Russell Prescribed Fire
Incident: Russell Prescribed Fire Prescribed Fire
Kaibab National Forest
Inciweb: http://www.inciweb.org/state/3/For Immediate Release Contact: Quentin Johnson, 928-635-8218
April 2, 2013
Prescribed Fire Planned Southeast of Tusayan
Tusayan, Ariz. - Kaibab National Forest fire managers plan to apply prescribed fire to 811 acres of National Forest land starting April 3, 2013. This prescribed fire will occur near the Bucklar Ranch on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest, approximately 13 miles southeast of Tusayan. This broadcast burn is primarily in ponderosa pine and pinyon juniper forest, and will take two days to ignite. Crews will continue monitoring the fire through the weekend and into next week. Smoke is expected to drift northeast during the day, and southwest at night.
During and after the burn, crews will monitor and patrol the burn to ensure it meets the goals and objectives outlined in the prescribed fire plan. Prescribed burns are used to improve forest health, reduce hazardous fuels, and return fire to a fire-adapted ecosystem.
For additional information, please refer to one of the internet websites above, or call the Tusayan Ranger District at (928) 638-2443.