Pile Burning Planned in Arizona’s Williams Ranger District

   01.15.12

Williams, AZ – Kaibab National Forest fire crews are evaluating conditions for potential pile burning Tuesday, January 17, on the Williams Ranger District. Pending favorable conditions fire crews are planning to ignite about 15 acres of slash piles 11 miles southeast of Williams near Scholz Lake.

The forecast shows a chance of showers Sunday and Monday which would be favorable for implementation of the prescribed burn. Managers expect smoke to travel northeast of the project during operations and to settle in the local area overnight.

Piles are made of stacked tree slash cut during thinning projects. The goals of thinning and pile burning are to reduce fire hazard and return important nutrients to the soil. For more information about prescribed fires, please call Punky Moore, Fire Information Officer, 928-635-5653.

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