Prescribed fire planned at Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument

A prescribed fire near Mount Dellenbaugh, an extremely remote mountain located in northwest Arizona on the Arizona Strip, date unspecified | File photo, St. George News

GRAND CANYON — Parashant National Monument fire managers are planning to conduct prescribed burning, if weather and fuel conditions allow, on 140-acres just west of Yellow John Mountain.

Preparation, ignition and monitoring of the burn is expected to begin Tuesday and run through Friday.

The prescribed fire will take place away from area roads, although visitors may see firefighters camping near Pleasant Valley.

National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management fire staff will manage and monitor the prescribed fire activity. Smoke may be present for several days in this remote area. Smoke emissions will be managed in accordance with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality regulations.

No road closures are anticipated, but public access may be restricted during ignition and periods of active fire spread to ensure safety. Signs will be posted to notify the public. Use caution when traveling in the area of the fire.

Contact Jeff Axel at 435-688-3377 for more information.

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1 Comment

  • .... October 3, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    This is a necessary procedure and hopefully the weather conditions will assist in getting this done without any problems.

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