Prescribed burns planned to begin this week near Tusayan
Tusayan, Ariz., May 22, 2017—For Immediate Release. Crews plan to begin working on two prescribed burns near Tusayan beginning Tuesday and will likely continue burning for several days providing.. more
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.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Thursday June 01st, 2017 approx. 10:00 AM|
|Location||Tusayan Ranger District, 5 miles east of Tusayan|
|Incident Commander||Quentin Johnson Burn Boss|
|Incident Description||Reed Prescribed Fire|
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.