Posted: 11/9/2017 - 3:32 pmU.S. Forest Service and National Park Service fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, plan to initiate the Moquitch-3 prescribed burn unit as early as Tuesday if weather, resources, and fuel moisture conditions remain favorable to assuring firefighter and visitor safety, while still achieving the desired objectives outlined during the planning process.As anticipated conditions fall within prescriptive parameters over the weekend, firefighters will focus on treating approximately 2,000 acres on the east portion of the Moquitch-3 prescribed burn unit.Additional details are as follows:...
Posted: 11/9/2017 - 11:20 am
Two prescribed burn projects begin this morning on the Coconino National Forest which will produce smoke south of Kendrick Mountain and also near Clint’s Well.
The Horseshoe Wild Bill project (16 miles northwest of the Flagstaff) and Blue Ridge Urban Interface project (north of Clint’s Well) were both scheduled to begin Monday and Tuesday, but the projects were postponed until yesterday due to unfavorable weather and wind conditions. Today the projects continue and will finish up the Coconino National Forest’s prescribed burning for this week.
Prescribed burns are always dependent upon weather and wind conditions, which can differ drastically across the forest. Prescribed burns are...
Posted: 11/8/2017 - 9:19 am
Two prescribed burn projects will begin this morning on the Coconino National Forest which will produce smoke north of the San Francisco Peaks and also north of Clint’s Well.
The Horseshoe Slate project (north of the San Francisco Peaks) and Blue Ridge Urban Interface project (north of Clint’s Well) were both scheduled to begin Monday and Tuesday, but the projects were postponed due to unfavorable weather and wind conditions.
An additional prescribed burn project—Horseshoe Wild Bill North—is planned for tomorrow, but only if the Horseshoe Slate project is completed today.
Prescribed burns are always dependent upon weather and wind conditions, which can differ drastically...
North Zone fire managers continue prescribed fire operations at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National ParkPosted: 11/7/2017 - 3:25 pmNational Park Service and U.S. Forest Service fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, continued operations on both the North Rim Slopes and High Severity Edge prescribed fires last week. Updates on these prescribed burns are as follows:North Rim Slopes Rx: Fire managers treated an additional 175 acres last week within the North Rim Slopes Rx unit. Fire behavior is expected to periodically be visible from Arizona Highway 67 for several more days. Smoke may impact portions of Arizona Highway 67, but impacts are anticipated to be minimal.High Severity Edge Rx: Fire managers treated approximately 180...
Posted: 11/3/2017 - 9:36 pm
Ignition operations on the Wildhorse prescribed fire (Wildhorse Rx) were completed today. As a result, smoke from the prescribed burn is expected to result in more favorable smoke dispersion over the weekend. Fire managers estimate that approximately 2,813 acres of hazardous fuels have been treated since the project began this week on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.
Over the weekend, resources will remain onsite and continue to monitor and patrol the Wildhorse and Tipover East prescribed fire projects.
Fire managers anticipate smoke impacts to lessen over the communities in Marble Canyon and Page, AZ, and traffic directly adjacent to the...