North Zone fire managers plan to burn piles in the vicinity of Jacob Lake and the Arizona Department of Transportation Jacob Lake Maintenance Yard starting as early as tomorrow (April 27).
Comprised mostly of ponderosa pine, these hand piles are a result of fuel reduction efforts within both the Jacob-Ryan Vegetation Management Project area and the Plateau Facilities Fire Protection Project area, an ongoing fuels reduction project at multiple sites on the Kaibab Plateau.
After heavy rainfall on Aug. 9 blanketed miles of US 89A between Marble Canyon and Jacob’s Lake with mud and boulders, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is working swiftly to restore the highway to its previous condition.
The House Rock Flood was caused by approximately one-and-a-half inches of rain in less than 20 minutes, according to the National Weather Service. As a result, crews were busy last week clearing mud and debris that collected on the roadway and in box culverts underneath the roadway to prevent possible damage during future storms.