Managed Ignitions Continue on Kaibab NF Fires

July 24, 2014 - 10:50 am

Today crews will continue managed ignitions on all three fires across the Kaibab National Forest (NF). These ignitions are to strengthen existing road perimeters and keep fire progressing within the planning areas.

Smoke impacts will continue to vary each day.

For more information on smoke and air quality please visit www.azdeq.gov or wildlandfire.az.gov.

Williams Ranger District:

Currently 2215 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. Aerial ignitions may continue as needed.

A closure order has also been placed for the northern section of the planning area for firefighter and public safety. New fire videos are available at http://tinyurl.com/ov9uxft

Tusayan Ranger District:

Currently 2750 acres in size, the McRae Fire is located approximately 5 miles southeast of Tusayan, Ariz. Today crews may conduct limited managed ignitions if favorable winds develop to minimize impacts.

Smoke may become highly visible from Highway 64 with light impacts to the town of Tusayan.

North Kaibab Ranger District:

Currently 112 acres in size, the Quaking Fire is located approximately 40 miles southeast of Fredonia, Ariz.

Today crews are planning managed ignitions as needed along FSRs 271 and 206. Smoke is visible from the Rainbow Rim Trailhead and Highway 67.

For more information, call 928-635-8311.

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