Kaibab South Zone RX Fire

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Kaibab South Zone RX Fire

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Approximate Location

35.939 latitude, -112.033 longitude

Incident Overview

Reed- Flying J Rx Map

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On May 31 through June 2, 2017, firefighters burned 634 acres east of Tusayan, shown as the eastern yellow block on the map to the right. Despite a small amount of rain that fell on the fire area this week, the ponderosa pine needles were very receptive and burned very well. Smoke during the day drifted north and east, having very little impact on Tusayan area residents and visitors.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginThursday June 01st, 2017 approx. 10:00 AM
LocationTusayan Ranger District, 5 miles east of Tusayan
Incident CommanderQuentin Johnson Burn Boss
Incident DescriptionReed Prescribed Fire

Current Situation

Total Personnel25
Size634 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa pine


Planned Actions

Firefighters plan to monitor these burned areas to ensure that fire stays in the planned area, and to minimize smoke impacts to Tusayan area residents and visitors.


Smoke may continue to be visible through the week.

Unit Information

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Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Williams, AZ 86046

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