Prescott, Yavapai Hills may be affected by smoke next week

Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to continue fall prescribed burning on the Bradshaw Ranger District, Monday through Sunday, Nov. 14-20, weather conditions permitting.

Spruce prescribed fire is a 400-acre, first-entry burn located about four miles south and east of Prescott and a half-mile east of Groom Creek. Vegetation consists of ponderosa pine with a shrub understory. Nighttime impacts could occur in Groom Creek, Prescott, and the Yavapai Hills area. Major roads that might be impacted include Senator Highway, Spruce Mountain Road, and Walker Road and Trail 299.

We are sensitive to special events planned in Prescott and surrounding locations. Before the start of any ignitions, if weather conditions which include wind direction and ventilation are not suitable, the burn could be cancelled. Forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.