Highway 89A

Earlier this month, North Zone Fire managers announced big picture plans for the 2017-2018 prescribed fire season across the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

As conditions fell within prescriptive parameters over the past ten days, that focus has narrowed, and firefighters are ready to begin hazardous fuels reduction treatments within the Tipover East prescribed fire (Tipover Rx) unit as early as Tuesday.

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District plan to burn piles Tuesday, April 12, through Friday, April 15; pending favorable weather conditions.   

Piles are located east of Highway 89A; at the junction of Forest Road 104 and Forest Road 413. Approximately 10 acres of piles per day will be treated. No road or trail closures are expected, but visitors should be cautious while traveling in the area. 

The Slide Fire is located in Oak Creek Canyon just north of Slide Rock State Park and burning northward, up the canyon into places such as West Fork and Harding Point.


Crews continued to hold the fire west of Highway 89A and south of Fry Canyon. A small spot fire occurred across the northern line into an area that was thinned in 2006. Because this area was previously treated, the spot fire was unable to grow and crews quickly extinguished it.

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