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Pit and pile burns planned on the Globe Ranger Districts


PHOENIX – Tonto National Forest fire officials are planning to burn piles near the ranger station, as well as one pit near the Ice House CCC Camp, March 13-24, 2023.

Fire specialists will be burning roughly one acre of handmade piles on the Globe Ranger District compound. In addition, they will be burning a pit containing brush, branches and grass materials. Property owners who gather this dry fuel from around their homes and property can take it to the community green waste pit to have it burned. Removing this material creates defensible space around structures, which increases the likelihood that a home will survive a wildfire.

Experienced fire and fuels specialists on the Tonto National Forest build prescribed fire plans using the most up-to-date science and modeling along with their combined on-the-ground fire and fuels experience.

Until ignitions are complete, smoke will be visible for several days near the district office in Globe and from the burn pit near Ice House CCC Camp. Affected communities should remain aware of smoke advisories and conditions. Learn more about smoke impacts on the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality website.

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