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Dog Fire in Kaibab Forest

Dog Fire in Kaibab Forest
August 21
15:47 2017

Fire crews in the North Kaibab Ranger District are thinking about stopping the spread of a wildfire via confinement rather than direct action, in order to lighten the risk on fire fighters safety.

The fire fighters are trying to limit the spread of the fire to 15 acres, by using a strategy that will confine and contain the fire’s movement. Fire workers have been aided by monsoon’s which continue through Monday evening.

According to Rangers from the North Kaibab District, the Dog Fire was reported on Friday and is the result of lightning strikes. The fire is located in the Saddle Mountain wilderness area, which is approximately 18 miles southeast of Jacob Lake.

For additional updates and information please check out the Forest service website.

Name: Dog Fire

Date Reported: Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

Cause: Lightning

Location: The fire is approximately 4.5 miles northeast of the North Rim Country Store and approximately 18.5 miles south-southeast of Jacob Lake on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.

Expected Actions: The fire is in a confine and contain management strategy and is estimated at 15 acres.

Fuels: It is burning in mixed conifer fuel type and although the area did receive showers throughout the weekend, fire activity varied from low to moderate.

Resources: 1 Type-4 Incident Commander, 1 Type-3 helicopter, 2 Type-3 engines, 1 Type-6 engine and 2 hand crews

Weather Forecast: Fire activity may decrease today as another round of monsoonal showers and storms is forecasted to impact the area today. Storm activity is expected to decrease tomorrow with slightly drier conditions expected throughout the rest of the week.


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