Coconino National Forest

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. that covers the entire Kaibab and Coconino national forests, as well as much of Coconino and Apache counties, due to strong winds and low relative humidity.
 
Visitors to the Kaibab and Coconino national forests are advised to refrain from having a campfire when Red Flag Warning conditions exist. This advisory covers all campfires across the affected area, including in developed campgrounds.
 

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. that covers the entire Kaibab National Forest, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, as well as much of Arizona, due to strong winds and low relative humidity.

The following prescribed burns are planned for the week of May 1-5 on the Coconino National Forest.

These prescribed burns are conducted in order to help protect communities from severe wildfires by reducing forest fuel accumulation in strategic areas around northern Arizona communities, and also reintroduce fire into the Ponderosa pine ecosystem to help restore ecological integrity.

Fire managers are planning several prescribed burn projects this week across Coconino National Forest that will produce visible smoke near Flagstaff—or possibly the Stoneman Lake area—beginning Wednesday.

These prescribed burns are conducted in order to help protect communities from severe wildfires by reducing forest fuel accumulation in strategic areas around northern Arizona communities, and also reintroduce fire into the Ponderosa pine ecosystem to help restore ecological integrity.

The Kendrick Fire was a human-caused grass wildfire reported at approximately 2:30 p.m. March 17 northwest of the San Francisco Peaks. Personnel from Coconino National Forest and Summit Fire Department responded and worked to protect specific structures that were threatened for a time, which are listed below. Forest Service Law Enforcement was also assisted by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.

The Kendrick Fire, a human-caused wildfire reported at approximately 2:30 p.m. today is estimated to be 75-100 acres in size and multiple resources are on scene.

The fire is located 15 miles north of Flagstaff, just east of Kendrick Park and south of Saddle Mountain. Resources on scene from the Forest Service and Summit Fire Department include four engines, one water tender and approximately 20 firefighters. No structures are threatened at this time.

The Mogollon Rim Ranger District is planning to burn about 2,000 acres of light grasses and Juniper tree fuels approximately 16 miles north and east of the Blue Ridge Ranger Station on State Highway 87 on March 20 or 21 (Monday or Tuesday) if weather cooperates.

The burn location is on the far eastern boundary of the Coconino National Forest, one mile southeast of State Highway 87.

Fire managers are waiting for the correct weather and winds to ignite this area, as winds need to be southwesterly to minimize smoke impact to drivers on the highway and communities.

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