Posted: 12/17/2018 - 11:30 am
Coconino National Forest firefighters are responding to a wildfire in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness approximately 15 miles northwest of Sedona, which was reported yesterday at 1:30 p.m.
The Winter Fire is currently estimated at about 50 acres with a moderate rate of spread and is burning on an eastern slope of the wilderness area 2 miles west of ...
Posted: 12/14/2018 - 12:01 am
The National Park Service will be conducting prescribed pile burns on December 17-20th at Walnut Canyon National Monument. These piles are small hand piles which will be closely monitored to ensure good consumption and minimal smoke impact. The piles are located between the Walnut Canyon Visitor Center and U. S. Forest Road 303.
Smoke may be visible in the developed area of Walnut Canyon, the Walnut Canyon access road and USFS road 303. The Island Trail and Rim Trail are anticipated to remain open to visitors, however temporary closures may be enacted if smoke conditions dictate.
If there are any questions regarding the planned ignitions please contact Chief...
Posted: 12/12/2018 - 9:14 am
Fire managers will be conducting green waste pile burns and slash pile burns south of Flagstaff starting Thursday morning.
Fire managers are planning to conduct pile burns west of Interstate 17 near Willard Springs exit and near the closed southbound rest area. The first is a 6-acre area at the Coconino County green waste transfer station 17 miles south of Flagstaff this morning. The second set of large piles sits on more than 200 acres near the closed rest area. Smoke will be evident to the surrounding communities and motorists using I-17. Smoke is expected to disperse toward the southwest and settle in Oak Creek Canyon and other low lying areas during the evening hours near the burn...
Posted: 12/7/2018 - 5:03 pm
Persistent wet weather has presented favorable opportunities for fire crews to continue burning piles at numerous locations across the Kaibab National Forest. Fire personnel on the Williams Ranger District will be moving to an area known has Kaufman Springs today approximately 4 miles north of the community of Parks to continue with operations.
Several Units of slash piles on the south side of Government Hill, west of county road 141 are scheduled to be treated over the weeks ahead. 114 acres will be ignited today just west of Wright Hill and crews hope to continue working in this area next week if weather conditions allow.
Objectives for these pile burns include reducing fuels...
Posted: 12/6/2018 - 10:00 am
Fire managers will continue to burn piles on the Williams and Tusayan ranger districts of the Kaibab National Forest today (12/6/2018) and tomorrow (12/7/2018).
On The Williams district, 139 acres of piles off of Forest Road 186 just south of Forest Road 108 near Coleman Lake will be ignited Thursday with an additional 52 acres to be treated on Friday.
On The Tusayan district, 19 acres of piles will burned on Thursday approximately 2 miles west of the Grand Canyon Airport.
Minimal to light smoke impacts are anticipated at both these sites. Smoke will disperse quickly due to rapid consumption and short duration.
As winter weather conditions continue on the Kaibab...