Pile burning in Cochise Stronghold in October and November

Tucson, AZ (October 11, 2018) – For Immediate Release. Douglas Ranger District personnel will be burning piles of wood in Cochise Stronghold throughout the months of October and November as weather permits.


Slash piles covering 50 acres will be burned to reduce excess fuels (flammable vegetation) in the Wildland-Urban Interface in and around the campground and residences in the area.


Burning will be done in small parcels when environmental conditions are favorable. Smoke impacts should be minimal due to the small sizes of piles and parcels to be burned. Light smoke may be visible from Sunsites and Highway 80.


No closures will be implemented during the burns. Recreationists visiting the Stronghold are advised to use situational awareness, practice personal safety and avoid areas where burning is occurring.