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Coconino National Forest Pushes Back Two Large Burns To A Future Date To Clear The Airshed Of Residual Smoke

Coconino National Forest officials have modified prescribed fire plans for this week in order to clear the airshed and also take advantage of a specific wind forecast to keep smoke away from large powerlines during burning on the Upper Beaver Creek project. The 3,000-acre burn was planned for today through Thursday, as well as the 1,742-acre Bar-M project south of Mormon Lake planned for Tuesday through Thursday. Those two projects have been pushed back to a later time when conditions are more appropriate. Fire managers are going to burn a thousand acres Wednesday on the Sawmill Project near Stoneman Lake, due to optimal winds that will keep smoke away from the powerlines and the Verde Valley.