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Mcrae Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 8/11/2014

Approximate Location

35.92 latitude, -112.068 longitude

Incident Overview

McRae 08_06_14

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The McRae Fire was started by lightning in early July just south of Forest Road 688. Fire managers have allowed the fire to spread naturally for over one month now, and the current size is now 5,505 acres. The fire is being monitored daily to ensure that all containment lines continue to hold. Fire crews have also been busy removing fire-weakened hazard trees near forest roads within the burned area in preparation for the planned Aug. 15 lifting of a closure that was put into effect for public safety purposes. Managers do not anticpate any additional growth.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Location5 Miles southeast of Tusayan, Arizona
Incident CommanderIncident Commander Josh Miller I C T 4, Doug Sprouse I C T 4-Trainee
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel4
Size5,505 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine and Pinyon/Juniper

Outlook

Planned Actions

The 5,505-acre McRae Fire has not grown in a few days, having reached the boundaries established for it by fire managers. The fire is being monitored daily to ensure that all containment lines continue to hold. Fire crews have also been busy removing fire-weakened hazard trees near forest roads within the burned area in preparation for the planned Aug. 15 lifting of a closure that was put into effect for public safety purposes. Some smoke is still visible within the fire perimeter, as trees, stumps and other forest fuels continue to smolder.

Remarks

The McRae Complex transitioned to a Type 4 Incident on 08/10/14 at 06:00am. There was minimal fire activity within the planning area containment lines and no measurable fire spread over the past several days. There will be some smoke visible for a few more days but no major volume is expected to impact any rural areas. Pending no major changes, there will be no further updates. The final size of the McRae Fire is 5505 acres.

Unit Information

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Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 South 6th Street
Williams, AZ 86046

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