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Pile burns tomorrow may affect Happy Jack, Blue Ridge areas

Contact(s): Coconino National Forest, 928.527.3600


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Oct. 12, 2018, For Immediate Release — Fire managers will be conducting slash pile (34.611454N, -111.188796W) and Bly Pit (34.667317N, -111.110080W) burns tomorrow near the Mogollon Rim Ranger District office.

Smoke is expected to disperse toward the north/northeast and will be visible to motorists along U.S. Highway 87 and nearby forest roads, as well as the Blue Ridge communities. Smoke may settle during evening hours and impact low lying areas near the burn sites and in East Clear Creek.

The public and media can get notifications of prescribed burns or any other activity happening on the Coconino National Forest by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CoconinoNF.

When ignition begins on a prescribed burn begins, we update our Twitter account so the public can know why smoke is in the air and where it is coming from.

Coconino National Forest works closely with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to monitor smoke impacts. Individuals sensitive to smoke can learn how to protect their health by visiting the Coconino County Public Health Service District website at http://bit.ly/SmokeHealthAwareness.

 

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