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.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Monday October 25th, 2021 approx. 09:00 AM|
|Location||Upper Ten X - 3miles east of Tusayan|
|Incident Commander||Brandon Oberhardt RXB2|
|Incident Description||Broadcast Burn|
|Coordinates||35.976 latitude, -112.064 longitude|
Ponderosa Pine, Oak, Grasses
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.
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
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.