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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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Burning has been re-scheduled to resume on Saturday May 1 and could continue into the forthcoming week as weather allows. Recent moisture has influenced the overall conditions improving the ability to meet fuels reduction objectives more thoroughly with less risk.

Kaibab National Forest fire managers will be continuing work on the Reed Prescribed Fire project located on the Tusayan Ranger District approximately 3 miles northeast of the town of Tusayan beginning Monday of next week.
Crews will begin ignitions on a 117-acre unit near the junction of forest roads 9121G and 9121GA northeast of the Ten X Ranch. Additional units may be burned into the week ahead providing weather conditions remain favorable to achieve desired effects that meet land management objectives.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginSaturday May 01st, 2021 approx. 10:00 AM
LocationUpper Ten X 3 miles NE of Tusayan
Incident CommanderAdam Pahl RXB2
Incident DescriptionPile Burn
Coordinates35.982 latitude, -112.086 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel20
Size350 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine, Oak, Grasses

Significant Events

Burning has been re-scheduled to resume on Saturday May 1 and could continue into the forthcoming week as conditions allow.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews will begin ignitions on a 117-acre unit near the junction of forest roads 9121G and 9121GA northeast of the Ten X Ranch. Additional units may be burned into the week ahead providing weather conditions remain favorable to achieve desired effects that meet land management objectives.

Remarks

Smoke may be visible at times from highway 64, the Town of Tusayan, and areas within the Grand Canyon National Park. Fire managers strive to minimize smoke impacts and only conduct ignitions when conditions exist that will allow smoke to ventilate away from sensitive areas. Smoke is expected to disperse to the south during the day away from the community however residual smoke may settle into drainages and low-lying areas overnight.