FREDONIA, Ariz., June 10, 2019 — Fire managers for the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest are tracking opportunities to pursue three prescribed fires at various locations across the district through the end of this month. Pending the appropriate fuel moistures and weather conditions, fire managers anticipate having an opportunity to begin burning in about one to two weeks and possibly continue into monsoon season.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Location||See attached fire update for specific locations on the Moquitch 1 Rx and Moquitch 3 (Phase 2) Rx burns.|
|Incident Commander||Drew Leiendecker, RXB2 Justin Perkins, RXB2(T)|
|Incident Description||Kaibab North Zone Rx Fire 2019|
|Coordinates||36.567 latitude, -112.275 longitude|
Both prescribed burn units consist of vegetation that is predominantly ponderosa pine with scattered clumps of aspen and patches of New Mexico locust.
Resources continue to monitor and patrol all North Zone prescribed fire burn units, which include the following for the 2019 spring/summer prescribed fire season:
Moquitch 1 Rx
Moquitch 3 (Phase 2) Rx
Tipover West Rx
Fire managers will remain cognizant of wind direction and ventilation with the intent to minimize smoke impacts to businesses and residences.
Fire officials recognize that impacts to air quality may be unpleasant at times; however, they can significantly reduce the amount and limit the duration of smoke more effectively using prescribed burning methods than can be done in an uncontrolled wildfire situation.