La Paz County Golf Course personnel will be conducting a controlled burn starting at 6 a.m Sept. 10, 2018 at the Emerald Canyon Golf Course, which is located upriver across the road from La Paz County Park. The controlled burn will take place all day and possibly into the evening.
County personnel and the Buckskin Fire Department will monitor the burn. Holes 10 through 18 on the course will be closed for the burn, but will reopen once the burn is completed and no safety hazard exists.
People living in the area and those passing by on either State Route 95 or Riverside Drive near the golf course likely will notice smoke coming from the golf course on Sept. 10. They are asked not to call 911 or the Buckskin Fire Department as this is a controlled burn.
Residents and visitors to the area should be mindful to take proper precautions if they might have any health issues that could be affected by this controlled burn. Wind conditions will affect the direction the smoke will travel. The County is taking every precaution to limit concerns.
This controlled burn and smoke may impact sensitive populations, including individuals with heart and lung diseases; elderly people, infants, children and pregnant women; and those who have a sensitivity to smoke.
As general cautionary measures, the following actions can be taken:
Minimize of forgo outdoor activities during the controlled burn, especially exercise.
Stay indoors with windows and doors closed as much as possible.
Do not run fans or swamp coolers that may being smoky air inside.
Run your air-conditioning if it does not bring in any smoky air into your residence.
If you have asthma or other respiratory illnesses, please take your medications and follow your management plan.
Thank you for your understanding as this controlled burn is conducted. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact La Paz County Administrator Ron Drake at 928-669-6115 or visit the county’s website, www.co.la-paz.az.us.