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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

04/22/2019 Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts to Begin Spring Rx Fire Operations
Williams, Ariz., April 22, 2019—For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the south zone of the Kaibab National Forest will begin springtime burning on both the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts.
News - 04/22/2019

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginThursday April 25th, 2019 approx. 08:00 AM
Location10 miles southeast of Williams
Incident CommanderTyler Knight RXB3
Incident DescriptionPrescribed Fire
Coordinates35.104 latitude, -112.048 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel60
Size5,200 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine, Oak, Grasses

Significant Events

Fire managers on the south zone of the Kaibab National Forest will begin springtime burning on both the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts beginning Thursday of this week and will likely burn through the weekend ahead.

Outlook

Planned Actions

On the Williams Ranger District, crews are hopeful to finish the final 5200 acres of the Sunflower project which began in 2017. The area to be treated is located approximately 10 miles southeast of Williams between County Road 73 and Whitehorse Lake. A helicopter may be used to assist with aerial ignitions on this project and up to 1000 acres a day could potentially be ignited.

On the Tusayan Ranger District managers will continue working on the Reed Prescribed Fire project and will be looking to burn approximately 500 acres 3 miles northeast of the town of Tusayan. Crews may move over the Russell Rx project located approximately 18 miles southeast of Tusayan and continue working in this project area if conditions allow.

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.