Although monsoonal precipitation continued today on the Kaibab Plateau, the lightning-caused Pine Hollow wildfire remained moderately active. Fire remained active in heavy fuels and stump holes while relatively low flame lengths creeped through light fuels in the open pine.
Fire spread continued toward an area west of the Little Mountain Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA) garden, one of four SEGA gardens hosted by the Grand Canyon Trust, on land within the Kane and Two Mile Ranches. Ponderosa pine is the dominant vegetation type for the Little Mountain garden, which lies within the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.
Expected actions for the next 24-to-48-hour period are to continue monitoring fire behavior as more monsoonal precipitation is forecasted over the next 72 hours, and if fire behavior dictates, initiate blacklining operations around the SEGA garden to provide protection for the site.
Location: The fire is west of Big Springs Field Station in the vicinity of Little Mountain on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.
Size: ~ 500 acres
Planning Area Boundary: 10,295 acres
Fuels: The wildfire is burning in ponderosa pine fuel type and debris left from the Pipeline Fire of 2009
Resources: 1 Type-4 Incident Commander, 1 Type-3 engine and 1 Type-6 engine.
Weather Forecast: Expect daily rounds of showers and thunderstorms across the fire district this weekend and into early next week. Winds to be generally light except in the vicinity of thunderstorms.
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