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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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Incident Contacts

Bob Blasi
Phone: 928-635-5653

Highlighted Activity

11/08/2018 Prescribed Burning to continue on Kaibab National Forest beginning Friday
Williams, Ariz., Nov 08, 2018—For Immediate Release. Fuels reduction efforts will be continuing on both the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts beginning Friday of this week. Both districts will.
News - 11/08/2018
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Fire managers on the Kaibab National Forest continue working on the 2018 fall prescribed fire burn plan and will implement broadcast burns near Tusayan and south of Williams in the days ahead.. The specific units to be ignited will be chosen based on fuel moistures and weather conditions that are within prescriptive levels that meet fuels reduction objectives.

The flowing project areas are planned for treatments on both the Tusayan and Williams Ranger Districts:

Sunflower Rx Project: Southeast of Williams, approximately 12,000 acres.

Green Base Rx Project: North of Williams near Three Sisters, approximately 7500 acres.

Reed Rx Project South and northeast of Tusayan, approximately 3200 acres

Russell Rx Project Southeast of Tusayan, approximately 4000 acres

The Reed and Sunflower projects are currently active and may continue as weather and forest conditions permit.
Currently about 1500 acres have been successfully treated this week on both districts.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginMonday October 15th, 2018 approx. 10:00 AM
LocationApproximately 8 miles southeast of Williams & 3 miles south of Tusayan.
Incident CommanderRyan Rawlinson / Adam Pahl RXB2
Incident DescriptionBroadcast Burns
Coordinates35.933 latitude, -112.136 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel30
Size1,500 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine, Oak Grass,

Significant Events

Fuels reduction efforts will be continuing on both the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts. Both districts have been conducting broadcast burns throughout the week.


Planned Actions

The Tusayan District will move up to finish a 190 acre block approximately 3 miles E / NE from Tusayan on Friday Nov 16th. Southwest winds will transport smoke throughout the day to the northeast. Smoke may impact Highway 64E within the Grand Canyon National Park.


Some smoke can be expected to reverse direction over night and settle into the Tusayan area in the early morning hours on Saturday morning. However no ignitions will occur on Saturday to allow for rapid ventilation.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Favorable winds have transported smoke away from developed areas.