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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 Contact

Bob Blasi
Phone: 928-635-5653

Highlighted Activity

12/07/2018 Pile Burning Continues North of Parks on Williams Ranger District
Williams, Ariz., Dec. 7, 2018—For Immediate Release. Persistent wet weather has presented favorable opportunities for fire crews to continue burning piles at numerous locations across the Kaibab...
News - 12/07/2018
Units of Piles near Wright and Government HillImage options: [ Full Size ]

As winter weather conditions continue on the Kaibab National Forest, fire managers will continue to seek opportunities to burn piles across both the Tusayan and Williams ranger districts.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginSaturday December 01st, 2018 approx. 08:00 AM
LocationVarious project locations on the Tusayan and Williams Ranger Districts.
Incident CommanderTyler Richwine RXB3T
Incident DescriptionPile Burns
Coordinates35.306 latitude, -111.97 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel12
Size114 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine Slash piles

Significant Events

Fire managers plan to continue burning piles on the Tusayan and Williams ranger districts of the Kaibab National Forest as conditions allow. Slash piles are the result of forest restoration efforts, and the goal of burning them is to further reduce fuels that could feed high-intensity wildfire.


Planned Actions

Williams Ranger District fire managers plan to burn about 114 acres of piles just west of Wright Hill on Friday this week. Several units are scheduled in the area south of Government Hill in the weeks ahead. Minimal to light smoke impacts are anticipated and should be highly localized based on the small size of the piles.

No road or trail closures are expected with the pile burning planned for the Williams Ranger District.

Projected Incident Activity

Crews on the Williams Ranger District will be moving to and area north of Parks to continue with pile burning near Government hill beginning Friday this week

Current Weather

Weather Concerns