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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.


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For Immediate Release
August 3, 2010
       

Pile Burns this week on Coconino National Forest


Flagstaff, AZ – Fire specialists on the Coconino National Forest will continue the prescribed fire program by igniting slash piles tomorrow.

        Mountainaire Project Area, up to 20 acres per day, on south end of Flagstaff along Lake Mary Road near Mormon Lake Ranger Station, J.W. Powell Blvd and Pine Canyon. Smoke may be noticeable in the immediate area during ignition, but will be light and will disperse quickly.

About 20 acres of slash piles were burned today on the Eastside Project Area along Townsend-Winona Road. Slash is leftover branches and small diameter trees from forest restoration projects.

All prescribed fire activity is dependent on personnel availability, weather – including ventilation conditions, and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (www.azdeq.gov).

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
        Local Ranger Stations: Peaks Ranger District (Flagstaff), 928-526-0866.

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Karen Malis-Clark
Public Affairs, Conservation Education
Coconino National Forest
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-2529
Phone  928-527-3492  Fax 928-527-3620
email    kmclark@xxxxxxxxx
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