Managers Cancel Flying J Prescribed Fire on the Tusayan Ranger District

Release Date: Apr 2, 2012   Williams, Arizona

Contact(s): Punky Moore, 928-635-5653

Tusayan Ranger District fire managers have canceled the 300-acre Flying J prescribed fire planned for today and tomorrow due to light snow showers overnight across the project area. The unit is located 2 miles southwest of Tusayan, just west of the Grand Canyon Airport on the Kaibab National Forest.

Fire specialists will continue to evaluate weather and fuels conditions for possible implementation at a later date. The objectives of the prescribed fire include returning fire to the ecosystem, reducing hazardous fuels and improving wildlife habitat.

For additional information, please call Punky Moore, Fire Information Officer, 928-635-5653.