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Major Arizona Incidents
Kaibab NF South Zone Rx Fire (Prescribed Fire)
on October 18, 2019 at 11:51 pm
Kaibab National Forest fire managers have been applying prescribed fire treatments on the first units of the Three Sisters Prescribed Fire Project north of Williams. 2050 acres have been treated to date.The project is expected to take more time to complete, however ignitions will only occur on days that will be most effect for meeting objectives and minimizing smoke impacts to the adjacent rural areas. No burning will be occurring on this project over the weekend ahead. The 7400 acre prescribed burn area is located just north of the City of Williams and Interstate 40, east of Forest Road 124, and west of Airport Road and Highway 64. Crews will move to the 8300 acre Elk / Lee Rx Project next week. The Elk Lee Prescribed Fire project is located about 10 miles southeast of the City of Williams and is 8166 acres in size.
Ikes Fire (Wildfire)
on October 18, 2019 at 11:03 pm
The lightning-caused Ikes Fire is being utilized to fulfill its natural role in a fire-dependent ecosystem on the Kaibab Plateau. The fire is being utilized to achieve a variety of resource objectives including reducing hazardous fuels, promoting forest regeneration, improving wildlife habitat, and restoring more open forest understory with grasses and forbs. Fire is a force of nature that has shaped the vegetation and ecosystems of the Grand Canyon region.Location and Cause: The Ikes Fire, which started on July 25, is a lightning-caused fire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.Closures: Grand Canyon National Park North Rim is OPEN. Because of concerns for public and firefighter safety, the Rainbow Rim Trail and the viewpoints from Parissawampitts Point to Stina Point on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest are closed. Crazy Jug Point north of Parissawampitts is open. For hikers and...
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