Wednesday Sept. 24: More burns tomorrow
Fire managers with the Kaibab National Forest plan to begin the Twin Dutch and Twin Stage prescribed burning projects on the Williams Ranger District tomorrow. The areas cover approximately 3,000 acres and will be aerially ignited.
The project areas are located about 10 miles southwest of Williams near Dutch Kid Tank. There will be active fire on both sides of Forest Road 108, commonly referred to as the Loop Road. Fire personnel and equipment will be working in this area. Please use caution if traveling on the forest.
Smoke impacts should be minimal in Williams. However, some smoke may settle in the subdivisions just south of Williams along County Highway 73.
Smoke will be visible from Williams and along I-40.
Goals of burning in the project area include reducing hazardous fuel accumulation and decreasing the risk of high-intensity wildland fire onto private property and into the City of Williams watershed.
Two other burn units in the City Project were completed early this week.
According to data from the air quality monitoring station in Williams, for the 24-hour period after the two burns, air quality remained in the good range. The data is available at http://www.satguard.com/USFS/realtime/AZ.asp
For more information, please contact Fire Information Officer Punky Moore (929) 635-5653.
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