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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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Incident Contact

David Hercher
Email: davidjhercher@fs.fed.us
Phone: 928-643-8110

Highlighted Activity

08/19/2018 Team transitions to manage both Cat Fire and Stina Fire
Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team RobRoy Williams, Incident Commander Media Contact: David Hercher (928) 643-8110 davidjhercher@fs.fed.us Team Transitions to Manage Both.
News - 08/19/2018
Satellite Imagery of smoke resulting from multiple wildfires in the West.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Cat Fire is at 0% containment and is in monitor status. Containment figures are calculated based on a fire's interaction with constructed or natural fireline. Since the Cat Fire never burned up to the constructed or natural firelines, no official containment was reached; however, there is little fire activity on the fire perimeter with only a few interior hot spots still burning. The fire remains within the initial planning area set by fire managers. The fire area remains closed as outlined in closure order 07-18-10F# Closure Order 07-18-10F#.

Smoke update: Both the Cat Fire & Stina Fire are exhibiting minimal activity; however, we are experiencing an increase in regional haze throughout many communities in Northern Arizona. Today’s satellite imagery indicates this haze is attributable to multiple wildfires across the west to include Southern Oregon.

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 CommanderRobRoy Williams
Coordinates36.365 latitude, -112.029 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size3,688 Acres
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifer, ponderosa pine and pinyon-juniper/mountain mahogany

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor from the air.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Mostly dry conditions are

expected Sunday.