Long Jim Rx Update 6-6-17
Grand Canyon News Release National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Release date: Immediate Contact: Emily Davis Phone number: 928-638-7609 Date: June 6, 2017 Fire Managers at... more
The Long Jim 3 Prescribed Fire is a second entry burn in a unit located near the developed area of the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The objectives of the 1,933 acre burn are to reduce the surface fuel load and limit the amount of stand replacement in mature ponderosa pine. The burn will restore and maintain the park's natural resilient condition while also helping protect park visitors, park staff and structures in the event of a wildfire.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 04th, 2017 approx. 09:00 AM|
|Location||Grand Canyon National Park - South Rim|
|Incident Commander||Ed Hiatt - Burn Boss National Park Service|
Ponderosa pine, pinyon pine, juniper and brush
ALL IGNITIONS ON THE BURN HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. Today firefighters will monitor the burn unit and mop up any areas along the fire's perimeter that may threaten the holding lines.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Tomorrow firefighters will continue to monitor the burn unit and mop up any areas along the fire's perimeter that may threaten the holding line.
ALL IGNITIONS ON THE BURN HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. Due to increasing temperatures, low humidity and windy conditions forecasted for the next few days, fire managers have made the decision to halt any further ignitions on the burn unit until weather conditions are more favorable. A total of 750 acres were treated over the last few days. Even though the acreage was not as much as fire managers had planned to complete, they still feel that what was accomplished was successful and met their objectives.
Todays weather will be mostly sunny and dry. Temperatures will be 81-83 degrees. Humidity 10-12%. Winds will be light and variable, 2-4 mph out of the southwest, increasing to 8-12 mph in the afternoon.