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Halfway Fire

Unit Information

Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 S. 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046

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The Halfway Fire which was ignited by a lightning strike on the Tusayan Ranger District over the weekend grew to 97 acres on Monday, however a combination of initial attack resources including aircraft, hand crews, engines and a dozer working steadily throughout the day and were able to stop forward progress of the fire by early that evening.

The fire is 3 miles east of Tusayan and is now 100% contained. Crews will continue working the next several days to remove hazards, monitor perimeters, and search for any hotspots remaining. 
Light smoke may linger in the immediate vicinity of the burn area and may occasionally be noticeable in the early morning hours as diurnal winds shift each evening. 


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday August 02nd, 2020 approx. 02:00 PM
Location3 miles East of Tusayan near FR 302 & 2709
Incident CommanderAdam Pahl ICT4
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates35.974 latitude, -112.099 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel30
Size97 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine, Oak, Grasses

Significant Events

Fire holding with no growth in several days


Planned Actions

Mop up, hazard mitigation, rehabilitation,

Projected Incident Activity

Holding, hazard mitigation, monitor and patrol.


A Type 2 Hand Crew and two Type 6 Engines will remain on scene mitigating any hazards remaining in the burn area and rehabilitating ground disturbances from suppression efforts.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and Dry