Flagstaff announces prescribed burns within city limits

By Nicholas Gerbis
Published: Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 3:51pm
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The city of Flagstaff has announced plans to conduct prescribed burns within city limits this fall.

The burns will take place on city-owned parcels and will likely occur in mid-September to mid-November, depending on weather.

Prescribed burns are vital to the area’s ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests, which have evolved beneficial adaptations to frequent fires.

They also provide essential nutrients to soils and reduce risks of catastrophic fires by limiting available fuel.

Fire managers will work with nearby national forests and parks, fire districts and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to monitor smoke impacts.

The city’s website, flagstaff.az.gov, will share locations and dates when available.

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