Kaibab South Zone RX Fire News Release

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Kaibab South Zone RX Fire News Release

Red Flag Warning in effect Saturday and Sunday for Kaibab National Forest

Incident: Kaibab South Zone RX Fire Prescribed Fire
Released: 6/10/2017

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. each day that covers the entire Kaibab National Forest due to strong winds and low relative humidity. The strongest winds are expected on Sunday, when a Wind Advisory has also been issued by the National Weather Service for much of northern Arizona.

Visitors to the Kaibab National Forest are advised to refrain from having a campfire when Red Flag Warning conditions exist. This advisory covers all campfires across the affected area, including in developed campgrounds, for the hours during which the Red Flag Warning has been issued.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or are imminent. A combination of strong winds and low relative humidities can contribute to extreme fire behavior. The campfire advisory remains in effect until the Red Flag Warning ends.

The Kaibab National Forest is committed to educating visitors about their role in helping prevent unwanted, human-caused fires. Avoiding having campfires on windy days is one way they can do that.

For detailed weather information including warnings issued by the National Weather Service, visit www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/. For homeowners interested in reducing wildfire risks at their residences, visit www.firewise.org.

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

Incident Contact

Bob Blasi
Email: bobblasi@fs.fed.us
Phone: 928-635-5653

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