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Bald Wildfire

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Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 S 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046

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A new lightning start on the south face of Sitgreaves Mountain was discovered on July 22nd. The fire has been burning within the Sitgreaves Fire burn scar from 2014. It will be periodically visible from I-40 and the surrounding areas. Officials have been monitoring the Bald Fire for just over a month and will continue to watch fire behavior using aircraft and from vantage points on the ground below. The lightning caused Bald Fire is now 340 acres in size however growth has slowed significantly as consistent precipitation has been received over the fire for the last few days. Managers will continue to monitor fire behavior occasionally from the air reducing exposure of fire personnel working in the higher steep terrain. No further growth is expected.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday July 22nd, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationSouth side of Sitgreaves Mountain near Williams AZ
Incident CommanderMonitor
Coordinates35.326 latitude, -112.021 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel6
Size340 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine

Significant Events

The fire area has been receiving intermittent rain and has seen no growth over the past few days. Some interior pockets continue smolder periodically but no further growth is expected.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor.

Remarks

The Bald Fire is continuing to smolder however growth has slowed significantly as the area received consistent precipitation over the last several days. Burning for just over a month, the fire was backing off the higher terrain with one to two foot flame lengths consuming dead and down fuels scattered across the surface left behind from the 2014 Sitgreaves fire.

Managers will continue to monitor the fire behavior on occasion from the air reducing exposure of fire personnel working in steep terrain.

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