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KNF-GRCA North Zone Fire Rx 2018-2019

Unit Information

Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Williams, AZ 86046

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Incident Contacts

Jackie Banks
Phone: 928-635-8314

David Hercher
Phone: 928-643-8110

Kari Cobb
Phone: 928-638-7958

Emily Davis
Phone: 928-638-7609

Highlighted Activity

11/09/2018 North Zone fire managers to conduct prescribed fires through week of Nov 12
North Zone fire managers plan to begin prescribed fire operations on Monday, Nov. 12, and continue through all of next week on up to 3,000 acres on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab...
News - 11/09/2018
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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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginMonday November 12th, 2018 approx. 07:00 AM
LocationFour project locations in the vicinity of Jacob Lake, Arizona.
Incident DescriptionKnf-grca North Zone Rx Fires Fy19
Coordinates36.34 latitude, -112.163 longitude

Current Situation

Size3,000 Acres
Fuels Involved

Largely ponderosa pine, pinyon/juniper woodlands, and scattered aspen stands

Significant Events


Planned Actions

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.