Pile Burning Planned on Tusayan Ranger District
Incident: Tusayan Ranger Dist Projects Prescribed Fire
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Kaibab National Forest fire crews plan to burn slash piles this week on the Tusayan Ranger District pending favorable conditions and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality approval. The locations under consideration include:
• 100 acres - north of the Grand Canyon Airport
• 2 acres - 10-X Campground
• Less than one acre - North of the Ranger Station
The wind is a significant factor in determining where crews may ignite piles. The forecast shows sunny skies and moderate northeast winds Tuesday and east winds Wednesday. If these winds occur, crews may ignite the piles near the campground and the Ranger Station Tuesday, and the piles north of Grand Canyon Airport Wednesday. Smoke may be visible from State Highway 64.
The goals of thinning and pile burning are to reduce fire hazard and return important nutrients to the soil. For more information about prescribed fires, please call Punky Moore, Fire Information Officer, 928-635-5653 or call the recorded information line at 928-635-8311.