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Williams Ranger District Rx Fire

Unit Information

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

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Map showing location of piles on Williams Ranger District.Image options: [ Full Size ]

Fire managers plan to burn piles on the Tusayan and Williams ranger districts of the Kaibab National Forest Jan. 5 and 6. The piles are the result of forest restoration efforts, and the goal of burning them is to further reduce fuels that could feed high-intensity wildfire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginThursday January 05th, 2017 approx. 07:00 AM
LocationKaibab National Forest, Williams Ranger District
Incident DescriptionWilliams Ranger District Prescribed Fire Projects
Coordinates35.237 latitude, -112.215 longitude

Current Situation

Size52 Acres
Significant Events

Williams Ranger District fire managers plan to burn piles scattered within a 52-acre area Jan. 5 and 6 near Kunde Knoll, about 8 miles south of Williams. Smoke is expected to drift to the north and northeast during the day and will be most noticeable in the immediate area surrounding the pile burn during ignitions and for a few hours afterward. Smoke impacts to any developed areas or nearby communities are expected to be light.

Also on Jan. 5 and 6, Williams fire managers plan to burn the single, large natural debris pile at Three Sisters Cinder Pit, located north of Cataract Lake about two miles northwest of Williams. Smoke is expected to be pushed north and northeast during daytime hours, away from Williams. However, light smoke may be noticeable in the northern portions of Williams during overnight hours.

No road or trail closures are expected with either pile burn on the Williams Ranger District.