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Cat Fire

Unit Information

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

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The following map depicts estimated new growth on the Cat Fire as indicated on the 9/29/2018 news release.Image options: [ Full Size ]

Weather: Moisture from Rosa is forecast to move northward into the state today with shower and thunderstorm chances increasing through the day. Monday through Wednesday, a southerly flow ahead of the trough of low pressure along the West Coast is anticipated to draw deep moisture into the region from Rosa, which could lead to widespread wetting rains, thunderstorms, and possible strong winds.

Area, road and trail closure: The Restricted Area includes the boundary roads and trails described as beginning at the junction of Forest Road (FR) 610 and the Arizona Trail #101, then north to the junction with the Arizona Trail #101 and North Canyon Trail #4, then proceeding east on the North Canyon Trail #4 to FR 631 continuing to FR 8910 Junction. Then south on the FR8910 to South Canyon #6/ Nankoweap Trail #57, then going west on the South Canyon #6/Nankoweap Trail #57 to FR610 continuing west on FR610 to the Junction of FR 610 and the Arizona Trail #101.

Trails. All trails described above and depicted on the map attached as Exhibit A and within the Restricted Area, and the Point Imperial Trail (NPS Trail) from the National Forest boundary to FR 610; along the North Canyon Trail #4; along the South Canyon Trail #6; and along the Nankoweap Trail #57.

Roads. All Forest Roads described above and depicted on the map attached as Exhibit A, which are identified as the area perimeter; the area within the perimeter boundary is closed.

Smoke: Smoke impacts have been minimal thus far, but motorists are asked to always use caution when driving near or around all fires. For more information on local air quality resources, please visit https://www.airnow.gov/.





Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginMonday August 06th, 2018 approx. 01:00 PM
LocationAbout 25 miles southeast of Jacob Lake in the Saddle Mountain Wilderness on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.
Incident CommanderKody Stoner
Coordinates36.365 latitude, -112.029 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel13
Size4,620 Acres
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifer, ponderosa pine and pinyon-juniper

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to monitor the drainage to the west of the main fire and initiate firing operations as necessary in order to reduce the effects of high severity fire behavior.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Moisture from Rosa is forecast to move northward into the state today with shower and thunderstorm chances increasing through the day. Monday through Wednesday, a southerly flow ahead of the trough of low pressure along the West Coast is anticipated to draw deep moisture into the region from Rosa, which could lead to widespread wetting rains, thunderstorms, and possible strong winds.