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Whiteriver, Arizona – Fort Apache Agency Fire Management will resume prescribed burning on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation due to favorable weather conditions beginning Sunday, November 25, 2018. Prescribed burn operations will resume within various burn units from November 25 to December 7, 2018.

On Sunday, November 25, 2018, fire personnel will conduct pile burning within the Beaver Creek Burn Unit. The Beaver Creek Burn unit is located about 7 miles east of Whiteriver. Fire personnel will treat 300 acres of piles.

On Monday, November 26, 2018 fire personnel will conduct broadcast burning within the Corduroy or Coyote West Burn Unit. Both burn units are located southwest of Hondah. Fire personnel will treat between 300-500 acres a day.

Nearby residents should expect smoke in the vicinity and drivers should pay extra attention while traveling through or adjacent to burn units. All Prescribed Fire activity will be carefully monitored and will comply with smoke management guidelines to reduce the impact of smoke on local residents. If conditions become unfavorable prescribed burning efforts will be ceased to mitigate smoke impacts to the communities.

If you have any questions regarding our upcoming prescribed burning efforts, you can call Candy Lupe, Public Information Officer at (928) 338-5425 or you can log onto BIA Fort Apache Agency’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/BIAFAAFireMgt.

Source : 311 Info