Fire Managers on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest anticipate daily growth of the lightning caused Bert Fire as weather permits and ground fuels remain readily available.
Crews have successfully allowed fire to consume fuels along the north and east perimeter of the planning area. This action will help safeguard containment lines and limit the potential for fire to move into areas that may pose additional holding difficulties.
Smoke will continue to be visible from Highways 180 and 64 and within the community of Valle. Volume may vary from day to day depending on fire activity. Southwest winds are expected to transport smoke away from sensitive locations.
Bert Fire Summary:
- Start Date: May 28, 2016
- Cause: Lightning
- Location: Ten miles southeast of Valle on highway 180 near Ebert Mountain
- Current Size: Approximately 2416 acres
- Incident Commander: Quentin Johnson ICT3 / Mike Uebel ICT3T
- Resources: 1-Type 2 crew, 1-11 person Fuels crew, 2-Type 3 engines, 1-Type 6 engine, 1-dozer and 1- resource advisor.
- Personnel assigned: 58
Additional fire information for the Kaibab National Forest can be obtained through the following sources: