Scheduled FY2017-2018 Board Meetings:
December 18, 2017 • January 22, 2018 • February. 26, 2018 • March 26, 2018 • April 23, 2018 • May 21, 2018 • June 25, 2018
Major Arizona Incidents
Nagel Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)
on December 11, 2017 at 5:28 pm
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District conducted prescribed burn operations within Burn Blocks 1, 2, and 6 of the Nagel Forest Health Prescribed Burn area, from November 14 - 17. This burn was south of the Dutch Joe Ranch area. The burn was to the east of Forest Road 34, south of Forest Road 100, to the west of Forest Roads 117, and to the north of Forest Roads 9439 and 9429A. The burn blocks encompassed approximately 963 acres. Updated November 29: The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District conducted burning within Burn Block 5 of the Nagel Forest Health Prescribed Burn area, from November 29 through November 30. Updated December 8: The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District completed the Eastern half of Block 5 of the Nagel Burn area on December 5. 410 acres were burned in the northwestern half of the unit last week with a total of 1,997 acres treated all together. […]
Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns (Prescribed Fire)
on December 8, 2017 at 9:40 pm
Fire managers plan to conduct several prescribed burns over fall 2017 and into spring 2018. Projects are dependent upon weather and wind conditions, so they can be cancelled after they have been announced if conditions are not suitable. Smoke from the burns is generally expected to disperse toward the northeast and may settle in low areas northeast of the specific burn, especially during the evening and early morning hours. Prescribed fires are essential tools for restoring the forests in our fire-adapted ecosystem, and smoke is an unavoidable byproduct of these vital efforts. Fire managers strive to minimize smoke impacts to the community as much as possible. They burn when winds and other atmospheric conditions will push the majority of smoke away from homes; they’ll burn larger sections at a time to ultimately limit the number of days smoke is in the air; and they work closely with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, partners in the Ponderosa Fire Advisory Council,... […]
Sonoita-Elgin Fire Season – 2017
First, I would like to state the Sonoita-Elgin Fire is a suppression Department; our objectives are to protect lives, structures, and grasslands.
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