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Due to growth on the Duck and Sitgreaves fires, more resources, including two fire crews have arrived and are actively working the fires.

Crews anticipate conducting managed ignitions along FSR 76 as needed. Variable winds, precipitation, and management tactics can change the amount of visible smoke each day. While varying monsoonal precipitation and winds are likely to change fire behavior and growth over the next several days, general fire behavior is anticipated to be low to moderate intensity.

With drier conditions moving into the area, fire managers expect the three fires being managed for resource benefits on Kaibab National Forest (NF) to grow.

“To keep ahead of fire growth, we are planning several hundred acres of managed ignitions around critical areas and perimeters” says Assistant Fire Management Officer, Josh Miller.

Variable winds, precipitation, and management tactics can also change the amount of visible smoke each day. Crews consistently monitor smoke and try, when possible, to limit impacts to residents and communities.

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