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Kaibab NF South Zone Rx Fire

Unit Information

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

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Pile burning activity is occurring will be occurring on Government Hill on Wednesday February 25th.
Smoke is expected to move to the west during the day and may occasionally impact forest road 141 to the north. The burn will be visible to residents in Spring Valley, Pumpkin Center, and Parks including the I-40 corridor to the south, and Route 64 to the west. Ventilation is predicted to be very good with the majority of smoke dispersing by late afternoon leaving only minor impacts by early evening. Air quality will be monitored closely and actions will be taken as necessary to minimize the effects to all adjacent residential areas.



 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginTuesday February 25th, 2020 approx. 10:00 AM
LocationNorthwest Side Government Hill south of Spring Valley
Incident CommanderMario Orozco RXB2
Incident DescriptionPile Burn
Coordinates35.334 latitude, -111.964 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel15
Size78 Acres
Fuels Involved

Hand Piles

Outlook

Planned Actions

Kaibab National Forest fire crews on the Williams Ranger District will be igniting 78 acres of hand built slash piles located approximately 2 miles south of Spring Valley on the northwest slope of Government Hill on Wednesday this week.

Remarks

Piles typically burn rapidly and produce far less smoke for shorter durations than larger broadcast burns over the landscape. The overall duration of these burns is influenced by daily weather conditions which determine the best days to burn effectively. Air quality will be monitored closely and actions will be taken as necessary to minimize the effects on adjacent residential areas.