Kaibab South Zone RX Fire

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Kaibab South Zone RX Fire

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Pile Burns to Continue on South Side of Williams Ranger District
Williams, Ariz., Feb 12, 2018—For Immediate Release. Fire crews will begin burning an additional 500 acres of hand piles scattered across the southern half of the Williams Ranger District... more

INCIDENT UPDATED 2/13/2018

Approximate Location

35.151 latitude, -112.187 longitude

Incident Overview

Fuels reduction after light snow

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Fire crews will begin burning an additional 500 acres of hand piles scattered across the southern half of the Williams Ranger District beginning Monday of this week.

Inclement weather bringing moisture has presented favorable conditions to continue reducing fuel loads at various locations that include Coleman Lake, Sevier Flat, and Jackass Flat. Conditions will be evaluated daily before burns are implemented to ensure desirable effects and management objectives are being met. Fire managers will conduct operations incrementally at different locations throughout the week.

Fire Managers on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will continue burning slash piles on a 429 acre block this week just west of the Grand Canyon Airport.

The return of wet winter weather has enabled crews to resume working where they started last month eliminating woody fuel loads from previous thinning projects southwest of the town of Tusayan. Piles generally consume quickly due to the arrangement of burnable material above the ground and have little to no spread potential over the dampened surface.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginWednesday January 24th, 2018 approx. 08:00 AM
LocationWilliams Ranger District
Incident CommanderZach Boness RXB3
Incident DescriptionPile Burn

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size500 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine, Pinyon Pine

Outlook

Planned Actions

Fire crews will begin burning an additional 500 acres of hand piles scattered across the southern half of the Williams Ranger District beginning Monday of this week.

Fire Managers on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will continue burning slash piles on a 429 acre block this week just west of the Grand Canyon Airport.

Remarks

Ignition will occur in increments at various locations over several days in order to minimize smoke production and lessen impacts to surrounding developed areas. Ignitions will occur throughout the week.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Southwest winds forecasted

Unit Information

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Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 S 6th St
Williams, AZ 86046
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Bob Blasi
Email: bobblasi@fs.fed.us
Phone: 928-635-5653

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