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That's because they could have put it out if they wanted to. It may very well have actually burned itself out already!joebartels wrote:Pinal Fire
Active 19 acres 3 hrs. ago
not very big from started May 8th
Does that sound like the language used for a lightning-caused wildfire to you?Wildfire last burned in this area in 1952. The natural fire frequency of that landscape is in need of the reintroduction of low-severity fire into the ecosystem to provide for fire adapted communities and infrastructure resulting in enhanced overall forest health for the future. One of the objectives of this incident is to restore ponderosa pine and mixed conifer fuel types to a more drought tolerant and natural condition while protecting the community water shed from erosion. Private land, infrastructure and recreation facilities will be protected from fire.
Its nice up there. I love it there.Jim_H wrote:@azbackpackr
I might hike that loop this weekend. I am not excited to replace Icehouse Canyon with Pk 5024, so the Rim may be better. I think it is too early for the Pinalenos, and if the Sierra Ancha are as burned over as at least 1 HAZ member posted, I would rather go to the Rim.
Besides, I have basically never hiked on the Rim, or if I have it was 10 years ago, if it wasn't more.
Firing may be implemented by aerial resources to ensure the fire edge aligns appropriately to the slope once the wind conditions allow.