Slash pile burning to continue on Mt. Lemmon November 25 and 26

Smoke may be visible in the area


TUCSON, AZ, November 22, 2019 – Fire crews will burn slash piles from forest thinning on Mt. Lemmon November 25 and 26, weather permitting.


Burning will occur in the Marshall Gulch Picnic Area, approximately 15 acres will be burned.


“This project is intended to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to local communities,” said Santa Catalina District Ranger Charles Woodard. “It’s part of an ongoing fuels reduction project to reduce the threat of wildfire.”


Smoke may be seen from Catalina Highway, Oracle, Summerhaven and Tucson.


No closures are anticipated. Motorists and recreationists are advised to use caution in the area, firefighters and fire engines will be present on and near roads, trails and recreation areas.