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SOUTHWESTERN-NEWS-RELEASE: Coconino National Forest Smoke Information

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The Coconino National Forest has established this method of notifying you of planned and current fuels treatment activities on the forest. For confirmation or for more information, please visit our "Current Conditions" page of the Coconino National Forest web-site. You may click
this link
http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/conditions/current-rx.shtml, or use the "shortcut" to our main page: www.coconinoforest.us

The Coconino County Health Department provides information about smoke
concerns and offers suggestions for minimizing smoke impacts to your family and home at the following website http://www.coconino.az.gov/health.aspx?id=6564.


For Immediate Release                                  
October 16, 2009        

Tentative prescribed fire plans for the week of October 19


Flagstaff, AZ – Pending favorable conditions, fire managers are planning prescribed fires in the following projects October 19-23.
All prescribed fire activity is dependent on personnel availability, weather – including ventilation conditions, and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).

Monday, October 19
EITHER
Blue Ridge Urban Interface (BRUI) Project – 600 acres approximately 11 miles northeast of Clint’s Well off Hwy 87, west of the Starlight Pines and Pine Canyon subdivisions. Smoke will disperse to the north. Some smoke may briefly impact Hwy 87 and the immediate area overnight.
OR
East Clear Creek Project – 500 acres approximately 20 miles south of the community of Blue Ridge between Knoll Lake and Forest Road 300 (Rim Road). Smoke will disperse to the north.


Projects crews will consider for the remainder of the week:
Continuing BRUI and East Clear Creek
Lake Mary South of Lower Lake Mary and Lake Mary Meadows
Kachina West of I-17, South of Kachina Village
Pete North of the San Francisco Peaks



The public can obtain prescribed fire information via the following:
        Prescribed Fire Hotline: 928-226-4607
        Coconino National Forest Website: www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino
o        Click on the Prescribed Fire Link to the right of the page
        Sign-up to receive regular email notifications:  http://www.fs.fed.us/news/subscription
o        Choose “Southwestern Region”
        Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CoconinoNF_Fire
        Inciweb: www.inciweb.org/incident/1889/  
        Local Ranger Stations: Peaks Ranger District (Flagstaff), 928-526-0866; Red Rock Ranger District (Sedona) 928-203-2900; Mogollon Rim Ranger District (Blue Ridge) 928-477-2255


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