The Pine Hollow fire continued to grow today and is now just under 500 acres, the fire did receive moderate precipitation over the weekend and more is forecasted for tomorrow.
Tomorrow’s planned strategy is to take advantage of recent wetting conditions and blackline perimeters around sensitive areas within the 10,295 acre planning area boundary.
“We’re going to do so on our terms, when we’re not being pushed and can control the intensity of fire behavior in and around sensitive areas that we want to protect,” said Type IV Incident Commander Dave Veater.
Name: Pine Hollow Wildfire
Started: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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
Fuels: The wildfire is burning in ponderosa pine fuel type and debris left from the Pipeline Fire of 2009
Resources: 2 Type-6 engines and 2 Type-3 engines
Expected Actions: Continue monitoring fire behavior, identify containment lines and values at risk
Additional fire activity updates will be provided as new information becomes available, and may be obtained through the following sources:
Kaibab National Forest Website: www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab
Kaibab National Forest Fire Information phone line: (928) 635-8311
Text Message – text ‘follow kaibabnf’ to 40404