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Kaibab North Zone Rx 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: david.hercher@usda.gov
Phone: 928-643-8110

Highlighted Activity

06/17/2019 Fire managers plan to begin ignitions on Moquitch
FREDONIA, Ariz., June 17, 2019 — Fire managers for the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest plan to initiate the Moquitch-1 and Moquitch-3 (Phase 2) prescribed burn units as.
News - 06/17/2019
This map shows the planned fire treatments for both the spring and summer of Fiscal Year 19, as well as, some accomplishments from last fiscal year.Image options: [ Full Size ]

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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
LocationSee attached fire update for specific locations on the Moquitch 1 Rx and Moquitch 3 (Phase 2) Rx burns.
Incident CommanderDrew Leiendecker, RXB2 Justin Perkins, RXB2(T)
Incident DescriptionKaibab North Zone Rx Fire 2019
Coordinates36.567 latitude, -112.275 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel55
Size3,500 Acres
Fuels Involved

Both prescribed burn units consist of vegetation that is predominantly ponderosa pine with scattered clumps of aspen and patches of New Mexico locust.

Outlook

Planned Actions

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

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.