The Burnt Complex on the North Kaibab Ranger District increased in size yesterday reaching 1,135 acres and continues to burn at a low-intensity and pace. Yesterday’s current growth rate was one-quarter to one-half a chain per hour, a unit of measurement used in wildland firefighting. Lengths are noted by numbers of chains, and a chain equals 66 feet.
“The fire is behaving exactly the way we want it to,” said Incident Commander Dave Veater. Saturday’s operational plan is to monitor the interior of the planning area, and continue to hold and patrol the perimeter.
Continued lightning activity on the North Kaibab Ranger Districtthroughout the Fourth of July weekend resulted in another wildfire on the Kaibab Plateau that North Zone fire managers are considering managing in order to improve forest health.