Update: 4 wildfires in Kaibab National Forest continue to grow

Crews continue managed ignitions along Forest Service Road 76 on the Sitgreaves Complex, Greater Grand Canyon, Arizona, circa July 26, 2014 | Photo by Holly Krake, courtesy of U.S. Forest Service, St. George News

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Growth continued yesterday on all fires in the Kaibab National Forest which are being managed for resource benefits with multiple objectives. Today crews continue to do preparation work ahead of managed ignitions and ignitions may occur on some fires. Fire managers continue to coordinate with neighboring forests, national parks, municipal fire departments and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to monitor smoke impacts.

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Current fires in the Kaibab National Forest

Williams Ranger District: Currently 3,776 acres in size, the Sitgreaves Complex is located approximately 5 miles northwest of Parks, Arizona. Crews completed ignitions along the northern section of Forest Service Road 76 within the planning area and continue work along the northern pipeline. Fire growth is mostly to the west and down slope of the mountain.

Tusayan Ranger District: Currently 3,400 acres in size, the McRae Fire is located approximately 5 miles southeast of Tusayan, Arizona. Today crews will continue ignitions within the planning area. Smoke may become highly visible from Highway 64.

North Kaibab Ranger District: Currently 309 acres in size, the Quaking Fire is located approximately 40 miles southeast of Fredonia, Arizona. Today crews will continue ignitions within the planning area. Smoke is visible from the Rainbow Rim Trailhead and Highway 67.

North Rim Grand Canyon: Currently 302 acres in size, the Kanabownits Fire is located approximately 1 mile northeast of the historic Kanabownits Cabin on the Walla Valley Peninsula. Today crews are continuing to monitor the fire and do preparation work. Smoke is visible from the Rainbow Rim Trailhead and Highway 67.

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