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Viewpoint Fire Containment Progress

Sedona AZ (May 12, 2018) – Firefighters are making excellent progress on the Viewpoint Fire and have the blaze eighty percent contained, say authorities. Roughly one hundred and forty firefighters remain assigned to Viewpoint. Over the next few days, firefighters will monitor the fire’s perimeter to ensure stability under the windy conditions. They will also patrol for hot spots and continue... 

Conditions Trigger Fire Restrictions in Central and Western Arizona

Interactive Map showing Agency management boundaries:  Click here Sedona AZ (April 19, 2018) – Beginning April 20, 2018, campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented on state lands and federally managed public lands in central and western Arizona which includes Yavapai, Maricopa, La Paz Yuma, Mohave and Gila counties, as well as portions of Pinal county. Restrictions will be in effect... 

Prescott Basin Prescribed Burn Continues

Forest prescribed burn method Sedona AZ (July 27, 2016) – Prescott National Forest fire managers plan to continue fuels treatment in the Prescott Basin.  Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wild land urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience. The burning will start on Thursday, July 28, 2016, and could continue through Friday, August... 

Prescott National Forest Plans Gray Wolf Prescribed Burn

Prescott, AZ (July 4, 2016) – The Prescott National Forest is planning to conduct the Gray Wolf prescribed fire in the area south of AZ Highway 169 and west of AZ Interstate 17 the week of July 5 – July 11  (T13,  R3,  S17). This project will only be implemented if anticipated and needed conditions exist as well as if adequate resources remain available. The Forest recognizes that there... 

Prescribed Burning Near Ponderosa Park

Sedona AZ (October 8, 2015) –Due to current weather conditions, fire managers were unable to complete any prescribed burning this week. Fire managers are planning to continue treatment on the Bradshaw Ranger District on Wednesday, October 14, through Sunday, October 18, in the Prescott Basin pending favorable weather conditions. Specific days to burn will be determined by the weather over the weekend... 

Pile Burning Planned in the Prescott Basin

Sedona AZ (May 13, 2015) –– Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to burn fuel break piles Friday, May 15 through Tuesday, May 19, 2015, pending favorable weather conditions in Prescott, Arizona. Specific days to burn will be determined by current and expected weather patterns allowing fire managers to make every effort to minimize smoke impacts to nearby communities.   The... 

Verde Ranger District Pile Burn Scheduled

Prescott AZ (February 3, 2015) – Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District are planning to burn Wednesday, February 4 through Saturday, February 7, 2015, pending favorable weather conditions. Specific days to burn will be determined by current and expected weather patterns allowing fire managers to make every effort to minimize smoke impacts to nearby communities.   Approximately 500 acres of... 

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Prescott Basin

Forest prescribed burn method Sedona AZ (September 30, 2014) – Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to burn Thursday, October 2 through Saturday, October 4, 2014, pending favorable weather conditions. Burning of debris left over from brush-crush thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning.... 

Senator Highway Closure

Monsoon damage forces road closure Sedona AZ (July 21, 2014) – Prescott National Forest officials have closed a portion of Arizona’s Senator Highway, effective July 18, 2014. Recent monsoon rains has caused extensive damage and washed out portions of the Crown King area road making it unsafe and impassable at this time. The closure will remain in effect until monsoon activity is over and... 

National Forest Fire Restrictions Begin

Sedona AZ (April 18, 2014) – Campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented at 8:00 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, on the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto National Forests in order to protect public health and reduce preventable human-caused fires. On the Kaibab National Forest, restrictions will apply only to the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts. Fire restrictions will not yet... 
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