We’ll have more smoke in our future.
Release Date: Dec 6, 2021
Contact(s): Debbie Maneely: 928-777-2212
PRESCOTT, AZ, December 6, 2021 – Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to burn debris piles near the community of Walker, Ponderosa Park/White Spar and Copper Basin. Ignitions are planned to start on Tuesday, December 7 through Monday, December 13, 2021 as favorable weather conditions allow. Fire managers expect smoke impacts to be light in the surrounding areas. Pile burning helps to reduce hazardous fuels in the wildland urban interface and increases ecosystem and community resilience.
In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed burn as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.
The purpose of this project is to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning and fuelwood removal activities. Reducing hazardous fuels will help reduce the threat of high-severity, high-intensity wildfire to the public, adjacent private property, and communities. Burning of debris left over from brush crush and thinning projects requires moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning.
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