Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Williams, AZ 86046
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Thursday April 25th, 2019 approx. 08:00 AM|
|Location||10 miles southeast of Williams|
|Incident Commander||Tyler Knight RXB3|
|Incident Description||Prescribed Fire|
|Coordinates||35.104 latitude, -112.048 longitude|
Ponderosa Pine, Oak, Grasses
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.
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.
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.