Fire/stock photo/prescribed burn

A small ground fire burns just west of Flagstaff in the summer of 2018.

Pile burning on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will begin on Friday of this week and continue into next week as weather conditions permit.

According to the National Forest Service, piles on two separate timber sale units on the district have been evaluated and are suitable for ignition at this time.

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383 acres of piles in the Wright Timber Sale area located north of Parks will be ignited Friday, and an additional 200 acres will begin on Monday of next week on the Shiner Timber Sale project located just southwest of Dogtown Lake along forest road 140.

During ignition operations, smoke will be visible from areas surrounding these burns but is expected to be light in volume and short in duration.

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