Forest Service plans control burns

Burns could be ignited Sunday

Fire managers with the Kaibab National Forest are requesting approval to burn on the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts. These requests include the City and Tusayan South prescribed burn projects.

Upon approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and with favorable weather conditions, the prescribed burning will occur from Sunday through Tuesday.

On the Tusayan District, the planned activities will take place on Sunday or Monday on the Tusayan South project (250 acres). The Tusayan South unit will be implemented only if north winds exist for good smoke dispersal away from Tusayan.

On the Williams District, burning will occur Tuesday on the Signal Hill portion (500 acres) of the City prescribed burn project.

Fire managers expect fairly light smoke production on this unit due to rather sparse vegetation. Smoke will be visible in Williams and along portions of Interstate 40.

For air quality information in Williams, check the following Web site and click on the red dot by Flagstaff - www.satguard.com/USFS/realtime/AZ.asp.

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