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Burns scheduled for ignition
Prescribed fires planned east of Williams near Sherwood Forest Estates through Friday

Firefighters dig a fireline during a recent prescribed burn in Williams.

Firefighters dig a fireline during a recent prescribed burn in Williams.

WILLIAMS - Fire managers are planning to implement two prescribed fires in the Frenchy project, about eight miles east of Williams, near Sherwood Forest Estates this week. Implementation of the burns is contingent on favorable environmental conditions and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality approval. Depending on conditions, the following burns may occur:

• Today - Ignition is planned on 122 acres south of Interstate 40 and northeast of Mineral Lake.

• Tomorrow - Ignition is scheduled on 223 acres north and east of Sherwood Forest Estates.

Monday, fire managers cancelled the City Sheridan Prescribed Fire on the south side of Williams due to forecasted hot temperatures that were outside the "prescription" for the project. Officials will continue to evaluate the current and predicted weather to determine if the Frenchy burns will be implemented.

The burns will be monitored for fire spread and smoke production. Forest Service officials say prescribed burns are part of an ongoing effort to ensure that future fires in the area remain at a lower level of intensity, thereby protecting firefighters and the community.

For more information on these prescribed burns, visit Inciweb at www.inciweb.org/incident/1880.

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