As favorable conditions continue across the Kaibab National Forest, fire managers plan to add the Sitgreaves Fire to the two fires already achieving resource benefits on Tusayan and Williams Ranger Districts. While these fires are managed to benefit the ecosystem, safety, and heritage, they can last several weeks or more. “Our goals for this fire include low to moderate intensity burning as conditions allow” says Assistant Fire Management Officer, Mike Uebel. “Meeting those objectives may take longer periods of time to accomplish successfully.”
Williams Ranger District: Currently 11 acres in size, the Sitgreaves Fire is located approximately 5 miles northwest of Parks, AZ. To plan for fire growth, officials have identified a specific planning area of approximately 14,800 acres in which the fire could spread. Smoke may be highly visible from I-40.
Currently 3 acres in size, the Duck Fire is located approximately 3 miles northwest of Parks, AZ. Due to constant moisture, fire growth and behavior has been limited.
Tusayan Ranger District: Currently 200 acres in size, the McRae Fire is located approximately 5 miles southeast of Tusayan, AZ. To plan for fire growth, officials have identified a specific planning area of approximately 11,000 acres in which the fire could spread. Crews are conducting managed ignitions as needed within the planning area. Smoke may become highly visible from Highway 64.
While varying monsoonal precipitation and winds are likely to change fire behavior and growth over the next several days, general fire behavior is anticipated to be low to moderate intensity.
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