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Kaibab NF South Zone Rx Fire

Unit Information

Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Arizona
Williams, AZ 86046

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Incident Contact

Bob Blasi
Phone: 928-635-5653

Highlighted Activity

01/31/2019 Pile Burning on Williams Ranger District Recommencing
Williams, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2019—For Immediate Release. Fuels reduction efforts on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will begin on Friday of this week and continue into next.
News - 01/31/2019
Units of Piles near Wright and Government HillImage options: [ Full Size ]

Fuels reduction efforts on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will begin on Friday of this week and continue into next week as weather conditions permit. Machine piles on two separate timber sale units on the district have been evaluated and are suitable for ignition at this time.

383 acres of piles in the Wright Timber Sale area located north of Parks on the south side of Government Hill will be ignited Friday, and an additional 200 acres will begin on Monday of next week on the Shiner Timber Sale project located just southwest of Dogtown Lake along forest road 140.


As winter weather conditions continue on the Kaibab National Forest, fire managers will look for additional opportunities to treat landscapes whenever appropriate.





Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginFriday February 01st, 2019 approx. 08:00 AM
LocationVarious project locations on the Williams Ranger Districts.
Incident CommanderTyler Richwine RXB3T
Incident DescriptionPile Burns
Coordinates35.321 latitude, -111.962 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel12
Size383 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine Machine piles

Significant Events

Fuels reduction efforts on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will begin on Friday of this week and continue into next week as weather conditions permit. Machine piles on two separate timber sale units on the district have been evaluated and are suitable for ignition at this time.

Outlook

Planned Actions

383 acres of piles in the Wright Timber Sale area located north of Parks on the south side of Government Hill will be ignited Friday, and an additional 200 acres will begin on Monday of next week on the Shiner Timber Sale project located just southwest of Dogtown Lake along forest road 140.

Remarks

As with all prescribed burns, weather conditions will determine the day’s most suitable for ignitions that have the least amount of negative effects on air quality and the best possible ventilation.