Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 S. 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046
Gila/ Las Cruces Type 3 Incident Management Team Pedro Valenzuela, Incident Commander
Sunday, July 06, 2020, 8:00 A.M. MT
Fire Informationl Line: (602) 345-0469
Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: origin 30 miles south of Fredonia
Start Date: June 6, 2020
Cause: under investigation
Total Personnel: 201
Vegetation: Timber and piñon/juniper with grass/shrub understory
Resources: One Type 1 20-person handcrew, two 20-person initial attack handcrews, 12 fire engines, 1 helicopter, 5 dozers, and 12 water tenders.
FIREFIGHTERS NEAR COMPLETION OF SUPPRESSION REPAIR
Yesterday crews substantially completed suppression repair and began back hauling supplies. Today most heavy equipment and engines will be released, and the number of firefighters will be greatly reduced. Warm and dry conditions will continue. Fire activity is expected to me minimal. Firefighters will patrol the fire perimeter to mitigate any threats to containment lines
Safety: The holiday weekend is over, but motorists should be aware that many large firefighting vehicles will be traveling on local roads as they exit the fire area.
Closures: Forest Road 22 is closed between road 422 and road 429. Highways 67 and 89A are open to public travel. The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is now open (see: www.facebook.com/GrandCanyonNationalPark/). The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management have amended closure orders for the North Kaibab Ranger District and Bureau of Land Management land east of Fredonia. See: www.facebook.com/KaibabNF/ and https://blm.gov/office/arizona-strip-field-office/.
Restrictions: Kaibab National Forest has implemented Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. For a full list of restrictions, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/kaibab/alerts-notices/?aid=58061
Evacuations: None. The area along House Rock road remains under “ready” status.
For further information, please visit the following links:
CDC Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/smoke-faq.html
Wire Pass Fire Information: https://blm.gov/office/arizona-strip-field-office/ Phone # (435) 899-0415
A temporary flight restriction is in place over the fire area. Wildfires are No Drone Zones. If you fly, we can’t.