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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

Kaibab National Forest
Phone: 928-635-8200

Bob Blasi
Email: robert.blasi@usda.gov
Phone: 928-635-5653

Highlighted Activity

04/16/2021 Tusayan Ranger District to Begin Reed Prescribed Fire Project Monday
The Reed Prescribed Fire Project has been temporarily postponed after it was determined that conditions are currently unfavorable to meet management objectives.  Tusayan, Arizona, April 16, 2021...
News - 04/16/2021
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The prescribed fire operations planned for this week have been temporary cancelled as a result of unfavorable fire effects that were present on the first day of the burn.
The project may re-commence if conditions change in the near future providing the burn can meet management objectives successfully.

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 OriginTuesday February 25th, 2020 approx. 10:00 AM
LocationUpper Ten X 3 miles NE of Tusayan
Incident CommanderTyler Knight 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 temporarily cancelled until further notice.

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.