Kaibab Forest officials announce prescribed burn projects

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Fire managers for the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest announced locations where they plan to complete prescribed fire projects starting in October and continuing through much of next year.

Up to about 12,500 acres could be treated across the district during that time as long as weather and fuel conditions allow.

Areas that could be treated are:

• McCracken East Prescribed Fire: Three burn units southeast of Williams, approximately 850 acres;

• McCracken West Prescribed Fire: Southeast of Williams, approximately 1,700 acres;

• Twin South Prescribed Fire: South of Williams, approximately 300 acres;

• Dutch Kid Knoll Prescribed Fire: Southwest of Williams, approximately 4,100 acres;

• Dutch Kid Hat Tank Prescribed Fire: Southwest of Williams, approximately 100 acres;

• Dutch Kid East Loop Prescribed Fire: South of Williams, approximately 1,000 acres;

• Newman Hill Prescribed Fire: Northeast of Williams, approximately 900 acres; and

• Kendrick Prescribed Fire: Eleven burn units northeast of Williams, approximately 3,400 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 and appropriate weather conditions. More information on the Smoke Management Division of the ADEQ and information on prescribed burns authorized on any given day is available at http://www.azdeq.gov/environ/air/smoke/index.html.

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