Fire Managers Monitoring Smoke from Kaibab NF Fires

July 26, 2014 - 11:31 am

Yesterday, monsoonal winds pushed smoke into the Flagstaff, Sedona, and Verde Valley areas from the Sitgreaves Complex on the Kaibab National Forest near Parks, Ariz. With variable winds in the forecast, smoke is likely to drift toward these areas again for the next several days. Fire managers continue to coordinate with neighboring forests, national parks, municipal fire departments, and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to monitor smoke impacts. For more information on smoke and air quality please visit or

Williams Ranger District: Currently 2689 acres in size, the Sitgreaves Complex is located approximately 5 miles northwest of Parks, Ariz.

Fire continues to move down slope and to the south and west. Hand and aerial ignitions will continue today as needed. New fire videos are available at

Tusayan Ranger District: Currently 3142 acres in size, the McRae Fire is located approximately 5 miles southeast of Tusayan, Ariz.

Today crews will continue 200-300 acres of ignitions along FSRs 305AC and 305AD. Smoke may become highly visible from Highway 64.


North Kaibab Ranger District: Currently 273 acres in size, the Quaking Fire is located approximately 40 miles southeast of Fredonia, Ariz.

Today crews are planning managed ignitions between FSRs 271L and D2152. Smoke is visible from the Rainbow Rim Trailhead and Highway 67.

North Rim Grand Canyon: Currently 270 acres in size, the Kanabownits Fire is located approximately 1 mile northeast of the historic Kanabownits Cabin on the Walla Valley Peninsula.

Today crews are continuing to monitor the fire and complete protection work around the cabin and lookout tower. Smoke is visible from the Rainbow Rim Trailhead and Highway 67.

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