Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 S. 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046
A new lightning caused wildfire discovered earlier this week on the southeast end of the Williams Ranger District will be allowed to burn naturally within a pre-determined management area to reduce fuel loads and promote healthier landscapes.
Due to the remote location and low to moderate fire behavior observed, the Thumb Flat fire is being allowed to move naturally for the benefits of reducing hazardous fuel accumulations, increasing protection of local private inholdings, and restoring forest health. The overall strategy will be to contain the fire within a road system and various control features surrounding an area of about 475 acres.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday April 22nd, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||18 miles southeast of Williams near Colcord Canyon|
|Incident Commander||Ryan Allen ICT5|
|Coordinates||35.083 latitude, -111.994 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday May 03rd, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
Ponderosa Pine, Pinon Juniper, Oak, Grasses
The fire has reached the final size of 475 acres on Friday afternoon.
Forest road 12 will be burned out in order to confine the fire on the western edge.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Crews will remain on scene and monitor the containment lines over the next few days.
The fire transitioned to Type 5 on May 3rd and is not expected to expand and further.