Three Prescribed Burns Planned for Coconino County

Three Prescribed Burns Planned for Coconino County

Flagstaff area residents should be advised of three prescribed burns planned for this week.

The Coconino National Forest says that the burns are dependent on weather and wind conditions. The East Clear Creek Project is set to begin Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. and will not cause any notable closures or restrictions. The burn will take place about four miles east of C.C. Cragin Reservoir, and a total of 1,300 acres will be burned over two or three days. Smoke is predicted to move toward the east/northeast and Blue Ridge residents and motorists traveling on State Route 87 may notice some smoke. Cooler temperatures in the evenings may cause smoke to settle in nearby canyons.

Also planned for Wednesday is the Mustang Burn Project, between Mountainaire and Munds Park and set to begin at 8:30 a.m. No closures are expected from the 600-acre burn, which will occur approximately 10 miles southeast of Flagstaff, east of Interstate 17. Smoke may be noticeable near I-40, Lake Mary Road and on the east side of Flagstaff. Residents of Flagstaff’s Country Club subdivisions, Walnut Canyon and Doney Park may notice smoke during the evening hours and early in the morning.

Munds Park Project will begin on Wednesday or Thursday at 8:30 a.m., and burn approximately 150 acres immediately south of the Munds Park community, which is 14 miles south of Flagstaff. No closures are expected, but smoke may settle in the areas of Munds Park, Flagstaff’s Country Club subdivisions, Walnut Canyon and Doney Park throughout the evening and morning hours.

For more information, please visit the official website of the Coconino National Forest.

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