Prescribed burning planned this week

PRESCOTT - Smoke is likely to be visible in the Verde Valley this week as fire managers plan to continue prescribed burning on the Bradshaw and the Verde Ranger Districts. The burns are scheduled Monday through Saturday, Nov. 23.

On the Verde Ranger District, the Tex Canyon Project, approximately 3500-acres north and east of the Whitehorse Subdivision in the Dewey-Humboldt area (T14N, R2E, Sec 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, & 34) and is designed to reduce fuel loads, return fire to its natural role, reduce the potential for a damaging wildfire to impact the Whitehorse Subdivision and improve wildlife habitat.

Tex Canyon is on the opposite side of the Black Hills from Cherry.

On the Bradshaw Ranger District, the Walker Project is proposed to burn approximately 450-acres west of Walker Road; South of the Ranch at Prescott

The Ponderosa Park project (T13N, 2W, S28, 29) will burn 350-acres northeast of Ponderosa Park

All prescribed fires activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather, fuels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (www.azdeq.gov).

The public can obtain additional prescribed fire information via the following:

To get additional information call Bradshaw Ranger District, (928) 443-8000 or Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121

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