PRESCRIBED BURN PLANNED FOR MINGUS MOUNTAIN
Another prescribed burn by the Prescott National Forest will begin next Tuesday on the Verde Ranger District.
Fire managers plan to burn 259 acres of the Workcenter prescribed burn. Ignitions are planned through Wednesday, October 11TH, pending favorable weather conditions. The burn unit is located on Mingus Mountain, east of Highway 89A, north of Forest Road 104 near Mingus Lookout Tower, Mingus HanG Gliding Site, and THE United Methodist Camp. This project is part of the Black Hills Vegetation Management Project where fire crews plan to treat a large surface area with broadcast burning, improving wildlife habitat and provide added protection to infrastructure on Mingus Mountain.
Smoke from the burn will be light and will be visible from several locations including Cottonwood, Cherry, Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, and Jerome.
There will be no trail or road closures, but in the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed burn, as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.