Fire Managers May Initiate Additional North Rim Prescribed Fire
Grand Canyon, Ariz., Dec. 5, 2017 — For Immediate Release. Fire managers will take advantage of continued warm, dry weather conditions over the next several weeks and may initiate additional... more
Fredonia, Ariz., Nov. 29, 2017 — For Immediate Release. North Zone Fire managers announced plans today to initiate prescribed fire operations on a small 50-acre strip of land adjacent to the campground at Jacob Lake. Weather conditions are forecasted to be within prescriptive parameters throughout the rest of the week; fire managers anticipate conducting a test fire as early as Friday.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday October 17th, 2017 approx. 07:00 AM|
|Location||See 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 Commander||See significant events for Burn Boss and Acres treated information.|
|Incident Description||North Zone Rx Fires Fall 2017|
See attached fire updates
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.
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
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.
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.