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...
Posted: 11/30/2018 - 2:28 pm
Fire managers will be conducting slash pile burns near Flagstaff, Mountainaire and southwest of Clints Well throughout next week.
On Monday fire managers are planning to conduct smaller pile burns near Mount Elden’s Fatman’s Loop trail, west of U.S. Highway 89 and also large slash piles east of Mountainaire. Smoke will be evident to the surrounding communities, motorists using U.S. Highway 89 and Interstate 17. Smoke is expected to disperse toward the west and settle in low lying areas during the evening hours near the burn sites. If conditions allow, fire managers are also planning to conduct pile burns near the airport and various campgrounds in the...
Posted: 11/30/2018 - 1:15 pm
Fire managers plan to burn piles on the Tusayan and Williams ranger districts of the Kaibab National Forest starting tomorrow and continuing through next week, as conditions allow. The piles are the result of forest restoration efforts, and the goal of burning them is to further reduce fuels that could feed high-intensity wildfire.
Tusayan Ranger District
Tusayan Ranger District fire managers plan to burn a total of about 290 acres of piles in four general project locations beginning tomorrow and continuing through all of next week, if snow pack is appropriate.
- Forest Road 688 pit. Fire managers plan to burn a single, large natural debris pile off of...
Posted: 11/28/2018 - 4:23 pm
Fire managers will be conducting slash pile burns Thursday (Nov. 29) and Friday (Nov. 30) near Clints Well and Flagstaff.
Mogollon Rim Ranger District firefighters are planning to burn slash piles both Thursday and Friday near the intersection of state Routes 87 and 260 southwest of Clints Well. Smoke may be noticeable from these machine piles as wind speed decreases. Smoke will settle during evening hours in the West Clear Creek Wilderness and impact low lying areas near the burn site.
Smoke from pile burns near Mount Elden’s Fatman’s Loop trail, west of U.S. Highway 89, is expected to disperse toward the northeast and be visible to Flagstaff residents and motorists using U.S....