Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Williams, AZ 86046
Officials on the Kaibab National Forest will begin managing three new lightning caused wildfires for the benefit of accomplishing land management objectives that include reducing hazardous fuel accumulations and restoring overall forest health.
The Pine Ridge fire at 5 acres and the JD fire at half an acre were discovered on July 8 and are located on the southern portion of the Williams Ranger District near Pine Flat. The 1 acre Blue fire also discovered on July 8 is located approximately 5 miles east of Red Butte on the Tusayan Ranger District. All of these fires will be monitored closely over the next several days with the intent of allowing fire to burn as it would naturally over the landscape as long as it can be safely managed while benefiting forest resources.
Each of these fires will have a designated planning area that will identify management objective priorities within the individual locations.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 08th, 2018 approx. 10:00 AM|
|Location||Williams Ranger District|
|Incident Commander||Ryan Rawlinson|
|Coordinates||35.042 latitude, -112.152 longitude|