Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest have begun working on pile burns south and east of the entrance into the Granite Mountain Recreation Area. Fire crews plan to burn 275 acres of piles through Monday, October 31st. The piles are part of a hazardous fuel reduction and timber stand improvement project. Piles are located outside of the recreation area and won’t impact trails, roads or campsites in Granite Basin. Fire managers expect smoke to be light, however some smoke could linger in the overnight hours in Iron Springs, Williamson Valley, downtown Prescott, Copper Basin and Thumb Butte.