Tusayan Ranger District schedules prescribed burns for fall

TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Fire managers for the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest announced locations where they plan to complete prescribed fire projects starting this month and continuing into next year.

Up to 6,000 acres could be treated across the district during that time as long as weather and fuel conditions allow.

Areas to be treated include the Tusayan east prescribed fire: east of Tusayan, approximately 260 acres, Russell prescribed fire - two burn units southeast of Tusayan, approximately 1,700 acres, Flying J prescribed fire - two burn units west of Tusayan, approximately 300 acres. Reed prescribed fire - four burn units east of Tusayan, approximately 3,700 acres.

During prescribed fires, community members and visitors may see fire personnel and vehicles in the vicinity. Smoke may also be present and may result in short-duration impacts to populated areas.

All prescribed burning on the Kaibab National Forest is subject to approval by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and appropriate weather conditions. More information on the Smoke Management Division of the ADEQ or to view prescribed burns authorized on any given day is available at www.azdeq.

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