,  and Township 10.5N, Range 14E, Sections 23 and 24. 

Ignitions are planned to start on October 29 and run through the week. It is projected to burn 800 acres of the remaining slash piles that have been created from logging operations.   

Smoke will be seen from SR 260 and the Young Highway (Forest Road 512) and from the community of Forest Lakes.  Smoke may also be visible from the Colcord Ranch and Estates area below the Mogollon Rim.  There may be light to moderate impacts within the area throughout the week and should decrease significantly each evening after the primary ignition occurs.

Once ignition occurs, crews will be on scene until there is no longer a threat of escape from the project boundaries.

For further information call the Black Mesa Ranger District (928) 535-7300