Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 S 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046
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 visible from I-40 and the surrounding areas. Officials have been monitoring the Bald Fire for just over three weeks 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 utilize a type 3 helicopter at times to monitor fire behavior from the air. This will help reduce exposure of fire personnel working in the higher steep terrain. Growth may to continue as weather conditions permit.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 22nd, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||South side of Sitgreaves Mountain near Williams AZ|
|Coordinates||35.326 latitude, -112.021 longitude|
Crews initiated a back burn of approximately 80 acres to secure fire along forest road 75 on the southeast side of the fire. The fire area has been receiving rain and has seen no growth over the past few days.
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 three weeks, 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 utilize a type 3 helicopter at times to monitor fire behavior from the air. This will help reduce exposure of fire personnel working in steep terrain. Growth may continue as weather conditions permit.