Today fire managers will likely conduct ignitions on both the Sitgreaves and McRae fires within the planning areas. Crews anticipate increased fire activity on the four fires being managed for resource benefits as they progress across the landscape.
Smoke impacts will continue to vary each day but should continue to lift during the day and settle locally overnight. Smoke impacts may increase during times of managed ignitions. Fire managers are working in coordination with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, municipal fire departments, and neighboring forests to monitor smoke impacts.
Currently 120 acres in size, the Sitgreaves Fire is located approximately 5 miles northwest of Parks, Ariz. Crews will likely conduct ignitions along FSR 76 today. Smoke is highly visible from I-40. A community meeting for the greater Parks, Ariz., area has been scheduled for Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Maine School Gymnasium.
Currently 300 acres in size, the Duck Fire is located approximately 3 miles northwest of Parks, Ariz. Crews continue to actively monitor the fire. Smoke is highly visible from I-40.
Currently 1200 acres in size, the McRae Fire is located approximately 5 miles southeast of Tusayan, Ariz. Today crews are planning 300 acres of managed ignitions as needed within the planning area. Smoke may become highly visible from Highway 64.
Currently 15 acres in size, the Quaking Fire is located approximately 40 miles southeast of Fredonia, Ariz. To plan for fire growth, officials have identified a specific planning area of approximately 1,100 acres in which the fire could spread. No smoke impacts are anticipated at this time.
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