Wildfire Incident Information
Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Fire Status
UNKNOWN
Last Updated
2 days ago
Fire Start
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 10:28 AM MDT
Incident #
2024-NWCG-317151
Dispatch Notes
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Primary Fire Agency

National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago

The Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest has several prescribed fire plans slated for the spring of 2024. More details regarding prescribed fire plans will be posted closer to time of ignition. Spring 2024 Prescribed Fire plans: Horseshoe (Peaks project area)Tentative dates: April 29, 2024 through May 1, 2024Location: North of Flagstaff: North of the San Francisco Peaks and west of Highway 89Size: 3,963Type of burn: Broadcast, maintenanceSmoke impacts: Smoke is expected to travel to the northeast during ignitions. Possible impacts will be felt along Highway 89. Smoke may settle in low-lying areas overnight.Why: This prescribed fire will reduce fuel loading south of Flagstaff, thus lessening the risk of catastrophic unplanned wildfire during times of critical fire weather. This project also reintroduces fire into a fire-adapted ecosystem.Notes: There are no closures anticipated. A helicopter may be used during this project to assist with aerial ignitions. Wild Bill South 3 Echo/ Flagstaff Urban Interface SouthTentative dates: May 1, 2024 through May 4, 2024Location: South of Flagstaff: between Lower Lake Mary and MountainaireSize: 4,622 acresType of burn: Broadcast, maintenanceSmoke impacts: Smoke will be highly visible from the City of Flagstaff and all surrounding areas. Smoke is expected to travel in an east or northeast direction during ignitions, and possible daytime impacts will be felt on the east side of Flagstaff, along Interstate 40, at Walnut Canyon National Monument, along Lake Mary Road south of Flagstaff and in the Continental community. Smoke may settle in low-lying areas overnight.Why: This prescribed fire will reduce fuel loading south of Flagstaff, thus lessening the risk of catastrophic unplanned wildfire during times of critical fire weather. This project also reintroduces fire into a fire-adapted ecosystem.Notes: There are no closures anticipated. Mint West

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Wed, Apr 17, 2024 7:28 PM UTC
Incident Type
Prescribed Fire
Incident Commander
Coconino National Forest
Flagstaff Ranger District
Incident Description
Prescribed fire projects usually commence during the early spring months in northern Arizona. If you want to sign up to receive news releases about prescribed fire and other projects on Coconino National Forest, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/coconino/news-events and click on the blue "Sign Up!" icon in the right column.

Prescribed fire is important part of forest restoration projects planned in accordance with the Forest Service’s 10-year Wildfire Crisis Strategy. Prescribed fire and mechanical thinning work together to remove fuels such as woody debris and logging scraps from the forest floor during times of opportune weather.

Fire managers make every effort to effectively plan and execute burn plans at times when weather allows for smoke impacts to be minimized and transport up and over communities.

For more information about prescribed burns and why wildfire is a necessary part of this ecosystem, please visit our website at coconinonationalforest.us.
Coordinates
35.228779, -111.58027777778