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Castle 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 — Castle Fire

Officials to Lift Castle Fire Closure on the North Kaibab Ranger District Released: 9/13/2019
FREDONIA, Ariz., Sept. 13, 2019 Effective today, the Kaibab National Forest will lift the area closure around the Castle Fire that has been in place since the lightning caused wildfire started in...
Castle Fire Ramps Down as Resources Are Demobilized Released: 8/23/2019
Despite near red flag fire weather conditions yesterday, resources were able to hold the Castle Fire completely within the planning area. Fire managers remain confident they will be able to maintain...
Fire Managers Anticipate No Additional Growth On Castle Fire Released: 8/22/2019
Over the last several days, crews have continued to reinforce all boundaries established for the Castle Fire, and fire managers do not anticipate any additional growth in acreage. Today,...
Castle Fire Crews Begin Mop Up and Suppression Repair Released: 8/21/2019
Widespread dry, hot weather, and low humidity have increased activity on several wildfires in far northern Arizona and southern Utah, contributing to noticeable smoke impacts in the area. However,...
Dry weather and high temperatures produce temporary increase in smoke Released: 8/20/2019
With support from recently added firefighting resources, Castle Fire crews yesterday continued to hold the fire within established boundaries, in spite of above average temperatures and low relative...
Fire crews keep Castle Fire corralled Released: 8/19/2019
Dry air moving into the region is keeping the Castle Fire active as it moves into unburned vegetation within the planning area. Yesterday, fire crews successfully continued to hold and patrol the...
Castle Fire becomes more active with winds Released: 8/18/2019
The Castle Fire became more active yesterday as wind speeds increased. Some spotting occurred on the north and south perimeter. Firefighters were successful in holding the fire north of Castle Point...
Hot and windy pattern produces more smoke from the Castle Fire Released: 8/17/2019
As expected, with strong gusty winds yesterday, the Castle Fire became more active moving it into pockets of unburned piñon-juniper and mixed conifer. The fire slowed once reaching confinement...
Castle Fire holding well within confinement lines Released: 8/16/2019
As hot and dry weather lingers, the Castle Fire is moving through areas of unburned islands of dead and down vegetation that has accumulated over the years. The Castle Fire has been burning with...
Castle Fire now in hold and patrol stage Released: 8/15/2019
FREDONIA, Ariz., August 15, 2019—Operations have been successful in allowing the lightning caused Castle Fire to reduce accumulations of dead and down forest vegetation. This will contribute to a...