Tusayan Ranger District Fire Managers have elected to postpone the Reed Prescribed Fire due to unfavorable weather conditions.
Wind speeds and relative humidity fluctuated from the original forecast prompting the decision to delay this project. Officials will continue to monitor weather patterns and seek opportunities to continue when improved conditions are present ensuring a safer operation.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday April 19th, 2017 approx. 10:00 AM|
|Location||Tusayan Ranger District Kaibab National Forest|
|Incident Commander||Josh Miller RXB2|
|Incident Description||Reed Rx|
Ponderosa Pine, Oak, Grasses
Crews plan to begin ignitions on a prescribed burn on the 681 acre Reed Prescribed Fire Project on Wednesday April 19 and intend to continue burning for approximately three days in the area if conditions remain favorable. The burn area is located approximately three miles south of the town of Tusayan.
“Because this prescribed fire will be burning immediately adjacent to Highway 64, we suggest that motorists slow down when driving through the area and use extreme caution due to firefighters working along the roadway and potential impacts to visibility.” said Fire Management Officer Quentin Johnson.
Burns occur when winds and other atmospheric conditions will push the majority of smoke away from homes and ultimately limit the number of days smoke is in the air.