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Kaibab South Zone RX Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Bob Blasi
Email: bobblasi@fs.fed.us
Phone: 928-635-5653

Highlighted Activity

04/20/2018 Williams Ranger District to Continue Ignitions on Sunflower Rx Fire Project
Williams, Ariz., April 20, 2018—For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the south zone of the Kaibab National Forest will resume implementation on the Sunflower prescribed fire project beginning...
News - 04/20/2018
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Fire managers on the south zone of the Kaibab National Forest will resume implementation on the Sunflower prescribed fire project beginning Saturday of this week. With red flag conditions subsiding and a measure of moisture in the immediate forecast, favorable weather conditions have presented an opportunity to continue with treatments in this specific area.

The 15,195 acre Sunflower project is located approximately 7 miles southeast of Williams between County Road 73 and Whitehorse Lake. It began in the fall of 2017 and will likely be ongoing throughout the year as opportunities arise and conditions permit.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginSaturday April 21st, 2018 approx. 08:00 AM
LocationWilliams Ranger District
Incident CommanderTyler Knight RXB3 Zach Boness RXB3-T
Incident DescriptionSunflower Rx Broadcast Burn
Coordinates35.157 latitude, -112.073 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel40
Size4,000 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine, Oak Grasses

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews will resume implementation on the Sunflower prescribed fire project beginning Saturday of this week and will continue working into next week as weather conditions permit.

Remarks

The 15,195 acre Sunflower project is located approximately 7 miles southeast of Williams between County Road 73 and Whitehorse Lake. It began in the fall of 2017 and will likely be ongoing throughout the year as opportunities arise and conditions permit.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Cooler temperatures with moisture.