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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

10/22/2021 Tusayan District to Burn 228 Acres on Reed Prescribed Fire Project Monday.
Tusayan, Arizona, October 22, 2021 — Kaibab National Forest fire managers will be continuing work on the Reed Prescribed Fire project located on the Tusayan Ranger District beginning Monday...
News - 10/22/2021
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Fire managers on the Kaibab National Forest are planning for the 2021 fall and 2022 spring prescribed fire burning season that is beginning in October of this year. Prescribed fires will be occurring at multiple locations on the north zone and south zone of the Kabab National Forest.
The Grand Canyon National Park will also be conducting prescribed burns over the next few months on both the north and south rims.
Operations will begin early next week on the Tusayan Ranger District.

A 228 acre unit on the Reed Rx Project will be ignited on Monday, October 25. This operation is expected to be completed in one day with very little smoke impacts to surrounding communities. Smoke is forecasted to ventilate out to the north away from Tusayan and be short in duration. Residual smoke may settle into drainages and low-lying areas overnight. This burn may be visible at times from highway 64, the Town of Tusayan, and areas within the Grand Canyon National Park.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginMonday October 25th, 2021 approx. 09:00 AM
LocationUpper Ten X - 3miles east of Tusayan
Incident CommanderBrandon Oberhardt RXB2
Incident DescriptionBroadcast Burn
Coordinates35.976 latitude, -112.064 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel20
Size228 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine, Oak, Grasses

Significant Events

Kaibab National Forest fire managers will be continuing work on the Reed Prescribed Fire project located on the Tusayan Ranger District beginning Monday October 25.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews will broadcast burn a low intensity 228-acre block on the upper Ten X Unit of the Reed Prescribed fire project located 3 miles east of the Town of Tusayan

Remarks

A portion of the Arizona Trail adjacent to the area being treated will be affected but will remain open. Hikers and trail users are asked to follow directions posted and comply with any temporary detours that may be in place during operations. Visitors should always use extra caution when passing through any area where prescribed burns are occurring.

Smoke may be visible at times from highway 64, the Town of Tusayan, and areas within the Grand Canyon National Park. 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.