Arizona Trail

Kaibab National Forest fire managers will be continuing work on two prescribed fire projects located on the Tusayan Ranger District beginning this week. Crews are expecting to treat approximately 680 acres over a four day period on the Reed project located approximately 2 miles east of the town of Tusayan. An additional 300 acres on the Russell project located about 10 miles southeast of Tusayan is expected to be completed in about two days.

Grand Canyon National Park fire managers continue to treat the Long Jim Prescribed Fire unit, as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow. On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, crews successfully treated 180 acres. "The success of this burn will increase visitor safety and improve forest ecology for years to come," said Burn Boss Mike Lewelling. 

The lightning-caused Coco Fire on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest has grown to 300 acres in size while reducing hazardous fuel accumulations and restoring overall forest health.

Fire crews continue preparation work ahead of the main wildfire along 2 miles of the Arizona Trail between forest roads 303 and 2719. Ignitions are also occurring to the southwest of the fire near the intersection of forest roads 302 and 303 in order to ensure it remains within predetermined control lines.

Yesterday, crew members finished the preparation work of burning out the area along Forest Road 2719 in order to prevent the Coco Fire from going beyond that. Today, firefighters will continue by burning along approximately 2 miles of the Arizona Trail from Watson Trick Tank to Forest Road 303. This work will reduce any potential for high intensity fire and improve safety to users of the trail.


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