SAFFORD — The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management announced a prescribed burn will take place at Roper Lake State Park, starting Wednesday.
Crews will be conducting pile burns — piles of debris collected by State Parks and Trails crews in an effort to reduce fire risk.
The Roper Lake State Park burn is the fourth in a series of prescribed burns at state parks.
The burn will take place both Wednesday and Thursday, and smoke is expected to be visible in the Safford area, but impacts are expected to be minimal. The burns should not impact visitors to the park.
The prescribed burn is weather dependent, and cancellation or rescheduling is possible due to inclement weather.