TUSAYAN - Fire managers are planning to continue work on the Ten-X prescribed burn southeast of Tusayan on the Kaibab National Forest on Monday. Pending favorable weather conditions and Arizona Department of Environmental Approval (ADEQ), personnel are preparing to ignite approximately 400 acres on the project.
The weather service is predicting light westerly winds, which will help transport smoke away from Tusayan; however, if ventilation becomes marginal by Monday, burning may be postponed.
The Ten-X project is four miles southeast of Tusayan along Forest Roads 302 and 303. Previous burned areas, including the 2008 X Fire, and 2009 Ruby and Rae fires, lie adjacent to the Ten-X project.
To date, fire crews have ignited about 1000 acres on the 2,800-acre project. As the project continues, smoke may be visible at times from Tusayan and along portions of Highway 64.
To provide for public safety, a temporary detour on the Arizona Trail will reroute users from Watson Tank onto Forest Road 303 for about a mile, in the event that smoke impacts the trail.
For more information on our prescribed burns please visit the Inciweb at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/1878/.