Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Williams, AZ 86046
North Zone fire managers on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will be treating several project areas with prescribed fire starting in October 2018 and continuing through spring 2019. About 10,000 acres could be eligible for treatment across the Kaibab Plateau, but the implementation of each project will occur only when weather, fuel moisture and smoke dispersal conditions are within defined prescription parameters.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Monday November 12th, 2018 approx. 07:00 AM|
|Location||Four project locations in the vicinity of Jacob Lake, Arizona.|
|Incident Description||Knf-grca North Zone Rx Fires Fy19|
|Coordinates||36.34 latitude, -112.163 longitude|
Largely ponderosa pine, pinyon/juniper woodlands, and scattered aspen stands
North Zone fire managers plan to conduct prescribed fire operations throughout the week of Nov. 12 - 16. Up to 3,000 acres in four project locations near Jacob Lake on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will be treated during this timeframe.
Despite mitigation efforts, smoke from these planned prescribed fires may still impact or be visible from highways 89A and 67 as well as the Jacob Lake area. During and for several days following ignition, motorists are cautioned that smoke may be present on roadways for short periods of time. Smoke may also pool in low-lying areas during overnight and early morning hours. Motorists are reminded to use caution, drive slowly, turn on headlights, and avoid stopping in areas where fire crews are working.