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O'Connell Fire

Unit Information

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

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Good black on the ground on both sides of the road after the fire moved through. 7-14-21. Photo by Dyan Bone. Credit the Kaibab National Forest.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The fire was first reported on Monday, July 12th at 6 am that was started by a lightning strike approximately 5 miles northwest of Tusayan and 1 mile southwest of the Grand Canyon National Park. The objective is to use existing roads for containment lines and let it progress naturally as well as engage in minimal burning to reduce the dead and down fuels as needed. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday July 12th, 2021 approx. 10:00 AM
Location5 miles northwest of Tusayan, AZ
Incident DescriptionNatural Lightning-sparked Fire.
Coordinates36.003 latitude, -112.204 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel3
Size190 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa pine, Juniper, Pinyon-Pine


Planned Actions

A local engine will be checking this area on a daily basis for any changes.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Monsoonal weather will possibly bring more lightning and precipitation currently and in the coming weeks.

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