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Northern Arizona forest officials are conducting several prescribed burns this week

Observatory Mesa Burn
Ryan Heinsius/KNAU
Fire personnel conduct a prescribed burn on Observatory Mesa in Flagstaff Nov. 2, 2021 as part of the Flagstaff Prescribed Fire Training Exchange.

National Forest officials in northern Arizona are planning to conduct multiple prescribed burns this week.

Crews on the Coconino National Forest Monday are completing a 550-acre treatment near the Lava River Cave northwest of Flagstaff they began last week. Smoke could impact Highway 180.

Fire managers Monday are also beginning a 600-acre burn near Stoneman Lake, and on Wednesday they’ll ignite 1,200 acres south of Mormon Lake. Smoke may affect the Mormon Lake community and Lake Mary Road.

Meanwhile, Kaibab National Forest officials are beginning four prescribed burns Monday in the Tusayan area totaling more than 3,000 acres. The work is expected to last through the week.