Pleasant Valley Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

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15,000-acre prescribed burn planned for Pleasant Valley Ranger District Tonto National Forest fire specialists will be conducting a 15,000-acre broadcast burn on the Pleasant Valley Ranger District starting Tuesday, Nov. 30 through Monday, Dec. 6, 2021.Fire crews on the ground assisted by a helicopter, will be conducting the large broadcast burn north of Pleasant Valley and south of the Naeglin Rim, along the 512 and 128 Roads and to the east of the Pleasant Valley Airport. Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell moderate-to-heavy amounts of smoke during the seven-day prescribed burn operation.During the day, smoke will impact the 512 Road, the OW Ranch, Forest Lakes, Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery and Pleasant Valley. In the evening hours, smoke will impact the 512 Road and Pleasant Valley, as smoke will likely move down Cherry Creek.To minimize the impact of smoke, fire personnel will terminate ignitions by 3 p.m. and signs will be posted on roads that are likely…

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