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Cat Fire

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

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News Releases — Cat Fire

Cat Fire Update: Fire Behavior Uneventful Yesterday Released: 9/30/2018
Fredonia, Ariz., Sept. 30, 2018 — For Immediate Release. The Cat Fire was not as active yesterday as firefighters previously anticipated, with most fire activity occurring at the southwest end...
Cat Fire Update: Critical Fire Weather Conditions Forecast this Afternoon Released: 9/29/2018
Fredonia, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2018 — For Immediate Release. A smoke column was visible yesterday as increased fire activity simultaneously pushed growth south to Forest Road 610 and west to Forest...
Fire behavior momentarily increases, rain from Hurricane Rosa anticipated Released: 9/28/2018
Fredonia, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2018 — For Immediate Release. Fire activity increased due to lower relative humidity and increased winds mid-afternoon yesterday. Meanwhile, firefighters completed...
Burnout Operations Continue on Cat, More Monsoonal Precipitation Forecast Released: 9/27/2018
Fredonia, Ariz., Sept. 27, 2018 — For Immediate Release. If conditions are favorable to do so, firefighters will continue to conduct burnout operations on the Cat Fire today that has burned...
Showers Expected in Forecast for Higher Terrain Areas Released: 9/24/2018
Fredonia, Ariz., Sept. 24, 2018 — For Immediate Release. Although there has been change in overhead, Kody Stoner, the new incident commander on the Cat fire stated, “Not much change has occurred...
Fire Activity Remains Low, Warmer Temperatures Anticipated Released: 9/21/2018
Fredonia, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2018 — For Immediate Release. Rain received on the Cat Fire Wednesday night was enough to tame the fire in fine fuels such as grass, leaves, and pine needles. However,...
Rain Moderates Fire Behavior on Cat Released: 9/20/2018
Rain Moderates Fire Behavior on Cat Fredonia, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2018 — For Immediate Release. Moisture received yesterday on the Cat Fire moderated fire behavior and dampened light fuels, delaying...
Moisture Forecasted to Return to Cat Fire Today Released: 9/19/2018
Fredonia, Ariz., Sept. 19, 2018 — For Immediate Release. High humidity and chance of showers are forecasted for the region, possibly giving crews an opportunity to conduct burnout operations if...
Closures re-issued for Cat Fire Released: 9/18/2018
Fredonia, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2018 — For Immediate Release. Effective immediately, fire officials are re-implementing an area closure for the Cat Fire for both public safety and the safety of...
Fire Restoration Continues on Stina, Cat Released: 9/18/2018
Fire Restoration Continues on Stina, Cat Fredonia, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2018 — For Immediate Release. With the Stina fire now at more than 90-percent contained local resources have nearly completed...