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Long Jim 3 Prescribed Burn

Unit Information

Grand Canyon National Park
National Park Service
PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

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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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginSunday June 04th, 2017 approx. 09:00 AM
LocationGrand Canyon National Park - South Rim
Incident CommanderEd Hiatt - Burn Boss National Park Service
Coordinates36.043 latitude, -112.102 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel51
Size750 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa pine, pinyon pine, juniper and brush

Outlook

Planned Actions

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.

Remarks

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.