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KNF-GRCA North Zone Fire Rx 2017-2018

Unit Information

Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 S. 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046

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The following North Zone Fire Management map outlines the planned prescribed fire treatments for Fall 2017 through Spring 2018.Image options: [ Full Size ]

Fredonia, Ariz., Jan. 8, 2018 — For Immediate Release. In anticipation of snowfall this week, fire managers announce plans to begin pile burning, weather permitting.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginTuesday October 17th, 2017 approx. 07:00 AM
LocationSee attached fire updates for specific locations on the Bright Angel Rx, Tipover East Rx, Wildhorse Rx, North Rim Slopes Rx and High Severity Edge Rx.
Incident CommanderSee significant events for Burn Boss and Acres treated information.
Incident DescriptionNorth Zone Rx Fires Fall 2017
Coordinates36.34 latitude, -112.163 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size13,584 Acres
Fuels Involved

See attached fire updates

Significant Events

Moquitch-3 Rx: Burn Boss Brandon Allen - approximately 2,300 acres treated.

Wildhorse Rx: Burn Boss Dave Veater - approximately 2,813 acres treated to date.

North Rim Slopes Rx: Burn Boss Chris Marks - approximately 1,400 acres treated to date.

High Severity Edge Rx: Burn Boss Chris Marks - approximately 180 acres treated to date.

Tipover Rx: Burn Boss Dave Robinson - approximately 6,891 acres treated to date.


Planned Actions

Resources continue to monitor and patrol all North Zone prescribed fire burn units, which include the following for the 2017 fall Rx season:

Bright Angel Rx

Wildhorse Rx

Tipover East Rx

North Rim Slopes Rx

High Severity Edge Rx


During prescribed fires, motorists are cautioned that smoke may be present in short durations, which may impact roads and populated areas, and are reminded to use caution, drive slowly, turn on headlights, and avoid stopping in areas where fire personnel is working.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Fire managers will remain cognizant of wind direction and ventilation with the intent to minimize smoke impacts to businesses and residences.

Fire officials recognize that impacts to air quality may be unpleasant at times, however they can significantly reduce the amount and limit the duration of smoke more effectively using prescribed methods than in an uncontrolled wildfire situation.